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Best Flea Treatment for Dogs

Fleas can be a nightmare for both dogs and their human companions. Prevention is the key to avoiding an infestation, and luckily there are several options available. Whether pill, chewable or topical treatment, there are several ways to annihilate the pesky bloodsucker and ensuring your dog's comfort. The following list represents the best of each of the options available based on user rating, brands and safety.

Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control for Dogs

One of the most effective options is a chewable flea preventative. Though there are several on the market Frontline Plus has proven time and time again to get the job done. The chewable tablet, which dog's generally don't mind eating, kills adult fleas, eggs and larvae. Because it focuses on all the life stages of fleas (and ticks too) you will handle the entire problem at once. When you live in a place where fleas are a common pest, Frontline Plus is safe enough to take as a preventative, protecting your dog for an entire month.

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Revolution for Dogs

Sometimes fleas aren't you and your pet's only issue, the pesky pests sometimes come with other parasites. When you're dealing with multiple offenders, Revolution is a great product. The topically applied medication kills adult fleas as well as their eggs, while also preventing heartworm, treating ear mites and even sarcoptic mange. As one of the few FDA approved topical medications, you'll be confident that you're ridding your pup of the unwanted guests while also safeguarding his health.

Capstar Tablets for Dogs

When time is of the essence, and your dog and you simply cannot stand another moment covered in fleas, then Capstar Tablets are ideal. These oral tablets start working within 30 minutes and are safe enough to be taken every day until the fleas are gone. The safety of this product extends to young puppies and even nursing mothers, making ridding your dog of the bloodsuckers stress free. If your dog is comfortable with pills, this is a great treatment option.

PetArmorPro Advanced

Another topical application, Petarmor Pro is a fast-acting, safe and effective treatment option for fleas, ticks and lice. This treatment can be used as a preventative or treatment and works extremely well as both. The packages come in varying dosages based on your dog's size and weight, ensuring that you're pup will get exactly as much (or as little) as he needs. The topical formulas work fairly quickly, ensuring your dog doesn't suffer for another second.

Bayer Advantage II Flea Control

Another topical flea preventative and treatment that works within 12 hours and eliminates further re-infestations is Advantage II. This Bayer product kills fleas and their eggs and larvae on contact, so that your dog doesn't have to be bit again to die. The waterproof application lasts for one month, ensuring the safety of your pup and her fur. This product is safe for puppies as young as seven weeks, so no matter your dog's age, she doesn't have to suffer any longer.

Nicole Cormier
Nicole is an animal lover and advocates for responsible pet ownership. Having worked in animal sheltering, behavior and as a longtime pet parent, Nicole is quite knowledgeable about the joys and struggles of choosing to be an animal companion. She enjoys the company of her figurative menagerie of a pitbull, two chihuahuas, two cats and several fish and turtles. There are so many essential items to be purchased as a pet parent, and Nicole will keep you in the loop on the best products to keep your furry companions safe and happy.
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