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What Is the Best Topical Flea Prevention?

Fleas can cause a number of pet health problems so it is important that you successfully get rid of fleas on your dog or cat. With so many flea prevention treatments to choose from however, you need to make an informed decision in order to choose the best one for your pet.

There are four basic types of flea prevention treatments: flea shampoos, combs, or sprays; oral treatments such as flea pills, chewables, and tablets; flea collars; and topical and spot-on treatments.

Benefits of topical flea prevention

Pet owners often choose to use topical treatments because they may find it difficult to make their cats or dogs (particularly older or sick ones) swallow pills. At the same time, topical and spot-on treatments are waterproof and durable, kills fleas (and ticks) successfully, and have a long-lasting impact.

Popular topical flea prevention

There are four leading topical flea prevention treatments currently in the market: Bravecto Topical, Revolution, Frontline Plus, and Advantage Multi.

Bravecto Topical

Bravecto Topical comes in two different types: Bravecto for dogs and Bravecto for cats. It kills fleas, eggs, and larvae, as well as the newly emerged fleas before they can lay eggs. It also kills ticks and provides up to 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks, preventing new infestations.


The topical flea prevention Revolution also comes in two formats: Revolution for cats and Revolution for dogs. This product kills fleas, and also gets rid of newly emerged fleas before they can lay eggs. In addition, it offers your pet 30-day protection against a range of external and internal parasites, including ticks and heartworm, and is designed to be used once a month.

Frontline Plus

Frontline Plus for dogs and Frontline Plus for cats not only kill fleas, eggs, and larvae, they also kill ticks, and kill and repel mosquitoes. The product should also be used once a month to successfully prevent and get rid of fleas on your pet.

Advantage Multi

Similar to Revolution, Advantage Multi is a broad-spectrum parasite treatment available for both dogs and cats. Advantage Multi for dogs and Advantage Multi for cats kill fleas, prevent heartworm disease, and treat common intestinal parasites including roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm. It should also be used monthly in order to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Choosing the right topical flea prevention

Deciding on the best topical flea prevention is based on your unique circumstances. Considerations include the type of protection you would like the treatment to have, the frequency you would like to reapply it, and the cost of the treatment.

Regardless of your choice, however, it is important to be consistent and regular with your treatment, as cats and dogs can get fleas all year round, even during winter. And if you are fighting a flea infestation, you will also need to get rid of fleas in the house and yard to successful eradicate the problem.

What Is the Best Topical Flea Prevention?

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