Protect your pets

Protect Your Pets - Tick Control On Pets

Preventing tick bites is the first line of defense for keeping your pets safe. There are many different products on the market today that protect your pets from tick-transmitted diseases. The most popular tick bite prevention products are topical sprays and spot-ons. Correctly and timely applied to your pets skin, these products can greatly reduce the chances of tick bites. Products that kill on contact will keep your pet from bringing in ticks that may pose a risk to you or your family members.

Merial Whole body protection Kills Ticks Displays tick repellency activity Kills Fleas Water Resistant Safe for cats Safe for dog/cat households Oral chewable/Systemic action
Merial NEXGARD for dogs
Afoxolaner
NEXGARD website
X X X X X X
Bayer K9 Advantix II
Permethrin* /Imidacloprid*
K9 Advantix II website
X X X X X X
Merial Frontline Plus
Fipronil* / Methoprene*
Frontline.com website
X X X X X X
Bayer Advantage II
Imidacloprid*
Advantage II website: dogs | cats
X X X X X
Bayer Seresto Collar
Flumethrin*/ Imidacloprid
Seresto website
X X X X X X X
Virbac Preventic Collar
Amatraz*
Virbacvet.com website
X X
**contact Bayer Veterinary Services 800-422-9874 for use in mixed households with cats.

Products: *Active Ingredients

Different products have different active ingredients. Before choosing a product, it is important to understand the facts about each one. Ask your veterinarian or click on the links to learn more about each of the recommended products. Products that kill ticks fast (within 24 hours) will better protect your pet from diseases. To protect your family from ticks that may be crawling on your pet, we recommend products that either kill ticks on contact or cause rapid tick detachment.

What's your "lived" experience? We'd like to know!

Hal and his cat wearing Seresto collar

Hal from Newark, DE
submitted via TickSpotters (11.01.2015)

Hal (who just had neck surgery) filed several TickSpotters reports the past month of October after finding ticks on his in and out "barn" cats, Nate and Capt. Haze. After receiving his personalized response from the TickSpotters team, Hal opted for a Seresto collar. He was happy to report that his cats are now virtually tick-free.

"Thanks for the terrific guidance provided and all the work you do!"

Hal and his cat wearing Seresto collar

Vic from CT
submitted via TickSpotters (10.29.2015)

Vic was spending countless hours removing ticks from his 3 dogs...

"“Ticks? What ticks? I bit the bullet, applied Advantix ll in September and again in October... I have only found three ticks on my furry beasts - one on each dog. This is unchartered territory for me, here in NW CT, not having to spend countless hours [pulling ticks off my dogs]"