Flea & Tick Prevention for Dogs

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Discover veterinarian-approved flea and tick prevention products for dogs that will keep them healthy and free from discomfort. The options available to choose from include chews, tablets, and topical solutions from brands you know and trust such as FRONTLINE® and NexGard®.


Frequently Asked Questions About Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

What is the most effective way to prevent fleas and ticks?

Oral preventatives such as chews and tablets — as well as monthly topical solutions — will encourage flea and tick prevention for dogs of all sizes. Additionally, checking if your dog’s coat is clean on a daily basis and ensuring that your lawn is regularly mowed to eliminate high grasses where these insects are found are both recommended ways to prevent fleas and ticks from irritating your dog.

Can I get flea and tick medicine without a vet's prescription? 

While over-the-counter treatments are available to aid in flea and tick prevention, prescription products from your veterinarian are usually more effective. Be sure to check with your veterinarian before using any over-the-counter flea and tick chews, tablets, or topicals on your dog.

How long does it take to get rid of fleas and ticks?

The full flea and tick prevention process for dogs can take up to 3-4 months to disappear entirely, which is why it’s important to utilize preventatives throughout the year. Regularly vacuuming to remove eggs and larvae still left in your home and washing all bedding on a regular basis will help break the flea life cycle more quickly.

How does my dog keep getting fleas? 

Fleas and ticks are able to survive without a single host for months at a time, and they are notoriously stubborn pests that can latch onto your dog without much difficulty. To make it harder for fleas and ticks to irritate your dog, ensure that all pets in your home are on year-round preventatives.

Is flea and tick medication worth it? 

Yes, flea and tick prevention medication for your dog is worth it. Chews, tablets, and topical solutions offer a safe way to avoid discomfort, skin irritation, infections, and disease transmission that can result from numerous insect bites. These prescription preventatives are effective at eliminating pests and ensuring that your dog remains both happy and healthy.

What months do dogs need flea and tick medication? 

It depends on the specific climate. For warmer areas, year-round flea and tick prevention medication should be considered. In other areas that see a change in seasons, make sure your dog is given medication during the height of flea and tick season — this can start as early as March in some areas.

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