Spring is fast approaching, which means many plants and animals will be coming out of dormancy and hibernation. While budding plants and new life make spring a time of happiness and splendor, these welcome inhabitants aren’t the only lifeforms coming out of a long winter break.
Unfortunately for pets, warmer weather also means flea and tick season. Fleas and ticks cause numerous health problems for pets, such as allergies, disease, and skin conditions. They can also infest your house and affect your entire family’s quality of life.
That is why we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 monthly flea and tick treatments to keep your pets and house free of harmful pests.
Trifexis chew tablets start working within 30 minutes by killing 100% of fleas and preventing them from laying eggs. Given every 30 days, Trifexis also offers your pet protection from parasites. These tablets come in a beef flavor that encourages dogs to take the medication.
NexGard is another chewable tablet that is administered monthly to control fleas and ticks. This tablet is the only tablet that’s FDA-approved to kill Lyme disease-causing fleas and ticks. In addition, NexGard prevents flea infestations for up to 30 days at a time.
Sentinel is a beef-flavored tablet that helps prevent fleas, heartworms, and other parasites from infecting your pet. It is given to your pet once a month to help control and prevent flea and parasitical infestations.
This chewable tablet kills and prevents flea infestations in both dogs and cats. It is administered monthly and starts working within 30 minutes of oral ingestion. Comfortis also comes in a beef flavor that cats and dogs love. The medication is fast-acting and attacks fleas’ nervous systems to kill them.
The Simparica flea and tick tablet is an oral chew medication geared at providing your dog with protection from fleas for as many as 34 days. It starts killing ticks after only 8 hours and can kill fleas completely within 3 hours of administering.
Revolution is a topical medication that protects your dog from fleas and parasites. This medication is a liquid that enters the bloodstream to kill and prevent heartworms. It kills mites, mange, fleas, and ticks while preventing fleas from laying eggs and hatching.
Advantage Multi for Dogs® is a topical medication that helps treat and kill flea infestations, parasites, and heartworm. This medication comes in a monthly, single-use applicator that is easy to dispense. The amount of solution is dependent on your dog’s weight.
Frontline Plus is a liquid solution for killing lice, ticks, fleas, and flea eggs. This topical medication is also waterproof for 24 hours once applied and both stops and prevents infestations that can harm your dog. Frontline Plus works by collecting oils through your dog’s hair follicles and releasing an insect growth regulator for 30 days. It is safe to use on pregnant and nursing dogs.
K9 Advantix II controls fleas and their eggs, ticks, and mosquitoes by repelling and killing them. Within 12 hours of application, up to 100% of fleas on your dog will be killed for up to four weeks. The great thing about this medication is that it stops fleas in all of the life cycles, including larval fleas. K9 Advantix II is applied topically, over the hair of your pet, where it spreads through your pet’s hair follicles to the skin, providing full-body coverage.
Cheristin is a liquid flea medication that protects your cat from fleas for up to 6 weeks, though its recommended use is every 4 weeks. This topical medication is non-greasy, easy to apply, and fast-acting. Cheristin starts working within 30 minutes of application and releases a continuous, low-concentration medicine that kills 98-100% of fleas in just 12 hours.
Order Flea and Tick Medications Today
Though most pet medications for flea and tick treatments require a prescription from your pet’s veterinarian, it couldn’t be easier to order from Allivet!
Simply add your pet’s medication to your cart, proceed to checkout, and then enter the necessary information. Alternatively, you can also mail us your pet’s prescription.
We will contact your pet’s veterinarian on your behalf so that your pet can quickly get flea and tick relief.