Jump into Flea & Tick Season: A Pet’s Guide to Dodging Pests 

When dealing with an existing flea or tick infestation in pets, prompt and effective treatment is crucial. Here are some top treatment methods: 

#1: Topical Treatments 

-Apply veterinary-approved spot-on treatments directly to your pet’s skin. 

-These treatments typically contain insecticides or insect growth regulators that kill adult fleas, prevent egg development, and disrupt the life cycle. 

#2: Oral Medications 

-Administer oral medications prescribed by your veterinarian. 

-These medications often contain chemicals that target fleas & ticks internally, providing systemic protection. 

#3: Flea & Tick Collars 

-Use collars infused with insecticides that kill & repel fleas & ticks. 

-Collars are convenient & can provide extended protection, but proper fit & adjustment are essential. 

#4: Medicated Shampoos 

-Bathe your pet with medicated shampoos specifically designed to kill fleas & ticks. 

-Follow the instructions carefully & ensure the shampoo is safe for your pet’s species & age. 

#5: Flea Dips 

-Flea dips are concentrated chemical solutions that need to be diluted & applied to your pet’s coat. 

-Follow safety guidelines & only use products recommended by your veterinarian. 

#6: Prescription Medications 

-In severe infestations or cases of tick-borne diseases, your veterinarian may prescribe stronger medications. 

-Follow the prescribed dosage & treatment duration. 

#7: Environmental Treatments 

-Treat your home & surroundings to eliminate fleas & ticks at all life stages. 

-Use insecticides, foggers, or powders in areas where your pet spends time, paying attention to carpets, furniture, & pet bedding. 

#8: Regular Vacuuming and Cleaning 

-Vacuum your home frequently to remove eggs, larvae, & adult fleas. 

-Dispose of the vacuum bag or clean the canister regularly to prevent reinfestation. 

#9: Professional Pest Control 

-In severe cases, consider hiring professional pest control services to treat your home & yard. 

-Ensure the methods used are safe for pets & follow any recommendations for temporary relocation during treatment. 

#10: Follow-up Vet Visits 

-Schedule follow-up visits with your veterinarian to monitor your pet’s progress & adjust the treatment plan as needed. 

-Discuss preventative measures to avoid future infestations. 


It is crucial to consult with your veterinarian before starting any treatment to ensure the safety and efficacy of the chosen methods. Additionally, treating all pets in the household & addressing the environment are essential components of a comprehensive flea & tick treatment plan. See below for links to our favorite flea & tick products on PetFlow! 

Flea & Tick Pages: 

-Dog products: Flea_&_tick | Dog | PetFlow 

-Dog prevention products: Flea & Tick Prevention for Dogs | PetFlow 

-Cat products: Flea_&_tick | Cat | PetFlow 

-Cat prevention products: Flea & Tick Prevention for Cats | PetFlow 

Spot Treatments: 


Sergeant’s Guardian PRO Flea & Tick Topical for Dogs 3 Count | PetFlow 

Elanco K9 Advantix II Small Dog | PetFlow 

Frontline Plus for Large Dogs | PetFlow 


Elanco Advantage II Small Cat | PetFlow 

Frontline Plus for Cats | PetFlow 

Sergeant’s Guardian Flea & Tick Topical for Cats 3 Count | PetFlow  

Oral Medications: 


Trifexis for Dogs | PetFlow  

Bravecto Soft Chews Fluralaner 12 Week Supply | PetFlow 


Credelio Flea & Tick Chews for Cats | PetFlow  

-Dog & Cat: 

Comfortis for Dogs and Cats | PetFlow 



Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs | PetFlow  


Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Cats | PetFlow 

Alzoo Natural F&T Collar Cats | PetFlow 

Medicated Shampoos: 


Elanco Advantage Treatment Spray for Dogs | PetFlow 


Elanco Advantage Treatment Spray for Cats | PetFlow