In this guide, I will show you a few of the best flea products for dogs along with a comparative study of their ingredients. I will discuss the ingredients to use sparingly as well as the ones to avoid completely.
Flea & Tick Control for Dogs | PetSmart
Bayer (the maker of Advantage II) also offers (Est. $85 for a 6 month supply). Advantage Multi, offered by prescription only and in formulations for dogs and cats, adds additional protections against hookworms, round worms and other parasites (depending on the species). However, it is not an all life cycle flea killer and is only effective on adult fleas, not flea eggs and larvae. The cat version is the only product that's also FDA approved for use on ferrets (minimum weight of 2 pounds). One disadvantage to products in the Advantage line is that they don't protect against ticks. If that's a concern, a different product could be a better choice.
Flea & Tick Control and Treatments - 1800PetMeds
Frontline Plus, like Advantage II, is a reformulated version of an older product. The original Frontline killed adult fleas, as well as lice and ticks. The new version, Frontline Plus, also contains an IGR to kill fleas at every stage of their life cycle. It continues to protect against ticks and chewing lice as well, something that Advantage II can't do. comes in a single formulation. , like Advantage II for Dogs, comes in four dosage versions for dogs of different sizes.
Flea Pills & Oral Medications for Dogs and Cats- 1800PetMeds
Oral flea treatments such as are quick and effective. The medication travels through your dog's bloodstream and to the skin's surface, helping to kill biting fleas. Newer combination pill treatments such as and also prevent heartworm disease and other intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. See product label for details. Flea sprays are best in between baths, since the product will wash off when your dog gets wet. However, the sprays are inexpensive and relatively effective. Simply spritz your dog's coat all over, from the neck down and along the tail. For the head and eye area, spray on a gloved hand or washcloth and rub gently into your dog's hair, being careful not to get any of the product in your dog's eyes or mouth.