Flea-control efficacy in households was higher in Bravecto™ (fluralaner) treated dogs and was 99.2% or higher at all time points (Table ). Tick-control efficacy on individual dogs was higher in Bravecto™ (fluralaner) treated dogs in weeks 2 and 4. In week 8, Frontline™ (fipronil) efficacy was slightly higher at 100% compared with 99.7% for Bravecto™ (fluralaner). Both treatment groups had a tick efficacy of 100% at week 12 (Table ).
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is sold in several different dosages, for small, medium, large and extra-large dogs; as you might expect, versions for larger dogs cost a little more than those for smaller ones. Dog owners are not quite as enthusiastic about Advantage II as cat owners. Although most owners find it effective, dog owners were more likely than cat owners to complain that Advantage II either didn't work or stopped working before the one-month treatment period was up. Veterinarian dermatologist Jon Plant, writing at the Itchy Dog Blog, notes a study, albeit in cats, that shows some drop in effectiveness toward the end of a month. He adds that "the Advantage line of products are generally very effective for flea control in most situations, when used as directed (monthly)."
May 12, 2017 - What is the best flea treatment for dogs and cats
Capstar for Dogs and Cats is a tablet that kills adult fleas. It starts working within 30 minutes, but won't kill flea eggs and larvae so it might have to be administered several times to completely get rid of an infestation. Some say it's most effective when used combined with a monthly treatment for both immediate and long term relief. A version for large dogs (over 25 pounds) is also available.
Comparison Chart: Flea and Tick Medications - Pet Health 101
Frontline Plus for Dogs is topical treatment that kills not only fleas, flea eggs and larvae, but also ticks and chewing lice. Most reviews say that the product is highly effective, but some say it didn't help at all. Generic versions are also available; experts say that some work just as well as Frontline Plus, but others do not -- and be wary of counterfeit products, which might be the source of some complaints over effectiveness. This treatment kills adult fleas, their eggs and larvae. Advantix works quickly and can stop fleas from biting within five minutes. Within 12 hours it will kill 98 to 100 percent of the fleas on dogs, and will continue working for 30 days. This is a great product to use if you started too late and are already finding fleas a problem. As with most products in this category, this will also work against other pests, including ticks and mosquitoes. The company recommends using it year-round to prevent fleas from wintering in your home.