Karen Halligan shares simple steps to rid your home of fleas.

Expert Panel

From questions on fleas and ticks to inquiries about food hazards, our expert panel has the answers.

Dr. Karen Halligan Veterinarian/Shelter Director

Karen “Doc” Halligan, a distinguished veterinarian, author, shelter director and devoted pet owner, has gained national acclaim as a spokesperson for animal health and welfare. She has appeared on LIVE! with Regis and Kelly, ABC, NBC, FOX, Animal Planet, Animal Rescue 911, and HGTV.

Do I need to reapply PetArmor® after my pet gets wet?

There is no need to reapply PetArmor following your pet’s exposure to water, bathing or swimming, as PetArmor remains effective in these conditions. Treat your pet with PetArmor only once a month.

I’ve been treating my pet for a while and I don’t see fleas or ticks, but she continues to scratch.

See your veterinarian. Your pet could have other skin issues that may need specialized care.

What if I still see fleas in my home after I’ve treated my pet with PetArmor?

If you see fleas after several weeks, it could be due to an infestation rather than the product not working. It can take months to get rid of fleas because the flea lifecycle can last 30-90 days. PetArmor breaks this life cycle as newly emerged fleas will be killed as they come in contact with the pet. Getting rid of fleas can be accelerated by vacuuming the carpet and washing bedding. Also, it is important to treat all the pets in your household as they can transmit fleas and ticks to one another. Using PetArmor every month on all pets will protect them from fleas and ticks. For more information, watch my video on how to get rid of fleas for good.

Does PetArmor also treat chewing lice?

Yes. A monthly application of PetArmor will kill and control chewing lice.

Are there any side effects from PetArmor?

The active ingredient in PetArmor, fipronil, has been proven safe and effective in studies and over many years of use. Sensitivities may occur after using any flea and tick products. You may see temporary irritation at the application area. If your pet continues to show any signs of sensitivity, see your veterinarian immediately and before reapplying PetArmor.

Should I stop using PetArmor if I don’t see any more fleas or ticks?

No. Just because you don’t see adult fleas or ticks doesn’t mean they’re not hiding in your carpet or backyard. Applying PetArmor flea and tick medication every month will help prevent future infestations.

Can I use PetArmor if my pet is being treated with other pet medications?

There are no known reactions between fipronil-based products, like PetArmor, and other medications, but you should ask your veterinarian.