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Flea & Tick Topical and Oral Medication Comparison Chart


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Advantage® Frontline® Frontline Plus® Capstar
Kills Adult Fleas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
for 24 hrs.
Repels Adult Fleas Yes No No No No
Kills Eggs & Larvae Yes Kills Larvae No Yes No
Controls Flea
Development
Yes Yes No Yes No
Repels & Kills Ticks
(Lyme Disease vectors)
Yes No Kills Only Kills Only No
Repels & Kills Mosquitoes
(Heartworm, West Nile Virus vectors)
Yes No No No No
Administration Topical
Topical
Topical
Topical
Oral Pill
Treatment
Dosage
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
One-Time
Minimum Age For Cats
12 wks
& older
For Cats
8 wks
& older
For Cats
12 wks
& older
For Cats
8 wks
& older
For Cats
4 wks
& older
2 lbs.
or more
Active Ingredients Methoprene IGR & Etofenprox Imidacloprid Fipronila Fipronil & Methoprene 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® & Frontline Plus® are registered trademarks of Merial.

 

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