Dog Fleas: Control, Prevention, and Treatments - Pets WebMD

Get rid of pests with this 6-Count package of Capstar Cats and Dogs Flea Treatment
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Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs are not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Weigh your dog before giving this medication to make sure you are using the right size for your dog. Do not give to puppies younger than 10 weeks of age or to dogs weighing less than 4 pounds. Do not give more than one soft chew daily. Possible side effects include decreased appetite, decreased energy, soft stools, and difficulty walking. Contact your veterinarian if your dog consumes more than one soft chew in a day. Advantus Oral Flea Treatment Soft Chews for Dogs has not been tested in pregnant or nursing dogs.
Topical prevention and treatment of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, biting flies and lice for monthly use on dogs and puppies.
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Hi Natasha,
I read your article on the lemon and warm water, and will try it on my dog. Do I still need to put the Frontline flea treatment after the lemon and warm water? And how often can I use your recommended treatment? If after two weeks you still have a lot of fleas you will need to repeat the treatment again in your house and on your dog.
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Oral flea treatments such as are quick and effective. The medication travels through your dog's bloodstream and to the skin's surface, helping to kill biting fleas. Newer combination pill treatments such as and also prevent heartworm disease and other intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. See product label for details. Advantage II Kitten, Advantage II Small Cat and Advantage II Large Cat are once a month topical flea prevention and treatment for cats and kittens over 8 weeks or older. Advantage II Small Cat may also be used for ferrets weighing 1 lb or over and 10 weeks of age or older. Advantage II Small Dog, Advantage II Medium Dog, Advantage II Large Dog, and Advantage II Extra Large Dog are once a month topical flea prevention and treatment for dogs and puppies 4 lbs or more and 7 weeks or older. Advantage II kills all flea life stages. Advantage II kills fleas within 12 hours of application. Advantage II for Dogs also treats, prevents, and controls lice infestations. Advantage II is waterproof and fragrance free.Bravecto kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of tick infestations [Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick)), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick)] for 12 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. Bravecto is also indicated for the treatment and control of Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick) infestations for 8 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. In warm climates, prescription flea treatment for dogs is typically a year round endeavor, but in other climates treatment should begin in early spring before the flea season starts. In addition, these type of products are not a good choice for animals that are allergic to flea saliva (have flea bite ) since the adult fleas are not killed and are still able to bite the animal.Unfortunately, fleas are annoying and persistent, so there is no instantaneous way to remove fleas from your dog or cat. However, pills and other spot-on chemical treatments have proven to be some of the fastest ways to rid your pet of fleas. Capstar is one option to remove fleas from dogs and cats. It's a tablet that when taken orally, begins to work within 30-minutes and kills 90% of all fleas within four hours. Spot-on flea treatments tend to take a few days to work, and some only target flea eggs while other target adults, so it's important to buy the right one. Advantage II for Dogs contains two ingredients, one that kills adult fleas and one that prevents immature fleas from developing. Dog owners find it more effective than other topical flea treatments, and they say side effects are rare. Advantage II for Dogs comes in several dosages for dogs of different sizes from pups over three pounds (and that are at least seven weeks old) to large breeds weighing more than 55 pounds.