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6 MONTH Frontline PLUS Purple for Dogs 45-88 lbs 
Frontline Plus  flea control provides your dog with the most complete spot-on flea and tick protection available. In addition to killing 98-100% of adult fleas on your dog within 24 hours, Frontline Plus flea control contains a special ingredient that kills flea eggs and larvae, too, and keeps all stages of fleas from developing. By effectively stopping the development of new fleas, Frontline Plus flea control completely breaks the flea life cycle. And, Frontline Plus advantage flea control  kills all stages of 4 major ticks including those that may transmit Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It's completely waterproof.

Flea Biology and Control : The Biology of the Cat Flea. Control and Prevention with Imidacloprid in Small Animals

The book describes in great detail the complex life cycle of fleas based on the example of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), the most important ectoparasite worldwide. Besides being the cause of painfully itching bites and allergic skin diseases, it is also a vector for viruses, bacteria, nematodes and cestodes. Over the years the market for insecticide use in small animals has become a major segment of the flea control chemical-pharmaceutical industry.Insecticides of the new generation should not only fight the existing infestation (therapy) but should also effectively prevent new infestations for weeks (prophylaxis). The latest class of chemicals developed to this effect are chloronicotinyls (syn. neonicotinoides). Imidacloprid is the first member of this class of insecticides with a high selectivity towards the site of action within an insect. Applied to the skin it combats flea infestation persistently. The flea control book describes the development of the compound from its discovery to its use in veterinary medicine.

6 MONTH Frontline PLUS Purple for Dogs 45-88 lbs 
Frontline Plus flea control  provides your dog with the most complete spot-on flea and tick protection available. In addition to killing 98-100% of adult fleas on your dog within 24 hours, Frontline Plus flea control  contains a special ingredient that kills flea eggs and larvae, too, and keeps all stages of fleas from developing. By effectively stopping the development of new fleas, Frontline Plus advantage flea control completely breaks the flea life cycle. And, Frontline Plus advantage flea control  kills all stages of 4 major ticks including those that may transmit Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It's completely waterproof.

 Adams Flea and Tick Collar Red - Lg Dog

Adams' new six month flea control collars provide quick knockdown and long lasting residual control of fleas and ticks for your dog or cat. This collar will fit up to a 26" neck.


Buddy Wash Shampoo Flea - 19 oz - Neem, Citronella, Cedarwood

Cedarwood, neem, and citronella oils have been used for centuries as natural flea control repellents for fleas and other biting insects. We have combined these great ingredients into our new Buddy Wash advantage flea control formula shampoo. This unique flea-repelling formula truly is all-natural and is gentle enough for regular use. Just like our Lavender & Mint Buddy Wash, this flea control formula includes generous amounts of aloe vera and vitamin E to soothe dry or irritated skin.

 

6 MONTH Frontline PLUS Purple for Dogs 45-88 lbs 
Frontline Plus flea control  provides your dog with the most complete spot-on flea and tick protection available. In addition to killing 98-100% of adult fleas on your dog within 24 hours, Frontline Plus flea control contains a special ingredient that kills flea eggs and larvae, too, and keeps all stages of fleas from developing. By effectively stopping the development of new fleas, Frontline Plus flea control completely breaks the flea life cycle. And, Frontline Plus advantage flea control kills all stages of 4 major ticks including those that may transmit Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It's completely waterproof.

 

Contains naturally derived insecticides that are very effective against fleas and ticks. It has a special fragrance that helps keep coat smelling fresh and clean for weeks. That's a nice touch for any pet, but especially so for ferrets who tend to have odors. Contains pyrethrin so it's usable with other insecticides. Shampoo animal and allow lather to remain on for 5 minutes before rinsing.

Program (lufenuron) Flavor Tabs Prevent Flea Eggs And Larvae From Developing. This Breaks The Flea Life Cycle At Its Base And Effectively Wipes Out The Flea Population. Program Flavor Tabs Contain Lufenuron, An Insect Growth Regulator. Effective In Preventing Flea Populations. 6 Monthly Oral Doses.

 

Fleas and ticks: How to protect your dog

Flea Control With Cats and Dogs

Author: Mark Smith

Article:
Fleas are the most common external parasite of pets in North
America. Fleas are small wingless insects that use their
specialized mouth to pierce the skin and siphon blood from their
host. When a flea bites, it injects a small amount of saliva

into the skin to prevent the blood from coagulating. Some
animals become sensitized to flea saliva and animals that are
allergic can have severe itching and scratching from a single
bite. Flea allergy dermatitis is the most common disease among
dogs.

Current flea control products are primarily either oral or
topical systemic treatments. Most of the products may be used
for prevention as well as to treat existing flea problems. One
group of products control fleas by interrupting their
development by killing or stopping the maturation of flea larvae
and eggs. These drugs are called Insect Growth Regulators
(IGRs). One common oral product used is lufenuron which is found
in the Program® line of products which are administered orally
in tablet or liquid form. Methoprene and pyriproxifen are also
IGRs that are available as sprays or collars. The FDA shares
regulation of these products with the Environmental Protection
Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Because even the
same products from other countries have not been approved by
these agencies, it is illegal to purchase or import these
products for use in the United States.

Currently the most popular flea control products kill adult
fleas (adulticide), are applied topically and work rapidly.
Popular topical products utilize fipronil which is the key
ingredient in Frontline® Top Spot and imidacloprid which is in
Advantage®. The most popular product on the market, Frontline
Plus®, utilizes both an adulticide and an IGR. An oral
adulticide that is also available is nitenpyram which is in
Capstar® and begins to kill fleas in 30 minutes. Frontline Plus
also kills ticks which makes it the most popular product where
ongoing tick protection is required.

Consult with your veterinarian to determine which flea and tick
control products are best for you. The choice of flea control
will depend on your climate, environment, your pet's activities,
and potential for exposure. However, with consistent use, it is
almost always possible to control your flea problem. Using these
products throughout the year typically will eliminate the need
for regular insecticidal use. The following provide additional
summary information on selected popular products.

Program from Novartis®

Program is available as a once a month pill or oral liquid
suspension to be given with a full meal. Adult fleas that ingest
Program's key ingredient, lufenuron, produce sterile eggs.
Program does not kill adult fleas so pets remain susceptible to
fleas hatching and maturing pupa already present in the
environment. Therefore, some time may pass before the all fleas
are killed in an environment. In order to stop the life cycle,
every animal in the environment must receive lufenuron. Pets
should also be sprayed with an adulticide during the first week
or two of starting Program.

Advantage from Bayer®

Advantage is applied topically on both dogs and cats and seems
to be very well-tolerated by sensitive cats. Advantage kills
fleas within 24 hours and 100% protection can be maintained for
cats for 21 days and 90% protection can be maintained for dogs
for 28 days. Advantage is susceptible to washing off so dogs
that are active outdoors and dogs that swim or must be bathed
frequently should be re-treated frequently. Up to weekly
re-treatment is allowed. The imidacloprid in Advantage does not
effect ticks, but K-9Advantix, with permethrin does. K9 Advantix
is only labeled for once a month K9 Advantix is ONLY FOR USE
WITH DOGS and MUST NOT BE ADMINISTERED TO CATS.

Frontline Spray, Frontline Plus And Frontline Top Spot from
Merial®

Frontline Spray, Frontline Plus, and Frontline Top Spot comprise
the market leading Frontline flea control product line. The
fipronil in Frontline products is a broad spectrum insecticide
available as a spray or topical. Fipronil works by binding
chemically to the pet's hair and is absorbed through the
follicle by the sebaceous glands. As a spray, fipronil kills
fleas at 95% for over 80 days after application on dogs and for
1 month with biweekly bathing. Frontline is labeled for puppies
and kittens as young as 8 weeks (10 weeks for Top Spot) and it
is not washed off by bathing. Frontline is also affective
against ticks. Some cats may show minor adverse reactions with
high volume use of the alcohol based spray product which should
be applied no more than once a month. Frontline Plus also
contains the IGR, S-methoprene which inhibits the growth of
immature fleas.

Capstar from Novartis®

Capstar is an oral tablet for dogs and cats that may be
administered as young as 4 weeks of age. It offers extremely
rapid and complete killing of adult fleas and is safe enough
that the tablets may be used whenever fleas are seen on your pet
as often as once per day. Capstar may be used in combination
with an IGR to kill fleas immediately to compliment the
long-term control of an IGR such as Program.

About the author:
(c) <a href=http://www.vetdepot.com>VetDepot.com - Discount Pet
Medications</a> Mark Smith is a staff writer for
http://www.VetDepot.com. Vet Depot offers discount and wholesale
brand name pet medications for dogs, cats, horses, and selected
products for fish breeders. All over-the-counter (OTC) pet
medications are manufactured for use in the United States with
FDA/EPA approval. Vet Depot purchases from the same distribut

 


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