5 Effective Flea And Tick Treatments For Dogs

Fleas and ticks are causing some major problems in the lives of pets and their parents and hence, VetSupply has brought a list of 5 flea and tick treatments that not only treats fleas and ticks but also eases out tension from you and your pet’s life.

5 Flea And Tick Treatments That Are Recommended Countrywide

REVOLUTIONManufactured by Zoetis, the monthly spot-on is extremely popular for its all-round treatment

  • Selamectin is an active ingredient in the treatment
  • Revolution eradicates >98% of the fleas within 36 hours of administration.
  • Also treats Sarcoptic mange
  • Prevents Heartworms and treats intestinal worms like hookworms and roundworms
  • Dogs older than 6 weeks can be treated with this treatment
  • Prevents re-infestation of fleas

Frontline plusManufactured by Merial ( Boehringer Ingelheim)

  • Fipronil and (S)-Methoprene are the two active ingredients
  • Frontline Plus is a monthly spot-on that destroys fleas and ticks within 48 hours of application
  • Ticks are neutralized including the deadly ticks like brown ticks, and paralysis tick (up to two weeks)
  • Terminates all life stages of the parasites for 4 weeks straight
  • Kills by contact thus sparing your pet from painful bites
  • Helpful in treating Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD)
  • Kills chewing lice and aids in the treatment of sarcoptic mange
  • Safe to use on dogs older than 8 weeks of age
  • Can be successfully used on breeding and lactating dogs

NEXGARD SPECTRAMerial( Now Boehringer Ingelheim) produced this product with a vision to provide a broad spectrum treatment for its customers

  • Apt combination of Afoxolaner and Milbemycin oxime as active ingredients
  • Wide spectrum one monthly beef flavoured chew
  • Controls (Paralysis ticks, Brown Dog ticks, Bush ticks) infestations for 4 weeks
  • Eliminates fleas for 5 weeks
  • Nexgard Spectra treats gastrointestinal worms like roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms
  • Safe to use on puppies more than 8 weeks of age
  • Prevents heartworms
  • The safe use of Nexgard spectra is still not evaluated in breeding and lactating dogs
  • Safe to use in all breeds including collie breeds
  • Do consult your vet before administering, if your dog has a history of epilepsy/tremors/ ataxia/ seizures

NEXGARDAfoxolaner is the active ingredient

  • Manufactured by Merial( Now Boehringer Ingelheim)
  • Easy to administer beef flavored monthly treatment
  • Effective against Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), paralysis ticks and Bush ticks
  • Terminates fleas and kills them before they can lay eggs
  • Starts showing effect within 8 hours of administration and kill 100% fleas within 24 hours of administration
  • Safe to use on pups more than 8 weeks of age
  • It is also safe for all breeds
  • Do consult your vet before administering, if your dog has a history of epilepsy/tremors/ ataxia/ seizures

BRAVECTOManufactured by MSD Animal Health

  • 3 monthly flea and tick treatment for dogs
  • Terminates fleas in 8 hours of administration
  • Kills paralysis ticks in 24 hours of dosage
  • It is effective for 4 months in dogs for paralysis ticks
  • Fluralaner -the active ingredient present in this chew
  • Highly palatable and easily accepted by dogs
  • For all dog breeds along with pregnant and lactating dogs
  • Easy on the pocket and since it is a 3 monthly oral treatment, it reduces the chances of non-compliance

Before choosing any treatment make sure you consult your vet and understand that which treatment will be most effective for your pooch.