Fleas & Ticks

How to Combat Fleas & Ticks

How to Combat Fleas & Ticks

Protect your pet from pests by choosing products that are safe and effective.

Oral Doses

Oral products provide convenient and effective prevention and treatment from fleas and ticks. Most products are available in veterinary offices.
Dogs Cats Fleas Ticks Duration Application
Bravecto® (fluralaner) Up to 12 Weeks* Chewable
Capstar® (nitenpyram) 1 day Tablet
Comfortis® (spinosad) Once-a-month Chewable Tablet
Credilo (lotilaner) Once-a-month Chewable
NexGard® (afoxolaner) Once-a-month Chewable
Simparica® (sarolaner) Once-a-month Chewable

Topical Applications

Administer by parting pet's fur to reach the underlying skin.

Dogs Cats Fleas Ticks Duration Application
Activyl® (indoxacarb) Once-a-month Topical
Advantage II® (imidacloprid/pyriproxyfen) Once-a-month Topical
Bravecto® Topical Solution (fluralaner) Up to 12 Weeks* Topical
Catego® (dinotenfuran/fipronil/pyriproxfen) Once-a-month Topical
Cherestin® (spinetoram) Once-a-month Topical
Combiva® II (imidacloprid/pryproxyfen) Once-a-month Topical
Effipro® (fipronil) Once-a-month Topical
Effitix® (fipronil/permethrin) Once-a-month Topical
Frontline Plus® (fipronil/(s)-methoprene) Once-a-month Topical
Frontline® Gold (fipronil/(s)-methoprene/pyriproxyfen) Once-a-month Topical
K9 Advantix II (imidacloprid/permethrin)® Once-a-month Topical
Revolution® (selamectin) Once-a-month Topical
Vectra® (dinotefuran/pyripoxyfen) Once-a-month Topical
Vectra® 3D (Dinotefuran/pyripoxyfen/permethrin) Once-a-month Topical

Dog product only

Medicated Collars

For optimal effectiveness, tighten band until two fingers fit snugly underneath.

Dogs Cats Fleas Ticks Duration Application
Activyl® Protector Band (deltamethrin) 6 months Collar
Seresto® (imidacloprid/flumethrin) 8 months Collar

Other Products

Note that these have varying degrees of effectiveness.

Dogs Cats Fleas Ticks Duration Application
Flea Comb Varies Comb
Flea Dip Varies Topical
Flea & Tick Powder Varies Topical
Flea Shampoo Varies Topical

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* Bravecto kills fleas and prevents flea infestations for 12 weeks. Bravecto Chew and Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks and also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. Bravecto Topical Solution for Cats kills ticks (black-legged tick) for 12 weeks and American dog ticks for 8 weeks.