5 Best Flea And Tick Control Products For Dogs

adult-male-flea-by-kat-m-research.jpg Deciding on the best flea and tick control for your dog can be a little confusing.  There are several different products on the market.  And they all claim to provide excellent flea and tick control on dogs.

The 3 most commonly used flea and tick control products you can get from your vet are: Frontline Plus, K9 Advantix and Advantage.  Revolution and Capstar are 2 others you can get from your vet.

Fun Fact:  Frontline Plus is now available at Costco and Target!  It is also available at Walmart and Sam’s Club, as well as most other places that sell pet products.

I use Frontline Plus on both of my dogs.

I have not had any problems with fleas.

There have been a few times when I have used Capstar on my dogs.  For example, I use Capstar for added protection when we take our dogs camping.  The place we go camping is notorious for sand fleas, so I would rather be safe than sorry.

If you are still unsure about which flea and tick control product is best for your dog, here is a quick overview of each product’s claims…

Frontline Plus:

  • Kills fleas 100% within 18 hours.
  • Kills ticks 100% within 48 hours.
  • Works for an entire month.

K9 Advantix

  • Protects against fleas, mosquitoes, deer ticks, American dog ticks, brown dog ticks and lone star ticks.


  • Protects against fleas.
  • Stops biting within 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Kills fleas within the hour.
  • Within 12 hours, 98% to 100% of fleas are dead.


The other flea and tick preventatives that you can get from your vet are Revolution and Capstar.  Here is a quick overview of those 2 flea and tick control products for dogs:


  • Protects against heartworm, fleas, flea eggs, ear mites, sarcoptic mange and American dog ticks.


  • Kills fleas within 30 minutes, but is not long-lasting.
  • Lasts only 4 hours.
  • It is a good start to help get rid of fleas on a dog that is infested.



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  • Paula Swartz

    I use k-9 Advantix and I have taken three ticks off of my dog. Is it not working or what is the problem?

    • http://thefuntimesguide.com/ FunTimesGuide

      Paula – time to try a different product. There is no single flea & tick product that works best for every dog.

  • Lorelie

    I have used Frontline for years but it is NOT working as of late.  Both Cat and Dog are covered up with fleas!  I have even sprayed them with Adams Flea Spray and still they are miserable.

    • http://thefuntimesguide.com/ FunTimesGuide

      Lorelie – It’s similar to hair shampoo and body lotions for people – over time, your body gets used to the ingredients in products and they become less and less effective for your body type. If you take a break from those products and try something new for awhile, those old faves will become effective once again. For your dog, switch to one of the other brands for 1 season. That’s what I did. Now I’m back to using Frontline Plus regularly on my dog with the same great results I initially had.

    • Steve

       Get rid of them or make them inside lol, bath them a bunch too

    • DontEatTheMarmite

      I am receiving the same results with Fronltine Plus; it is no longer killing or preventing fleas and ticks. The active ingredients (fipronil and s-methaprine) have been around for years, thus these vectors have possibly developed an immunity to the product. I have had great success with both K-9 Advantix II and Advantage for Dogs by Bayer. I am not the only one that is experiencing problems with Frontline Plus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darwin.liquors Darwin Liquors

    Where can I find a comparison of these products based on testing, not the products claims or marketing?