Save your dog from tapeworms

Did you know that fleas can give your dog tapeworms?

You know that fleas are an annoyance for your dog, but are you aware of the potential health issues they can cause? According to Plessis Veterinary Hospital, if your pup ingests a flea he might end up with tapeworms in his system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that dogs might accidently consume a flea while self-grooming and explained that tapeworms can irritate your dog and cause them to lose an unhealthy amount of weight. While the risk of humans getting tapeworms from their pets is very low, it is still possible for pets to transmit tapeworm infections to their owners and, most commonly, pass the infection to children. The best way to thwart infections in pets is through flea control. Staying on top of a flea problem and taking preventative measures can save your dog – and your family – a lot of problems.

Luckily, Hartz flea makes Hartz® UltraGuard® Rid Flea & Tick™ Shampoo with Oatmeal for Dogs, a flea treatment that will kill fleas and ticks in your dog's fur and contains Oatmeal to soothe your pup's dry, irritated skin. 


This content is provided by the flea treatment experts at Hartz®. We offer flea sprays, shampoos and drops to keep your pets safe inside and outside your home.