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.


Advantage:

  • 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:


Revolution:

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


Capstar:

  • 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.

 

Carrie

I have 2 Miniature Pinschers. My husband and I consider them our 4-legged kids.

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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?

  • david battestella

    You guys here don’t have a clue! NONE of the vets around here carry
    Frontline anymore!They are absolutely USELESS! At one point in time
    Frontline was ok but somehow they have watered it down to the point
    where it is a complete waste of $40! You guys here don’t have a clue! NONE of the vets around here carry
    Frontline anymore!They are absolutely USELESS! At one point in time
    Frontline was ok but somehow they have watered it down to the point
    where it is a complete waste of $40!