No, cats cannot safely take flea and tick medication meant for dogs
You should talk to your vet about which flea and tick control is right for your dog. Some flea and tick medications can affect breeding dogs.
Great point – mine is a Aussie mixed too. Ivermectin, the main treatment for mange, is definitely toxic to MDR gene mutation dogs (now named ABCD1 gene cassette). It’s an easy saliva test at Washington State University. The newer oral flea and tick medications CAN be used in MDR dogs with mange, but when in doubt, check with your veterinarian.
The variety of flea pills for dogs found at Petco can aid you in treating outbreaks on all types of canines both young and old. You’ll also find dog flea and tick pills made specifically for pets that are pregnant or nursing, so you needn’t worry as much about a sudden spurt of insect activity if your Lab’s expecting a litter. Of course, you should always consult your veterinarian about what type of oral flea medication for dogs will work best for your pet. With their guidance, you’ll more easily be able to determine how often their dog flea pills should be administered.
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After giving your dog Bravecto, the medication quickly reaches tissue fluids under your dog's skin. When fleas and ticks feed on your dog, they ingest Bravecto and die. Bravecto kills fleas, prevents flea infestations and kills ticks (black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.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.Oral preventatives are also more convenient for many people. Unlike topical flea preventatives, oral treatments are easy to administer and won't create a sticky mess. The oral medications are available in either a beef-flavored tablet or soft chew. Many pets will eat these medications like treats, making it easy to give them their monthly dose of flea prevention. If you choose , your dog will be protected against fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks!If you have a dog, cat, or several pets at home that require flea and tick medication, you likely have various treatments on hand to maintain their health. However, there are serious dangers that come with potentially mixing up these products, regardless of whether they are prescription or over-the-counter.