There are two main types of flea treatments for pets available on the market;
these are known either as adulticides or insect growth regulators. Experts suggest that the only way to properly
remove fleas from your pet and home is to use a combination of both.
The first, adulticides, are used to kill fleas already present on your dog. Typically these will
kill fleas on an adult dog within 24 hours.
The second, insect growth regulators are used to kill the eggs and larvae that have yet to
Oral products, such as Capster flea treatment for dogs are an
effective combination of both an adulticide and an insect growth regulator. By taking the treatment orally it
will be circulated around the bloodstream of your pet.
That means that when fleas bite your pet they pass on the insect growth regulators to their
eggs, thus rendering them unable to hatch. This makes the product a great preventative treatment although you
should always use a household spray such as indorex household flea spray at the initial stage of any
Spot on products, such as Fronline for dogs or advocate flea treatment for dogs are excellent adulticede’s. These products are a
liquid that typically come in the form of a pipette or small tube and are applied under the fur on the scruff of
your dog’s neck. These are very easy to apply and offer fast relief for your pet.