How to help protect your dog against fleas and ticks | Cesar's Way
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If you prefer giving your dog tablets, some cover all kinds of fleas and ticks. Bravecto, for example, is administered every three months, while Nexgard is given once a month. Trifexis, also given monthly, covers fleas, heartworm, and internal (intestinal) parasites. It does not protect against ticks, however. It is great when fleas are the main concern but must to be used together with other preventatives to take care of ticks.
While topical flea and tick medications work great for some dogs, they aren’t for everyone. If your dog has a history of trouble with the topical treatments or your veterinarian has advised against them, this collar can be an excellent alternative. Flea collars are better than ever and provide virtually the same level of protection as other treatments. For roughly the same price as a 6-month course of topical treatment, the collar works for eight months.
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Protecting Your Dog from Fleas and Ticks - Pet Health Network
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.Simparica® (sarolaner) Chewables are safe, monthly flea and tick protection for dogs that start working fast and remain effective all month long.Flea and tick products, new and old, are not without controversy and risk. In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered manufacturers to put better instructions on packages after the number of adverse reactions in pets jumped considerably — often because pet owners applied large-dog doses of topical products to small dogs, or used dog products on cats. However, the EPA did not recall any products.