Dog Flea & Tick Treatments
It is that time of year again in the north where we start to think of fleas and ticks, so time to stock up on flea & tick topical treatments. I also train in Florida and I can tell you, dogs in the southern states need year round treatment as the temps rarely freeze so the fleas & ticks are alive and active. I personally like the topical treatment method. It is easy to use and lasts about a month per application. The treatment comes in a little plastic squeeze vial container and you snap off the top and put in the dogs hair on the back of the lower neck and I also put some of that same vial in the hair above the tail area. Years ago when topical treatment came out there was not much competition and it was pricey but now there are quite a few companies manufacturing this type of product. I used to use the K9 Advantix II which is about 79 dollars for a 6 month supply for dogs over 60 pounds. I have now switched to Bio Spot Active Care Spot On which is less than half the price for the same quantity and size dogs. Below is a chart showing the comparison of the most common Flea & Tick Topical Treatments.