This post is sponsored by Virbac？ SENTINEL？ SPECTRUM？ and the BlogPaws？ Pet Influencer Network？. I am being compensated to help create awareness about protection against common parasites found in dogs but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers.？More information about SENTINEL SPECTRUM. Virbac is not responsible for the content of this article.
I get a nauseated feeling when I think about parasites. We have two dogs and three cats who live inside our home， so parasite prevention is very important. If one pet contracts a parasite， all of our pets are at risk. My son who is 6 years old， constantly has one of the dogs or cats in his arms. I certainly don’；t want to risk him contracting a parasite either. So， how do dogs contract tapeworms？personalised mothers day gifts
Tapeworms are a little different than some of the other parasites that can infect your pets. They generally use a flea as an intermediate hostpersonalized graduation frames， but they can be contracted from the environment too. If your pet ingests a flea that is a host to tapeworm eggs， the tapeworms stay in the stomach where they develop. Tapeworms aren’；t difficult to contract. You dog can accidentally ingest a flea while they’；re grooming themselves or another pet in the household. Adult tapeworms can be as small as 4 inches， but can grow over 2 feet in length (yuck!). Pieces of tapeworms that are roughly the size of a grain of rice break off the worms？and are passed in the stool. The segments contain tapeworm eggs， so the cycle starts over again.
On the bright side， tapeworms aren’；t typically difficult to eradicate and treat. You need to treat the existing tapeworms and prevent a reinfection after treatment. We use？SENTINEL？ SPECTRUM？ because it is a multi-purpose parasiticide for year round prevention. The once monthly SENTINEL？ SPECTRUM？ Beef Flavored chews you can protect your dog from heartworms， fleas， hookworms， roundworms， tapeworms， and whipworms.
Did you know that you can see only a small fraction of the flea population？ Most of the flea population is eggs and larvae that can’；t be easily seen. Egg production begins shortly after female fleas take their first blood meal， and they can produce 40-50 eggs per day. If untreated， adult fleas can live several months. Have you considered？how exponentially a flea population can grow in a matter of weeks？
Lufenuron， is a unique ingredient found in SENTINEL Brand Products. They prevent fleas from developing into adults. SENTINEL？ SPECTRUM？？delivers protection through a chewable， and？it cannot be washed off . It’；s evenly distributed throughout your？pet’；s system. It stops flea eggs and maggot-like flea larvae from developing into adults. This helps prevent a flea infestation before it begins.
？Here are a few responses from a recent survey of pet owners：
How do you prioritize parasite prevention and do you use it year round？ I recommend asking your veterinarian about the importance of year round parasite prevention and if SENTINEL？ SPECTRUM？？might be the right product for your dog.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Virbac？ SENTINEL？ SPECTRUM？. The opinions and text are all mine.
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