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Flea & Tick Control: Frontline Plus Or Nexgard?

While you may understand why it is important to use flea and tick preventatives on your pet, with so many types and brands available to choose from, deciding on the best product to get rid of fleas on your cat or dog can become a rather daunting affair.

Both Frontline Plus and Nexgard are popular and effective products for flea and tick control, and choosing one over the other has to do with your individual needs and circumstances.

Topical or chewable?

Perhaps the most important consideration is the type of flea and tick control required. Frontline Plus for dogs and Frontline Plus for cats come in topical form, while Nexgard is an oral chewable. Crucially, Nexgard is only available as a flea and tick control for dogs, so if you are looking for flea and tick control for your cat, Frontline Plus is your best option.

Flea topical and oral chewables both have their own advantages.Flea topical and spot-on treatments such as Frontline Plus are usually preferred for cats and older or sick dogs, since it can be a challenge to make them swallow pills. Oral chewables such as Nexgard, on the other hand, are quick and easy to administer, there is no messnor sticky residue, and you don’t need to worry about the treatment being washed off accidentally, or getting on children or other pets.

Additional benefits

Both Frontline Plus and Nexgard are monthly flea and tick control products that kill fleas and ticks effectively. There are, however, some subtle differences between the two.

Killing flea eggs and larvae

The life cycle of a flea is such that it is vital to not only get rid of the fleas that you see, but their eggs and larvae as well. Frontline Plus kills flea eggs and larvae, while Nexgard will kill newly emerged fleas before they can lay eggs.

Frontline Plus kills fleas within 12 hours of application and ticks within 48 hours. Nexgard, on the other hand, kills 100% of fleas within 24 hours.

Mosquitos and other parasites

Frontline Plus has the added benefit of killing and/or repelling mosquitos, and also controlling biting lice. If using NexGard, take together with Heartgard Plus to give your pet all-round protection against heartworm and intestinal worms.

How to get rid of fleas in the house

Whether you decide to use Frontline Plus or Nexgard for your pet, remember that you need to use it regularly to ensure maximum effectiveness. It is not only possible for your cat or dog to be infested in summer, but in winter as well. At the same time, be sure to get rid of fleas not only in your pets, but in the house and yard as well to successfully eliminate the problem.

Flea & Tick Control: Frontline Plus Or Nexgard?

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