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in Health & Wellness // Basic Care

Protect your dogs

against the danger of

mosquitoes this summer


Mosquitoes in Pets1


With the year already heading towards longer warmer days -
man’s best friend will again face a lesser-known summer
hazard: mosquitoes.

Dog owners who understand the risk mosquitoes pose to the health and well-being of
their dogs will be pleased to know that they can provide their furry friends with
all-round protection simply and cost-effectively.


Not many pet owners realise the extent of the risk

Mosquitoes in Pets2mosquitoes pose to their dogs. Beyond an annoyance,
mosquito bites can cause allergies and infections, as well as
transmit serious diseases.
Your dog could suffer an allergic reaction to mosquito bites.
Even a single mosquito bite can cause enough itch and
irritation to result in excessive scratching or chewing at the
skin. Although such an allergy often remains a local skin
irritation, it could also, in severe cases, lead to a skin infection.
There have also been reports of dogs that contracted the
West Nile virus through mosquito bites, developing fever and
becoming lethargic.



Fortunately for pet owners, protecting dogs against the dangers of mosquitoes is as simple as following these three steps.

Eliminate any standing water around your home where mosquitoes can breed. Keep doors and windows closed to keep mosquitoes out. Grow citronella plants around the garden to keep the mosquitoes at bay.

Avoid walking your dog at dawn or dusk when mosquitoes are most active and steer clear of swamps, lakes and
other areas infested with mosquitoes.

• Never use human insect repellent on your dogs, as it is toxic to animals. Speak to your vet about insect-repellent products made for dogs, such as the new FRONTLINE Tri-Act®, an all-round spot-on solution which not only repels and protects dogs against mosquitoes, but protects against flying insects, ticks and fleas.

Mosquitoes in PetsGraphic1CUSTOMER HELPLINE: 0860 637 425
FRONTLINE TRI-ACT® Top Spot for Dogs. Reg. No. G4196 Act 36/1947.
COMPOSITION: Fipronil 67,60 mg/ml; Permethrin 504,8 mg/ml. CAUTION
404 Main Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, 2125. Tel: 011 348 2400.
Co. Reg. No.1997/022402/07.)


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