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How to easily administer a flea tick and worm treatment for dogs

by Bella Woof
A tale as old as time – that monthly struggle when it’s time to convince your furry friend to cooperate with you when you need to administer their parasite protection. Whether it’s the iconic tussle as you try and apply the treatment to their neck or the nerve-wracking moment when you risk your fingers wrestling open their jaws. It’s not fun for either party!

Historically, pet parents have had to endure this almost like a rite of passage. But the good news is, there is a much better option for you!

Skip past the stereotypical struggle to administer your dog’s flea, tick and worm treatment and choose the simpler solution – Simparica TRIO.

Mad Paws Pet SittingBut first let’s delve into the reasons why parasite prevention is so important for our pets.

Fleas are small, fast-reproducing pests that can infest your dog’s fur, causing incessant itching, discomfort, and in severe cases, skin infections. Not only that, but fleas can also transmit tapeworms to your dogs.

Ticks are slightly bigger than fleas and latch onto your dog’s skin to feed on their blood (we know, gross right?). They can cause paralysis or carry diseases like canine ehrlichiosis, which can cause serious health issues in dogs. What do ticks look like on dogs? They are usually small, round, and dark, becoming swollen and greyish after feeding.

Worms such as roundworms, hookworms, and heartworms, on the other hand, are internal parasites that can cause a range of health issues from weight loss and diarrhoea to serious heart and lung conditions.

Prevention: the best treatment for parasites on dogs

When it comes to flea, tick, and worm treatment for dogs, prevention is always better than cure!

Regularly using preventative products is the most effective way to protect your dog from these parasites. Two such products leading the market are Simparica and Simparica TRIO.

Simparica is a reliable, easy-to-administer, and palatable monthly chewable that helps prevent and treat fleas, ticks and mites. It starts killing fleas within 3 hours and ticks within 8 hours of administration, and its effect lasts for a whole month.

Simparica TRIO a more comprehensive solution, offers protection against fleas, ticks, mites, heartworms, and intestinal worms in one single monthly chew. Simparica TRIO provides fast-acting relief and starts to kill fleas on dogs within 4 hours and ticks within 12 hours of administration.

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Which parasite protection option should I choose?

Both products are safe and highly effective. Jump online and order them on Pet Chemist, and they’ll be delivered to your door within days!

If you’re looking for a comprehensive protection solution, you can’t go past Simparica TRIO. Just one dose contains a specially optimised trio of ingredients – including the ingredient moxidectin, the same ingredient used by vets to protect against heartworm that leads to deadly heartworm disease.

Need a few more reasons why Simparica TRIO® is the best choice for your dog?

  • It comes with a taste guarantee! It’s a liver flavoured chew and dogs love it. But, if yours doesn’t, you’re eligible for your money back. How great is that?!
  • Being a chew, it’s really easy to administer. Unlike liquid treatments, your dog will think you’re giving them a treat! Smaller than an AUD$1 coin, they’ll gobble it up within seconds. Done! 
  • Can be given with or without food. No need to try and time it with their daily meal, which makes it easier to remember to give it to them!
  • Can be given from 8 weeks of age. As soon as your pup is ready to venture out into the big wide world, you’re able to protect them from all the nasties lurking about.
  • Suitable for dogs as little as 1.25kg. There are six different options to choose from, all based on your dog’s weight. So giving them the necessary dose couldn’t be easier. 
  • 100% effective at preventing heartworm that leads to heartworm disease, one of the most deadly parasites to infect your furry friend.

Simparica Trio flea tick and worm treatment for dogsHow often do I need to give my dog a flea tick and worm treatment?

This is a really important factor – more so than one would think! Although it’s widely understood that the threat of parasites is rife during the warmer seasons (Spring and Summer), your dog needs to be protected all year round

These nasties will hitch a ride on your fur friend whenever they get the chance so it’s vital that you keep up your dog’s dose of protection every month. Let’s say that again. Every. Single. Month.

And, did you know… Dosing at the same time every month is critical. Mostly as a protective (proactive) measure but also as a retrospective protection measure. If a pet has been affected by heartworm, for example, timely administration will provide the best defence in catching it early.

But let’s be real. Life admin can get the better of us sometimes, and remembering to protect your pet from parasites is something that unfortunately can slip our minds.

Well, all hail our friends at Pet Chemist because they have the answer to our prayers!

You no longer need to set a calendar reminder (although that would help too), or be triggered because your dog is incessantly itching!

All you have to do is order your first monthly dose of Simparica TRIO and tick the box to apply Autoship – convenient automatic recurring deliveries. Give your brain a break from the mental gymnastics associated with keeping track of these medications. Get on with life and leave the monthly delivery to our friends at Pet Chemist.

Flea tick and worm treatment for dogs autoship on Pet ChemistYou can choose the frequency (in this case, every 4 weeks), and you can change, cancel or reschedule anytime. Plus, with Autoship, you can save up to 20% on your order. That, my friend, is a win-win!

What if I’m using a different brand of flea tick and worm treatment? Can I change to Simparica TRIO® anytime?

The good news is that moving over to Simparica TRIO is no issue from a compatibility point of view. Your dog won’t experience any symptoms or irritation – they’ll only be happy to get a new treat going forward! 

The only thing to consider is making sure that you’re starting the new coverage at the right time so there’s no lapse in your fur baby’s protection.

So there you have it – Simparica TRIO is an easy and most effective way to protect your dog against fleas, ticks, and worms in a single, tasty chew. And remember, if your dog isn’t keen and refuses to ingest their monthly dose, you can rest assured that the money back guarantee has you covered!



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