It’s beginning to dawn on me that getting a dog for the first time is a bit like bringing home your first baby. Okay, so far Roofus has been easier since we got him already potty trained and he really doesn’t cry, but I’ve had a couple of flashback moments where I realize that I am responsible for protecting him from dangers I don’t even know about yet.
One thing I did know to ask about during our first vet visit was flea and tick prevention. For some reason, I had a vision in my head of a flea collar that he would wear. Maybe that’s some sort of old technology from when I was a kid or maybe I’m thinking of cats???? I don’t know.
So imagine my surprise when my vet told me that flea and tick prevention is as easy as applying a small amount of liquid to my dog’s skin each month! I know that my area was already reporting tick sightings back in February and that this season could be pretty bad. I’ve personally known several people who have battled Lyme Disease and do not want ticks ANYWHERE around my family. Just the mention of fleas makes me start itching (you’re scratching now too, aren’t you?) and I’d prefer not to have to deal with them either!
The folks at Adams sent over a three month supply of their Flea & Tick Spot On with their Smart Shield applicator. (Follow the link for a high value coupon!) This specially designed applicator makes the getting the treatment onto the dog’s skin (important so that it can disburse properly) much easier. The fact that I could apply the treatment with one hand left my other hand free to hold the collar of my very wiggly dog. I also appreciated the telltale “click” that lets you know the proper amount has been applied.
The Adams treatment contains a formula that begins killing fleas and ticks within 15 minutes and goes after fleas eggs and larvae to prevent infestation for up to two months. It also kills and repels mosquitoes for up to four weeks. The formula is water resistant and contains lanolin for coat conditioning.
You can find Adams fleas and tick products for both dogs and cats in Walmart stores nationwide and they sell for a suggested retail price of $8.99 for a one month supply or $19.99 for a three month supply.
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts and opinions are my own