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There is an confusing array of tick, flea and other parasite treatments available on the market. This handy guide will help you make the right choice for your dog's specific lifestyle.

PRODUCT TYPE OF PRODUCT EFFECTIVE AGAINST ADMINISTER
CLICK NAME TO SEE MORE SPOT ON TABLET COLLAR SHAMPOO, DIP OR SPRAY TICKS FLEAS OTHER FROM AGE HOW OFTEN
ACTIVYL YES         YES   8+ Weeks Monthly
ADVANTAGE YES         YES Biting Lice 7+ Weeks Monthly
ADVANTIX YES       YES YES Mosquitoes and Flies 7+ Weeks Monthly
ADVOCATE YES         YES Demodectic & Sarcoptic Mange, Ear Mites, Worms 7+ weeks Monthly
BACDIP       Dip YES YES   1+ Weeks Weekly
BRAVECTO   YES     YES YES   8+ Weeks 12 Weekly
ECTODEX       Dip YES   Demodectic & Sarcoptic Mange, Biting Lice 1+ Years Weekly
EXSPOT YES       YES YES Flies 2+ Weeks Monthly
FIPROTEC SPRAY       Spray YES YES   1+ Weeks 6 - 8 Weekly
CLICK NAME TO SEE MORE SPOT ON TABLET COLLAR SHAMPOO,DIP OR SPRAY TICKS FLEAS OTHER FROM AGE HOW OFTEN
FRONTLINE       Spray YES YES   1+ Days Monthly
FRONTLINE PLUS YES       YES YES   8+ Weeks Monthly
FRONTLINE TRI-ACT YES       YES YES Biting Flies, Lice & Mosquitoes 8+ Weeks Monthly
NEXGARD   YES     YES YES   12+ Weeks Monthly
REVOLUTION ADULT YES         YES Ear Mites, Lice, Sarcoptic Mange 8+ Weeks Monthly
REVOLUTION PUPPY YES         YES Ear Mites, Lice, Sarcoptic Mange 8+ Weeks & under 2.5kg Monthly
SECTA       Shampoo YES YES   6+ Weeks Weekly
SERESTO     YES   YES YES Biting Lice 7+ Weeks 8 Monthly
ULTRUM ORIGINAL       Shampoo YES YES   6+ Weeks Weekly
ULTRUM PLUS       Shampoo YES YES   1+ Year Weekly
ULTRUM DURATION ENVIRONMENT       Spray   YES     2 - 6 months
Dr Sarah Miller
Dr Sarah Miller is an enthusiastic advocate of great nutrition and the well-being of pets. After completing her BVSc, she went into private practice for several years and then focussed on pet nutrition. Dr Miller is Vice-chairman of the PFI (Pet Food Industry Association of SA) and a director at Cube Route, founders of the online shop ePETstore.co.za and local distributor of Eukanuba & Iams premium pet foods plus innovative veterinary medical equipment.
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