The Best Flea Medicine

by Colleen Fernandez

in Health Problems

Are you wondering what the best flea medicine for your Boston Terrier is? Let me break it down for you.

The 4 main flea medicines on the market are: Frontline Plus, Advantage, K9 Advantix, and Sentinel.

Here’s a little bit about each:

1. Frontline Plus: A monthly flea prevention that kills 100% of adult fleas living on your pet within 18 hours. It also kills 100% of all ticks within 48 hours. Frontline Plus contains an insect growth regulator called S-methoprene, which kills flea eggs and larvae. 6 Doses- $80.99

2. Advantage: Advantage is a topical flea killer that is applied monthly and stops biting fleas in 3-5 minutes and starts to kill adult fleas within an hour after application. Within 12 hours of application, 98-100% of fleas are dead. Advantage remains effective even if dog gets wet. 6 Doses- $66.99

3. K9 Advantix (imidacloprid + permethrin): K9 Advantix is a convenient, once-a-month topical flea, tick, and mosquito control for dogs. It stops biting fleas within three to five minutes and kills 98-100 percent within 12 hours. Repels and kills ticks and mosquitoes. Remains effective after swimming or bathing. 6 Doses- $80.99

4. Sentinel: Sentinel Flavor Tabs are the only monthly oral preventive that guards against heartworms and fleas as well as adult roundworms, adult hookworms and whipworms. Sentinel does not kill adult fleas. Customers purchase Capstar, sold separately, for a complete flea control program. 6 Doses- $69.99

Now that you know a little bit about each, how should you make a decision on what to give your pet?
I recommend Sentinel tablets. They are the most cost-efficient, plus, they protect your Boston Terrier from heart worms!

With the other flea medicines you would have to purchase a separate heart worm medicine for your pet which can be quite expensive.



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