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5 Tips to Protect Your Pet Against Pests

Nothing is sweeter than a boy and his dog. I remember when we brought my son home from the hospital and first introduced him to Gunner, our chocolate lab; it was love at first sight. My son and Gunner have such a special bond. They spend their days playing fetch, running around outside, cuddling, wrestling, etc. Wherever Gunner goes, my son follows.

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Because Gunner is such an important part of the family, I know that it’s important to be a proactive pet parent; that’s why I choose to protect Gunner from pests. Because high pest season falls between April – October, June is the perfect time to protect your furry friends against pests. Follow these 5 simple steps to provide sufficient flea protection.

5 Tips to Protect Your Pet Against Pests

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1. Control your own home’s outdoor flea population by keeping your yard well groomed. Make sure to keep your grass, bushes, and trees pruned.

2. Fleas love to hide in dark, warm places. Be sure to keep your home clean. Vacuum regularly and don’t forget to clean your dog’s toys and bedding.

3. When bathing your dog, leave the shampoo on their coat for a few extra minutes; this will help smother the fleas on their coat.

4. If one of your pets has a pest problem, be sure to treat ALL of your pets. This will help pests from spreading.

5. Apply K9 Advantix II every month to your pet’s coat.


Want to know how K9 Advantix II is different than all other treatments? K9 Advantix II not only kills mosquitoes, ticks, lice, and all stages of fleas, but also repels pests. Containing ingredients such as imidacloprid, pyriproxyfen, and permethrin, K9 Advantix II works quickly to rid your pet of nasty pests. No other product repels, treats, and controls pests like K9 Advantix II.

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Learning all of this great information about K9 Advantix II, I was extremely excited to try it out on Gunner. Because Gunner is a larger dog, I found it easiest to apply K9 Advantix II while containing Gunner in the bathtub. By simply applying the solution 6 different places on Gunner’s coat, we were finished the application process within seconds.

Gunner has greatly benefited from K9 Advantix II; pest free and loving life! Protect, control, and repel your dog’s pests with K9 Advantix II.

How do you protect your pet from pests?

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Tuesday 8th of July 2014

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Liz Mays

Tuesday 1st of July 2014

That's easier to apply than I would have thought. Great idea to do it in the bathtub. Your pup is well-protected now!

Tiffany Cruz

Tuesday 1st of July 2014

Those pics are just too cute. What a good dog you have, looks like he didn't give you any trouble in the bath. I'm sure your dog appreciated being protected! I don't have a dog but I have a cat, and I keep him indoors and use flea and tick protection similar to what you use for your dog.


Tuesday 1st of July 2014

We keep the dog well groomed and use flea protection. Also, we don't have that many rugs.


Monday 30th of June 2014

We used to have a ton of ticks, because our neighbors were infested. Thank goodness they finally took care of the problem!

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