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Flea Control Product Guide

  Frontlilne Top Spot Frontline Plus K9 Advantix K9 Advantix II Advantage Advantage II Program Bio Spot Capstar
Kills Adult Fleas? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Kills Flea Eggs and Larvae? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Kills Ticks? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Repels or Kills Mosquitos? No No Repels and Kills Repels and Kills No No No Repels Only No
Time it takes to work 48 Hours 48 Hours 12 Hours 12 Hours 12 Hours 12 Hours 1-3 Weeks 24 Hours No
Administration Topically Topically Topically Topically Topically Topically Orally Topically Orally
Dosage? Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly One Time
Waterproof? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
For Dogs or Cats Both Both Dog Dog Both Both Both Both Both

 

Fleas are small wingless parasitic insects that live off the blood of mammals and birds. Frequently, fleas just bother our furry friends, but sometimes they develop allergic reactions to the fleas' saliva. This leads to the development of rashes and even loss of fur from excessive scratching or biting. Fleas can carry diseases such as tapeworms and Lyme disease. Although tapeworms are not actually transmitted through flea bites, the fleas often carry tapeworm eggs. When your pet bites to relieve itching, he may ingest the parasite and become infected.
 

 

Pets will occasionally pick up fleas during walks and outings. The adult fleas can be killed with topical products such as Frontline for dogs or cats, Advantage for dogs or cats, or Preventic Collars. However, you may also continue to use products that kill flea eggs and larvae to keep your home from being infested by fleas, such as Frontline PLUS, Frontline Spray, and the Household Foggers/Sprays.  


Many flea products are made to work instantly. You can get results from flea products within hour of effective dosage. It's a good idea to remain constant with the recommended dosage to your pet to avoid infestation.  

 


Ticks are parasitic vertebrates that infest every class of terrestrial vertebrate, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. A tick is not an insect. Ticks are more likely to target dogs. If you live in an area populated with ticks you should keep a sharp eye on these parasites. They can transmit serious diseases (such as rickettsial diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis) to dogs and even to humans.
 

 

If one pet in the household has fleas, assume that all pets in the household have fleas. A single flea found on your pet means that there are probably hundreds of fleas, larva, and eggs in your house. When vacuuming an area you suspect may have fleas, throw the bag out immediately. Deny fleas their natural habitat by removing any piles of damp twigs or grass from around your home. Check pets for ticks before bringing them inside. Remove embedded ticks using fine-pointed tweezers or a tick twister. There are wonderful products that we can recommend to treat fleas inside and outside your home.  


Advantage II Flea Control Frontline Plus K9 Advantix II

Vitasone Spray Hydrocortisone .5% Siphotrol Plus II Premise Spray (16oz) Vita-Soothe Shampoo

Green Pet Fleaze-Off Wipes (30 ct) Tick Twister Pro Green Pet Fleaze-Off (8 oz)





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