Q: I find flea products confusing to use. Also, we travel a lot and missing a dose has meant that we had fleas. What should we use? -- V.D., Homestead, FL
A: Even veterinary professionals refer to veterinary parisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine as "Dr. Flea." He says, "Products aren't so challenging to use when you receive veterinary advice about the right product before you make the purchase. For example, a chewable, flavored tablet like Comfortis is easy to use; all you need is to give it to your dog."
When you travel, if you take your dog with you, be sure to take the flea product of choice. If you leave your pet at home, be sure to inform your pet sitter about the protection you use, how to use and where you keep it.
©Steve Dale, Tribune Media Service