Top Fleas And Tick Treatment Of 2019 For Dogs

By | March 12, 2019
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Fleas and Ticks are the two types of external parasites that are plaguing the dogs around the world. They live on your pooch’s skin and suck your pooch’s blood and your peace at the same time by causing skin allergies like FAD (Flea allergy dermatitis) and transferring some dangerous diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever to your pooch. Also, loss of hair, reddened skin, skin rashes, skin infection, and anemia are symptoms and repercussions of heavy flea and tick infestations.

However, fortunately, there are treatments called IGRs that prove effective against flea and tick infestations. And as a pet parent, you should immediately start using those IGRs for monthly flea and tick treatments to protect your pooch from these bloodsuckers.

You might have already started the flea and tick treatment or you might want to start it, in either of the cases there is a question that is and will always poke your brain and that is-

Which Flea And Tick Treatment To Choose?

Below is the answer to your question,

Top 7 Best Flea And Tick Treatments Of 2019 To Safeguard Your Pooch

BRAVECTO

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  • 3 monthly flea and tick treatment for dogs
  • Kills 100% fleas in 48 hours of administration
  • Kills >98% of Ixodes ricinus ticks in 12 hours on your dog
  • Treats ≥93% of Dermacentor variabilis, Ixodes scapularis and Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks after 48 hours of infestation for 12 weeks
  • Also >90% effective on lone star tick for 8 weeks
  • Manufactured by one of the most reputed Animal health care company- Merck
  • Fluralaner is the active ingredient present in this chew
  • Highly palatable and easily accepted by dogs
  • For all dog breeds along with pregnant and lactating dogs
  • Easy on the pocket and since it is a 3 monthly oral treatment, it reduces the chances of non-compliance
  • Dosage should be given according to the table given below

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REVOLUTION

  • Produced by Zoetis, the monthly spot is extremely popular for its broad spectrum treatment
  • Selamectin is an active ingredient
  • Revolution kills >98% of the fleas within 36 hours of administration.
  • Eliminates Sarcoptic mange
  • Effectively prevents Heartworms
  • Controls and treats intestinal worms like hookworms and roundworms
  • Easy to administer spot-on treatment
  • Can be used on dogs older than 6 weeks
  • Prevents re-infestation of fleas
  • Administer the dosage according to the weight, please refer the table

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 NEXGARD SPECTRA

  • Merial( Now Boehringer Ingelheim) produced this product with a vision to provide a broad spectrum treatment for its customers
  • Nexgard Spectra is the perfect combination of Afoxolaner and Milbemycin oxime as active ingredients
  • Broad spectrum one monthly beef flavored chew
  • Eliminates fleas for 5 weeks
  • Controls (Paralysis ticks, Brown Dog ticks, Bush ticks) infestations for 4 weeks
  • Effective for treating gastrointestinal worms like roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms
  • Safe to use on puppies more than 8 weeks of age
  • Milbemycin oxime is a perfect heartworm preventive
  • The safe use of Nexgard spectra is still not evaluated in breeding and lactating dogs
  • Dosage Table:

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  • Safe to use in all breeds including collie breeds
  • Do consult your vet before administering, if your dog has a history of epilepsy/tremors/ ataxia/ seizures
  • It has also been found that of Milbemycin Oxime prevents Angiostrongylus vasorum aka French heartworm.

NEXGARD

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  • Afoxolaner is the active ingredient
  • Manufactured by Merial( Now Boehringer Ingelheim)
  • Easy to administer beef flavored monthly treatment
  • Effective against Black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and Brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus)
  • Successfully prevents flea infestations
  • Starts showing effect within 8 hours of administration and kill 100% fleas within 24 hours of administration
  • Safe to use on pups more than 8 weeks of age
  • Dosage table:

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  • Just as Nexgard spectra it is also safe for all breeds
  • Do consult your vet before administering, if your dog has a history of epilepsy/tremors/ ataxia/ seizures

SIMPARICA ORAL FLEA & TICK PREVENTIVE

  • Another product from Zoetis, it is an oral monthly flea and tick treatment
  • Sarolaner is an active ingredient that is recommended by many vets
  • Fast action treatment because it starts killing fleas within 3 hours and ticks within 8 hours
  • >98% of fleas are killed in 8 hours of administration and 100% flea free skin is achieved in 24 hours
  • Simparica kills > 94% of gulf coast ticks, American dog ticks, black-legged ticks, and brown dog ticks for 30 days
  • Highly palatable in taste
  • Should be given to dogs at least 6 months of age or weighing more than 2.8 lbs.
  • Simparica’s safe use has not been evaluated in breeding and lactating dogs
  • Consult your vet in case your dog has a history of any neurological illness like seizures, ataxia, and tremors
  • Dosage :

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FRONTLINE PLUS

  • Manufactured by Merial ( Boehringer Ingelheim)
  • Fipronil and (S)-Methoprene are the active ingredients
  • Frontline Plus is a monthly spot-on that eliminates fleas and ticks within 2 days of administration
  • Kills parasites in all life stages for a complete month (28 days)
  • It terminates parasites through contact thus sparing your pet from painful bites
  • All kinds of ticks are neutralized including the deadly ticks like brown ticks, American dog ticks, deer ticks, and lone star ticks.
  • Helpful in treating Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD)
  • Kills chewing lice and aids in the treatment of sarcoptic mange
  • Safe to use on dogs older than 8 weeks of age
  • Can be successfully used on breeding and lactating dogs
  • For dosage, refer to the product label.

ADVANTAGE MULTI

    • Manufactured by Bayer and contains Imidacloprid and Moxidectin as active ingredients
    • Breaks the life cycle of flea larvae, eggs and pupae on the pet’s body and the environment in which the pet stays
    • Advantage Multi is designed to eliminate and control the gastro-intestinal worms like hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms
    • Controls Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) in dogs by controlling flea infestations
    • Prevents Sarcoptic mange
    • One of the major “advantage” that Advantage multi has is that it also prevents heartworms infestations
    • DOSAGE :

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So, the list of the top flea and tick products of 2019 of dogs is at your disposal and you can pick anyone that suits your pocket and your dog’s health, just keep this in mind that you have to be very meticulous about the product you choose and do consult your vet before buying any of the above products.

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