Email Sign-Up Go to Shopping Cart (0)
 
 
EVERYDAY LOW PRICES ON PET SUPPLIES - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - FREE SHIPPING on orders $49 or more*
HOME »    ARTICLES »    PHARMACY »    FLEA & TICK CONTROL »    FLEA & TICK CONTROL OVERVIEW
Save Time! Download our Prescription Fax Form PDF before you go to the veterinarian
Our Heartworm
Guarantee
Flea & Tick
No prescription required for Flea & Tick Control
Horses
Ferrets
Ordering Information
Full Prescription
Product List
Veterinarians
FREE Prescription Resource Guides
Pharmacy Articles
About Our Pharmacy
1-800-447-3021
Disposal of Unused Medicines
Disposal of Needles and Other Sharps
Safe Handling of Contaminated Materials
Pharmacy Privacy Policy

Flea & Tick Control Overview


Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
TOP VIEWED ARTICLES
Dog Flea & Tick Control Comparison Chart 
How to Remove a Tick 
Flea Control and Prevention 
PRODUCTS RELATED TO:
Flea & Tick Control
Comfortis Chewable Tablets (Brand)
Comfortis Chewable Tablets (Brand)
As low as $87.99
Sentinel Tablets for Dogs (Brand)by Novartis
Sentinel Tablets for Dogs (Brand)by Novartis
As low as $5.99
Droncit Tablets (Brand)
Droncit Tablets (Brand)
As low as $5.99
Flea and Tick Control: Doctors' Overview Flea and Tick Control: Doctors' Overview
Fleas and ticks can cause a host of problems for your dog, from flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) to Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In large enough numbers, both ticks and fleas can cause dangerous amounts of blood loss, especially in young animals. An effective flea and tick prevention program is essential to your dog's health.

Preventing fleas and ticks from infesting your pet is much easier and less expensive than treating an existing tick or flea problem. As veterinarians, we have seen the devastating effects of Lyme disease on a beloved pet and witnessed the struggle of a house overrun with fleas. Choosing the right flea and tick control products now can save you considerable time, money, and heartache in the long run.

Below is a basic overview of the types of products available to help prevent or control a flea and tick problem. Please take a moment to review our Flea & Tick Product Selection Guides, Flea & Tick Product Comparison Charts, and flea and tick article links, all of which are provided to help you select the flea and tick products that will best meet your needs.

Topical & Oral Monthly Flea and Tick Treatments Monthly Flea & Tick Treatments
Selection Guide       Comparison Chart

    Topical and Oral Monthly Preventives like Frontline Plus, K9 Advantix, or Bio Spot SPOT ON for Dogs are by far the most popular flea and tick control products available, because they are easy to use, have a high margin of safety, and protect against ticks and the entire flea life cycle for up to 30 days. Each combines effective flea and tick protection with a simple one-minute or less application. Easy-to-use liquid solutions are applied to your dog's skin in a bead along his back. The liquid then combines with oils on the skin's surface and moves through the haircoat to provide complete flea and tick protection. Water-safe topicals such as Frontline, Frontline Plus, Advantage, and K9 Advantix are perfect for dogs that swim, and offer long-lasting protection that won't easily wash off. Economical Bio Spot SPOT ON for Dogs also provides protection against mosquitoes (carriers of West Nile virus).

Flea & Tick Collars Flea & Tick Collars
Selection Guide       Comparison Chart

    Flea and Tick Collars provide long-lasting protection against fleas and ticks with no mess and no fuss. Keep ticks under control for 3 months with the easy-to-fit Preventic Tick Collar.

Flea & Tick Shampoos, Dips, and Sprays Flea & Tick Shampoos and Sprays
Selection Guide       Comparison Chart

    Flea & Tick Shampoos and Sprays. Seeing fleas and ticks on your pet is a sure sign of trouble. It is very important to rid your dog of these parasites before they have the chance to cause flea allergy dermatitis or to pass on tick-borne diseases. Products such as Drs. Foster & Smith Flea & Tick Shampoo kills fleas and ticks and leaves your dog's coat soft and fresh.

    Relieve itching and scratching from flea allergies with a soothing Itch Stop treatment Anti-Itch Treatments
    Selection Guide       Comparison Chart

      Itch Relief Products. Itching from flea or tick bites can make your dog miserable and may lead to skin problems or infections caused by excessive scratching or licking. The best solution is to alleviate your pet's discomfort as soon as possible, while at the same time dealing with the ticks or fleas. As veterinarians, we have found that Drs Foster & Smith Itch Stop products provide immediate non-stinging relief from the pain and itch of flea and tick bites. Itch Stop is available as a shampoo, salve, lotion, spray, or pads, depending on your need. We also offer several other sprays and rubs to deal with itching from fleas and ticks. For dogs that need all-over relief, a soothing shampoo can be just what the doctor ordered. Drs. Foster & Smith Oatmeal Shampoo soothes irritated skin and can help to calm the inflammation of flea allergy dermatitis.

    Household Sprays and Room Foggers
    Selection Guide       Comparison Chart

      Indoor Flea & Tick Control Products. One of the most effective ways to protect your dog and your home from an infestation of fleas and ticks is by treating your dog's environment. For example, adult fleas spend most of their time on an animal, but flea eggs, larvae and pupae are found in abundance in the environment, especially in carpeting and rugs and under the edges of furniture. For automatic convenience, the Bio Spot Room Fogger treats up to 6,000 cubic feet for 7 months. Don't forget your dog's bedding and any other area he frequents. For natural flea and tick control, choose Natural Flea & Tick Control. Note: Outdoors, your dog is at risk from the many wild animals that carry ticks and fleas - including coyotes, deer, raccoons, skunks, and rabbits. Even if your dog does not come into direct contact with these animals, he can pick up ticks and fleas they've recently left behind.

    Flea and tick problems can differ depending on the season, your location, your pet, and your family. Since no two dogs or families are alike, it makes sense for you to thoroughly review your options and choose the flea and tick control products that best suit your needs.

 

Click here for a more printer-friendly version of this article.  
Click here for a pdf version of this article.  

 

 



Contact us