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Frontline vs. Certifect: Which is Right for Your Dog?
Merial, the maker of Frontline, has introduced a new monthly flea and tick preventative for dogs called Certifect. You may be wondering whether Frontline Plus or Certifect is the best choice for your dog. To decide on the best flea and tick treatment for your dog, you should first understand the differences and similarities between Frontline and Certifect.
How are Frontline Plus and Certifect Similar?
Both Frontline Plus and Certifect kill all stages of the flea life cycle (adult fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae) as well as ticks and chewing lice. Additionally, both Frontline Plus and Certifect are applied topically, and protect your dog for a full month.
Frontline Plus and Certifect: Differences
Certifect has an additional ingredient, amitraz, which is a powerful tick killing ingredient that is not available in Frontline. The amitraz in Certifect is an insecticide which increases the tick-killing potency of fipronil. Frontline kills ticks within 48 hours while Certifect begins killing ticks in 6 hours, and kills up to 100% of ticks in 18 hours. Additionally, unlike Frontline, Certifect forces the ticks to detach from the host, your dog. Certifect also aids in the control of sarcoptic mange.
Frontline vs. Certifect: What Else Should I Know?
Most importantly, while Frontline Plus is available for dogs and cats, Certifect is only for use on dogs and cannot be used on cats.
Frontline Plus is a popular, safe and effective product to control fleas and ticks on your dog or cat. Choose Certifect for your dog if you need increased effectiveness in killing ticks on your dog.
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