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Flea Medicine

A flea is any insect that belongs to the order Siphonaptera, which contains more than 2,000 species. Fleas are wingless insects that suck blood from a variety of animals. The flea that most commonly infests dogs is Ctenocephalides canis, commonly known as the dog flea. Flea medicines can generally be categorized according to the growth stage of the flea that it affects. An adulticide kills adult fleas, while insect development inhibitors and insect growth regulators interfere with the earlier growth stages of the flea. The flea medicine that is effective against multiple growth stages is known generically as insecticides.

The flea medicine that contains lufenuron as its active ingredient is an IDI that inhibits the development of chitin, which is the primary component of an adult flea's exoskeleton. Program is a common preparation of lufenuron, which is available from veterinarians. Methoprene is an IGR that prevents the eggs from growing and is available in many commercial preparations. Flea medicines for dogs also contain active ingredients such as imidacloprid and permethrin. Cedar oil is an insecticide that is effective against a variety of insects, including dog fleas. It is a natural substance and has a low toxicity level for humans and pets.

Frontline Flea And Tick Control
Frontline Flea And Tick Control

Advantage II for Dogs
Advantage II for Dogs

Frontline Top Spot for Dogs
Frontline Top Spot for Dogs

Program Flea Control for Dogs
Program Flea Control for Dogs

CERTIFECT for Dogs
CERTIFECT for Dogs

Capstar Flea Control
Capstar Flea Control

Spectra Sure Plus for Dogs & Cats
Spectra Sure Plus for Dogs & Cats

Pet Armor for Dogs & Cats: Kills Fleas, Ticks, & Chewing Lice
Pet Armor for Dogs & Cats: Kills Fleas, Ticks, & Chewing Lice

Freedom 45 Spot-On for Dogs
Freedom 45 Spot-On for Dogs

Liberty 50 Plus IGR Spot-On for Dogs
Liberty 50 Plus IGR Spot-On for Dogs

ProMeris
ProMeris

TriForce Flea & Tick for DOGS
TriForce Flea & Tick for DOGS

Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs & Cats
Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs & Cats

SentryPro XFT Squeeze-On for Dogs
SentryPro XFT Squeeze-On for Dogs

Fiproguard Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs & Cats
Fiproguard Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs & Cats

Bio-Spot Defense
Bio-Spot Defense



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