This blog article is sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own.
A few years ago, my veterinarian told me that if my lawn needs mowed, there’s a high risk for fleas and ticks. I used that piece of advice to help me determine when I should be giving my dogs a flea and tick preventative, which in central Indiana generally means April through November.
But then in January of this year, guess what I found in my home? Yep, a flea. In the dead of winter. It was just one flea but you can bet that he had plenty of friends hiding in my home. I was not happy, to say the least and this made me realize that perhaps I needed to be protecting my pets and home year-round, not just during mowing season.
Fleas and ticks carry diseases that are harmful not only to our pets, but also to our 2-legged family members. That’s why it’s so important to prevent them, but I know that can be a costly endeavor… especially if you have multiple pets. So what’s a smart dog mom to do?
Recently we had the opportunity to try PetArmor®, a veterinary quality formula that claims to kill the following for up to 30 days:
- Flea eggs
- Flea larvae
- Chewing lice
One of the things that definitely piqued my interest about PetArmor is the fact that it’s available at Walmart, making it super easy to pick up without a trip to the vet’s office. It’s also much less expensive than the flea and tick products I usually buy from my vet.
But would it do the job? Would PetArmor protect my dogs and the rest of my family from fleas, ticks, and chewing lice? We decided to put it to the test to find out.
One thing to know is that your risk for fleas and ticks is largely determined by where you live. No place is safe from these evil little pests, but some parts of the country have a higher risk that other areas. Take a look at the maps below to learn more about your family’s risk level.
Applying PetArmor is easy to do at home. Before using, be sure to read the product label thoroughly. Determine if your pet is healthy and in the correct age range before using any flea and tick treatment and prevention product. You can call PetArmor’s 24-hour customer service hotline at 1-888-908-8425 with any questions.
Watch this super short video to see how easy it is to apply PetArmor to your pet.
If you’d like to try PetArmor and you’re wondering what’s the best way to start, check out these simple steps for making your home and pet flea and tick-free.
- Use PetArmor on all dogs and cats in your home.
- Vacuum the entire house, including under furniture, on upholstery, and along baseboards. Make this part of your spring cleaning routine.
- Wash your dog’s bedding and anything else they sleep and play on. You can also use PetArmor Spray in these areas for additional protection.
- Treat your yard. It’s a good idea to cut down tall brush and grasses near the house or pet runs to reduce your pet’s exposure to fleas and ticks. Learn more about creating a dog-friendly backyard here.
- Continue treating monthly, all year long.
Used as directed, PetArmor can stop infestations and help prevent re-infestation, giving you the peace of mind of knowing that your home and family are protected from fleas and ticks every month of the year.
Have you tried PetArmor for your pets? I’d love to hear about your experience in a comment below, and if you haven’t tried it yet, I hope you’ll visit your friendly Walmart and pick some up soon!
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