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Plethora!

"There are dizzyingly many flea control products on the market. This can make things confusing. Our staff are all qualified to advise accurately on this on what suites you best"

Flea Control Products

You may not know this but in Australia, fleas are with us all year - summer however is their favourite season. Houses are kept warm during our winter months and don't affect the flea population that much.

Take time to read the following to get a better understanding of flea control products so you can be flea free this summer!
ADULTICIDES (Products that kill adult fleas)
SPOT-ONS - (liquid applied to the skin of the back of the neck). These products include - FRONTLINE, ADVANTAGE, ADVANTIX & REVOLUTION. These are the most convenient to use and are the current best sellers. They are applied monthly.
SPRAYS - PERMOXIN (made up from a concentrate), FRONTLINE Spray formulation (applied every 12 weeks). Permoxin can be applied daily for 2 weeks in cases of severe flea infestation and severe flea allergy dermatitis.
SHAMPOOS - FIDO'S FLEA SHAMPOO. This is regarded as a poor form of flea control these days. Poor knock down and duration of activity has really relegated these products to history.
RINSES - PERMOXIN, FIDO'S(involves making up the rinse, pouring over the animal making sure to cover the whole body). Can be effective, but are messy and must be repeated frequently for effective control. They are used in our hospital after thorough tick searching.
TABLETS - CAPSTAR (kills fleas on the animal on the day of usage only). These are useful for quick knock down in overwhelming infestations. Any animal admitted into our hospital is administered one of these unless their illness contraindicates it. We do not advocate tablets for long term flea control.
COLLARS - VIRBAC and BAYER  FLEA AND TICK COLLARS are more useful for their anti-tick attributes that flea control.
Remember: IT IS VITAL TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE SURE ANY SINGLE PRODUCT IS SUITABLE FOR YOUR PET!!!!
FLEA INHIBITORS (or IGR's. These Products stop eggs developing into adult fleas)
To control fleas effectively you need to also control their breeding in your pets environment. These products are ideal for this and are included in may modern adulticide products.

  • TABLETS - SENTINEL (for dogs - also  prevents heartworm, hook, round, tape and whip worms)
  • SPOT-ONS such as Frontline Plus and Advantage and Advantix .