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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
Drs. Foster & Smith Fiprotrol™ Plus Yes Yes Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil, S-methoprene
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 Yes No Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil
PetArmor® Yes No Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil
PetArmor® Plus for Dogs Yes Yes Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil, S-methoprene
Sentry® FiproGuard® Plus for Dogs Yes Yes Yes No Monthly 8 wks or older fipronil, S-methoprene

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 flumethrin, imidacloprid
Preventic Tick Collar No No Yes No every 3 months 12 wks or older amitraz
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

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, piperonyl butoxide, pyrethrins
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
FiproGuard Flea & Tick Spray Yes No Yes No monthly 8 wks or older fipronil

Oral Treatments

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 4 weeks & older; 2 lbs nitenpyram
Sentry Capguard™ (Nitenpyram) for Dogs Yes No No No one 4 weeks & older; 2 lbs nitenpyram
Bayer advantus™ for Dogs Yes No No No one 10 weeks & older; 4 lbs imidacloprid

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