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Dog Flea & Tick Control Comparison Chart

Canine Products Manufacturer Frequency & Administration Kills Adult Fleas Kills Flea Eggs/Larvae Kills Ticks Kills & Repels Mosquitoes Kills Lice Repels Flies Earliest Age for Use Active Ingredient
Advantage II for Dogs
Bayer monthly topical Yes Yes No No Yes No 7 weeks Imidacloprid + Pyriproxyfen
Bio Spot Defense
Farnam monthly topical Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 6 months

Etofenprox + (s)Methoprene

Certifect

Merial monthly topical Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil +
(s)Methoprene + Amitraz

Ecto-Advance (compares to Fiproguard)

Vedco monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil
Effipro (compares to Fiproguard) Virbac monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil
Effitix Virbac monthly topical Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 12 week Fipronil 6.01% + Permethrin 44.8%

FiproGuard

Sentry/Sergeant's monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Finopril

FiproGuard Max

Sentry/Sergeant's monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 12 weeks Finopril + Cyphenothrin

Frontline Plus

Merial

monthly topical Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil +
(s)Methoprene
Frontline Top Spot Merial monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil
Happy Jack DuraSpot (compares to Liberty 50) Happy Jack monthly topical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 12 weeks Permethrin + Pyriproxyfen (Nylar)
K9 Advantix II Bayer monthly topical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 weeks Imidacloprid + Permethrin +
Liberty 50 Spot-On
for Dogs
Star Horse Products monthly topical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 12 weeks Permethrin +
Pyriproxyfen (Nylar)
Natural Defense
Squeeze-On
Sentry/Sergeant's monthly topical Yes No Yes Yes No No 12 weeks Natural Botanical Oils
OmniTrol (compares to Liberty 50) Vedco monthly topical Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 12 weeks Permethrin + Pyriproxyfen (Nylar)
ParaStar (compares to FiproGuard) Novartis monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil
Pet Armor (compares to FiproGuard) FidoPharm monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil
Pet Armor Plus (compares to Frontline Plus) FidoPharm monthly topical Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil + (s)Methoprene
Pronyl OTC Max (compares to FiproGuard Max) Seargent's monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 12 weeks Finopril + Cyphenothrin
SpectraSure (compares to FiproGuard) Durvet monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 8 weeks Fipronil
SpectraSure Plus (compares to FiproGuard Max) Durvet monthly topical Yes No Yes No Yes No 12 weeks Fipronil + Cyphenothrin
Vectra 3D Ceva monthly topical Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 7 weeks Dinotefuran + Pyriproxyfen + Permethrin
Vet-Kem Ovitrol X-Tend VPL monthly topical Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 6 months Etofenprox + (s)Methoprene + piperonyl
Zodiac Spot On
Groomer's Pack

Farnam monthly topical Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 6 months Permethrin +
(s)Methoprene

For more flea control information read: Control Fleas in 3 Easy Steps
For more tick control information read: Control Ticks in 3 Easy Steps

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