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Topical Flea and Tick Treatment for Dogs

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Topical Flea and Tick Treatment and Prevention

Fleas and ticks are common parasites that affect your dog’s health and quality of life. They carry diseases and potential for irritation, skin issues, infections, and more. Topical flea treatment for dogs is an excellent option for preventing and eradicating infestations. Topical treatments can kill existing infestations, prevent re-infestation, and even treat other concerns, such as ticks. Allivet carries all of the best topical flea medicine on the market.

Benefits of topical flea prevention

Pet owners tend to be more familiar with topical flea treatment for dogs because it was the first treatment option available on the market. Topical treatments also tend to be more affordable, making them more accessible. Some options for topical flea and tick for dogs are available over the counter, while others require a prescription from your veterinarian. Over the counter options may be the go-to choice to quickly eradicate an infestation. Whether you prefer a more natural option or you want a treatment that lasts for several months, Allivet offers the best topical flea treatment for dogs.

Common questions about topical flea treatment for dogs

Are topical flea treatments safe for dogs?

Yes! Topical treatments are safe, as long as you read and follow the directions for each product. Pay close attention to the age and weight of your pet and do not exceed the recommended application amount or use cat treatments on dogs (or vice versa). If you prefer natural products, there are excellent, effective options. No matter which topical treatment you choose, you can rest assured that your dog will be safe and flea-free.

Flea collar vs. topical for dogs – which is more effective?

Flea collars can be an easy way to treat fleas and ticks. They are mess-free and just require pet owners to attach and trim them. If you don’t want to handle topical treatments, collars can be a great way to treat your dog. However, some dogs don’t like flea collars or will paw at them in an attempt to remove them. Topical treatments are highly effective and simple to apply. They come with easy-to-follow instructions and are fast and simple to use. They offer lasting protection. It’s just a matter of your pet’s preference – and yours!

How to apply topical flea treatment to dogs

Each product comes with straightforward instructions for application. No matter which option you choose, you’ll find topical treatments easy to use and less intimidating than you might think. They can typically be applied in just a couple of minutes!

Topical flea spray for dogs – how does it work?

Sprays tend to require more of an all-over application than spot-on treatments, but they are also incredibly effective options. Be sure to read about each product to determine which one works best for your lifestyle.

Most effective topical flea treatment for dogs

Some of the most popular options for topical flea treatment for dogs are:

  • Revolution: Revolution offers total protection from fleas, heartworms, ear mites, sarcoptic mange, and American dog ticks. It is available with a prescription and contains the active ingredient of selamectin.
  • Frontline: Frontline kills fleas, ticks, and chewing lice on contact. It combines fipronil and (S)-methoprene for powerful protection and prevention of these parasites.
  • Advantage: Advantage prevents heartworms, controls intestinal parasites (hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm), treats flea infestations, and kills adult fleas. It contains imidacloprid and moxidectin.
  • K9 Advantix: K9 Advantix treats and prevents fleas, flea eggs, ticks, and mosquitoes using permethrin, imidacloprid and pyriproxyfen.
  • Seresto: Seresto is a long-acting (up to 8 months) treatment collar, quickly killing fleas and preventing fleas and ticks. It contains a combination of Flumethrin and imidacloprid.

Other flea control options

Allivet offers a variety of FDA/EPA approved flea control options to fit your budget, lifestyle, and dog’s preferences. From oral medications to topical treatments to options that control infestation in your home or yard, you’ll find what you need here! Allivet offers a convenient AutoShip & Save program that automatically sends your pet’s supplements, treats, medications, and food right to your door! Enroll in AutoShip and you’ll never run out of your pet’s flea and tick medication. Just choose the AutoShip option, select the frequency you prefer, and add the product to your cart! You’ll even save 5% on every AutoShip order.

Choose Allivet for your flea and tick treatment needs and save with AutoShip!