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1. Each month, treat your dog with PetAction® Plus to kill existing fleas and ticks for up to four weeks. PetAction® Plus is fast-acting, long-lasting and waterproof. In addition to killing fleas and ticks, it kills chewing lice, and aids in the control of mange mites. PetAction® Plus has the same active ingredients as the leading fipronil-based brand and will help control flea re-infestation on your dog for up to three months.

WebMD veterinary experts answer commonly asked questions about fleas and ticks on your dog.

Fleas and ticks on your dog are more than just a nuisance; they can often result in parasitic diseases and infections to both humans and animals because of their bites and the scratching of their persistent itches. For this reason, fleas must be prevented and eliminated before they can spread from your pet and infest your home.

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Q: Can fleas and ticks cause my dog to get sick? What kinds of illnesses can she get from them? There are currently no products available on the market that control internal parasites, fleas, AND ticks. While there are lots of products on the market for tick control in Dogs, Kirkwood Animal Hospital recommends Vectra3D™ for tick control because it is:

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Flea Medicine & Treatment for Dogs | Flea & Ticks | Petco

Bravecto is the first oral chew for dogs to provide up to 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks. One chew provides broad-spectrum and long-lasting protection that starts to kill fleas within 2 hours and controls 4 tick species: black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), American dog tick, brown dog tick, and lone star tick. Bravecto eliminates current flea infestations and prevents new ones from developing for 12 weeks. With one chew, Bravecto is easier to give and less to worry about for you! Bravecto requires a prescription from your veterinarian.Protecting your dog from harmful fleas and ticks has never been so easy! NexGard is a brand new, revolutionary flea and tick preventative from the makers of Frontline®, the #1 choice of veterinarians. It's the first flea and tick killer of its kind because it comes in a yummy, beef-flavored soft chew that protects your dog from a flea and tick infestation for a full 30 days. That means, you don't have to worry anymore about messy topicals, or accidentally washing your dog's preventative off while bathing! Also, it can be taken alongside your dog's heartworm medication, without interruption. NexGard keeps your pet protected from adult fleas by killing them before they have a chance to lay eggs, which reduces the possibility of a flea infestation. Plus, it kills 3 types of ticks (the American dog tick, the black-legged (Deer) tick and the Lone Star tick) which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease. NexGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian.