Many common flea medications are applied topically, which can be easy for some people and quite difficult for others. So today I thought I'd give you some tips on applying topical medications. Here are a few tips: Hold the applicator upright and snap off the tip to allow the medication to flow out of the applicator.
Hold your dog still. Your dog can be standing, lying down or even sitting. Just make sure you have access to the necessary area.
For flea and tick products, read the instructions on the medication to determine if the manufacturers recommend applying in one area or multiple areas.
For wound treatment, follow your veterinarian's recommendation on the frequency of medicating the wound.
Place the tip of the applicator through the hair and place directly against the skin or against the wound.
Squeeze the applicator until all of the medication has flowed out of the applicator. Try to avoid application of the medication on the hair.
I also have a short video showing you how to give the medication.
How to Apply Topical Meds
If your local area is prone to flea infestations (as so many are), your dog should be on a flea prevention medication. Fleas have been very bad this year.
I hope this information helps.