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5 Effective Pet Products for Flea or Tick Control

Fleas and ticks are not just gross, they can make pets itch! Aside from their bites, these pests often carry diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, or even tapeworms. Help keep your pet happy and healthy by upgrading your defenses to counter sneaky fleas or ticks! These products contain effective ingredients to help control unwanted guests on your furry friends.

1. Advantage® II Flea Control Large Cat (for Cats over 9 lbs.)

This easy to apply, topical flea treatment is specially formulated for felines to help keep them protected from biting fleas for up to 30 days with a single application. The two key ingredients, imidacloprid and pyriproxyfen, work together to provide multi-stage flea control by killing adults, larvae, and eggs. This is important because fleas on your cat can lay up to 50 eggs in a day! Kills fleas through contact, fleas don’t have to bite your cat to die.

advantage ii flea control for catsfor fleas only

2. K9 Advantix® II TEAL for Medium Dogs (11-20 lbs)

Ever wished for a pest control product that kills AND repels parasites? K9 Advantix® II is a topical treatment for dogs that offers broad spectrum protection against fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. This convenient treatment provides flea, tick, and mosquito protection to your furry canine friend for a month with a single, easy application. It also treats all of the flea life stages, to effectively prevent reinfections on your dog. Even better, it works by killing fleas, ticks and mosquitoes through contact, no biting required.

Do not use K9 Advantix® II on cats.

k8 advantix ii for medium dogs repels and kills fleas and ticks on contact

3. Seresto® Flea & Tick Collar for Large Dogs

Tired of reapplying topicals each month? Seresto® has you covered. This innovative collar provides effective protection from fleas and ticks for 8 continuous months! Not only is the collar simple and easy to use, but it is also odorless, non-greasy, and works to effectively kill and repel fleas and ticks for your dog. Kills and repels fleas and ticks through contact. No biting required.

Seresto flea and tick collar for large dogs repels and kills pests

 

4. Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Dogs

This shampoo treats dogs and puppies that are infested with unwanted fleas and ticks.  These pests will quickly be killed on contact to help provide relief to your canine buddy.  The treatment uses pyrethrins to kill both fleas and ticks on contact and can be used for dogs and puppies that are over 12 weeks of age.

Advantage treatment shampoo for dogs to kill flea and tick infestations

 

5. Advantage® Household Fogger

This effective household fogger reaches fleas, ticks, and other listed insects in places you can’t see such as hidden in carpets, rugs, drapes, upholstery, pet bedding, floor cracks and open cabinets. Kills adult and preadult fleas, including flea eggs for 7 months! Kills hatching fleas before they grow up to bite!

advantage household fogger for flea and tick infestations

8 replies
  1. Feedfond
    Feedfond says:

    The very informative article indeed. These are some awesome pet products that will protect the pets from insects, flea & the price is also reasonable. Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Dogs is doing excellent work. I used it before for my furry friend. Although this shampoo is not for puppies, dogs aged 12 weeks or more can use it. I have a few queries though, is there any side effect? How can we properly use it? I think every dog owner should carefully consider about harmful effects of the pests that carry some disease to a dog which is very painful. Thanks for your valuable post.

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    • EntirelyPets
      EntirelyPets says:

      Feedfond, your concerns about your furry friends are valid. The shampoos come with directions and we should recognize that this is an insecticide we are using (specifically: Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, Insecticide Synergist) and should be used carefully. While most dogs don’t experience any side effects, there is this warning.

      Warning
      Causes substantial but temporary eye injury. Causes skin irritation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or clothing. Harmful if inhaled. Avoid breathing product vapor. If available, wear protective eyewear such as goggles or safety glasses. Wear gloves made out of any waterproof material. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
      Physical Or Chemical Hazards

      Combustible. Do not use or store near heat or open flame.

      FIRST AID

      IF IN EYES: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eyes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

      IF ON SKIN OR CLOTHING: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

      IF INHALED: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance. Then give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth if possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.

      Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor or going for treatment. For information regarding medical emergencies or pesticide incidents, call 1-855-886-7970.

      HOW TO USE: Wet the animal’s coat for 2-3 minutes with warm water. Apply shampoo on head and ears and lather. Then repeat procedure with neck, chest, and middle and hindquarters, finishing legs last and paying special attention to the footpads (between the toes) and underbody areas. Wash the head and ear areas carefully, making sure to keep the shampoo out of the animal’s eyes. NOTE: A drop of glycerin in each eye before bathing may prevent or reduce irritation if the shampoo gets in the animal’s eyes. Pay special attention to the base of the tail, as it is a place frequented by fleas. Fully lather animal and let lather remain on animal for 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with water. NOTE: This final step is an important part of grooming procedure.

      For small dogs less than 15 pounds, wrapping the animal in a towel for several minutes to absorb moisture is advised. This also will allow dying fleas and ticks to crawl off animal into the towel before drying animal with a towel or blow dryer.

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  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    I’ve used Frontline Plus for several years with my two dogs, but now I switched to Seresto collars. I was doing some research for my website, and I tested the collars for a while. I’m pretty forgetful, so a collar that works for 8 months straight was just the ideal solution for me.

    I hear some dog owners are finding fleas and ticks becoming resistant to Frontline Plus, but in most areas it is still effective.

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    • EntirelyPets
      EntirelyPets says:

      Hi Anni!
      You are very welcome! I’m glad you found the 5 effective pet products for flea and tick control useful. 🙂

      Reply

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