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Dog Flea & Tick Control Comparison Chart


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Topicals

Kills Adult Fleas Controls Flea Development Kills Ticks
(Lyme Disease
vectors)
Repels & Kills
Mosquitoes

(Heartworm, West Nile
Virus carriers)
Dosage Minimum Age Active Ingredients
K9 Advantix® II Yes Yes Yes Yes Monthly 7 wks or older imidacloprid, permethrin,
IGR pyriproxyfen
Frontline® Plus Yes Yes Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil, S-methoprene
Advantage® II Yes Yes No No Monthly 7 wks or older imidacloprid, IGR pyriproxyfen
FiproGuardTM MAX Yes No Yes No Monthly 12 wks or older fipronil, cyphenothrin
FiproGuardTM Yes No Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil
Bio Spot® ACTIVE CARE SPOT ON® Yes Yes Yes Yes Monthly 12 wks or older etofenprox, IGR pyriproxyfen,
S-methoprene, piperonyl butoxide,
n-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide
PetArmor® Yes No Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil
Hartz First Defense Yes No Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil
Certifect Yes Yes Yes No Monthly 8 wks; at least 5lbs S-methoprene, amitraz
Virbac
Pyrethrin Dip
Yes No Yes Yes 7 days 12 wks or older pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide,
n-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide,
di-n-propyl isocinchomeronate

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Flea & Tick Collars
Kills Adult Fleas Controls Flea Development Kills Ticks
(Lyme Disease
vectors)
Repels & Kills
Mosquitoes

(Heartworm, West Nile
Virus carriers)
Dosage Minimum Age Active Ingredients
Seresto® Flea & Tick Collars Yes Yes Yes No every 8 months 7 wks or older araricide, flumethrin,
imidacloprid
Preventic
Tick Collar
No No Yes No every 3 months 12 wks or older amitraz
AdamsTM Plus Flea & Tick Collar Yes Yes Yes No up to every 5 months 12 wks or older propoxur, S-methoprene
Sentry Pro Flea & Tick Collar Yes Yes Yes No up to every 6 months 12 wks or older propoxur, phenothrin,
n-octyl bicycloheptene
dicarboximide, pyriproxyfen
Sentry Dual Action Flea & Tick Collar Yes No Yes No up to every 6 months 12 wks or older propoxur, phenothrin,
n-octyl bicycloheptene
dicarboximide
Scalibor® Protector Band Yes No Yes No up to every 6 months 12 wks or older deltamethrin
Spectra SHIELDTM
Flea & Tick Collar
Attached Medallion
Yes No Yes No every 4 months 6 months or older zetacypermethrin,
piperonyl butoxide

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Shampoos & Sprays
Kills Adult Fleas Controls Flea Development Kills Ticks
(Lyme Disease
vectors)
Repels & Kills
Mosquitoes

(Heartworm, West Nile
Virus carriers)
Dosage Minimum Age Active Ingredients
Frontline® Spray Yes No Yes No monthly 8 wks or older fipronil
Adams Plus
Flea & Tick
Spray and Shampoo
Yes Yes Yes spray repels spray protects up to 2 months;
shampoo 7-10 days
for adults, 28 days pre-adult
12 weeks or older Spray: etofenprox,
S-methoprene, piperonyl
butoxide. Shampoo: S-methoprene,
piperonly butoxide
Bio Spot® ACTIVE CARE
Flea and Tick
Spray for Dogs
Yes Yes Yes repels from 2 wks (new adults)
to 2 months (re-infestation)
10 wks or older etofenprox, S-methoprene,
piperonly butoxide
Flys Off®
Mist
Yes No Yes repels every 9 days 12 wks or older pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide,
n-octyl bicycloheptene
dicarboximide, di-n-propyl
isocinchomeronate
Vet's Best Natural
Flea & Tick
Spray and Shampoo
Yes Yes - spray only Yes repels Repeat as necessary 12 wks or older peppermint oil,
clove extract,
sodium lauryl sulfate
ResultixTM
Tick Spray from Bayer
No No Yes No as often as needed all ages isopropyl myristate
Bio-Groom
Flea & Tick Shampoo
by Bio-Derm
Yes No Yes No weekly 12 wks or older pyrethrins, piperonyl
butoxide, n-octyl
bicycloheptene dicarboximide
FiproGuard
Flea & Tick Spray
Yes No Yes No monthly 8 wks or older fipronil
Virbac Ecto-Soothe®
3X Shampoo
Yes No Yes No 7 days 12 wks or older pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide, n-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide

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Oral Preventatives
Kills Adult Fleas Controls Flea Development Kills Ticks
(Lyme Disease
vectors)
Repels & Kills
Mosquitoes

(Heartworm, West Nile
Virus carriers)
Dosage Minimum Age Active Ingredients
Capstar® Tablets Yes No No No one time 4 weeks & older; 2 lbs nitenpyram

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