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Comparison Chart: Flea and Tick Medications

 

Use the chart below to see the differences in your pets flea & tick medications

Tick & Flea Medications

Product Species Minimum Age Topical, Oral, Collar Benefit
Advantage II dogs and cats
7 weeks dog
8 weeks cat

topical
monthly
minimum of weekly
adult fleas - kill
K9 Advantix II dogs
7 weeks dog

topical
monthly
minimum of monthly
adult fleas - kill
mosquitoes - repel & kill
ticks - repel & kill
Capstar dogs and cats
4 weeks dog
4 weeks cat
(weight is a minimum of 2 pounds)
8 weeks cat

oral
daily
adult fleas - kill
Frontline Plus dogs and cats
8 weeks dog
8 weeks cat

topical
minimum of monthly
may last 3 months
adult fleas - kill
flea eggs – kill
flea larvae - kill
ticks - kill
Frontline Top Spot dogs and cats
10 weeks dog
12 weeks cat

topical
minimum of monthly
may last 3 months
adult fleas - kill
ticks - kill
Program dogs and cats
6 weeks dog
6 weeks cat

oral
monthly
eggs - prevents development
Proticall dogs
4 weeks dog

topical
ticks - repel & kill
mosquitoes - repel & kill
lice - repel & kill
mites- repel & kill
Revolution Rx dogs and cats
6 weeks dog
8 weeks cat

topical
monthly
dogs
adult fleas - kill
flea eggs - prevents development
heartworms - prevent infection
ear mites - treat & control
sarcoptic mange - treat & control
ticks - control
cats
adult fleas - kill
flea eggs - prevents development
heartworms - prevent
hookworms - treat & control
roundworms - treat & control
Sentinel Rx dogs
4 weeks
minimum 2 pounds

oral
monthly
adult fleas - kill
 
 
 

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