Cat Flea & Tick Topical & Oral Medication Comparison Chart
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Compare! Bio Spot®
ACTIVE CARE
SPOT ON®
Advantage® FiproGuard™ Frontline Plus® Capstar Sentry Capguard™
Kills Adult Fleas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
for 24 hrs.
Yes
for 24 hrs.
Repels Adult Fleas No No No No No No
Kills Eggs & Larvae Yes Kills Larvae No Yes No No
Controls Flea
Development
Yes Yes No Yes No No
Repels & Kills Ticks
(Lyme Disease vectors)
Kills Only No Kills Only Kills Only No No
Repels & Kills Mosquitoes
(Heartworm, West Nile Virus vectors)
Yes No No No No No
Administration Topical
Topical
Topical
Topical
Oral Pill
Oral Pill
Treatment
Dosage
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
One-Time
One-Time
Minimum Age For Cats 12 wks
& older and
5 lbs. and over
For Cats
8 wks
& older
For Cats
over 8 wks
For Cats
8 wks
& older
For Cats
4 wks & over
& 2 lbs.
or more
For Cats
4 wks & over
& 2 lbs.
or more
Active Ingredients (S)-Methoprene & Etofenprox Imidacloprid & pyriproxyfen Fipronila Fipronil & (S)-methoprene Nitenpyram Nitenpyram

Additional charges for an office visit frequently apply if you purchase from your veterinarian.
Advantage® is a registered trademark of the Bayer Corp.
Frontline Plus® is a registered trademarks of Merial.

  
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