For those who prefer giving flea and tick medication in tablet (pill) form, there are Novartis Capstar Flea Tablets for dogs and cats.
Be aware of what the medication targets. Flea medications will do some combination of killing fleas, killing ticks, and treating worms. Pick the medicine that treats your dog’s specific affliction.
Pay attention to the specifics of the flea medicine. Often times, flea medicine is specific to one type of pet. Be sure not to use a flea medicine that is specific to dogs on your cats. Flea medicine for dogs often contains permethrin, which is very toxic to cats. If the medication doesn’t specify that it is safe for cats, then do NOT use it on your cat.
The Best Flea Products for Dogs - Compare Flea Medications
PetAction Flea & Tick Medication for Dogs and Cats
After giving your dog Bravecto, the medication quickly reaches tissue fluids under your dog's skin. When fleas and ticks feed on your dog, they ingest Bravecto and die. Bravecto kills fleas, prevents flea infestations and kills ticks (black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick), American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.Trifexis is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs 8 weeks of age or older and 5 lbs of body weight or more. Trifexis contains spinosad and milbemycin oxime and is indicated for the prevention of heartworm disease. Trifexis kills fleas and is indicated for the prevention and treatment of flea infestations, and the treatment and control of adult hookworm, adult roundworm, and adult whipworm infections. Trifexis is available in a pink box for dogs 5 to 10 lbs (140mg/2.3mg)), Orange box for dogs 10.1 to 20 lbs (270mg/4.5mg), Green box for dogs 20.1 to 40 lbs (560mg/9.3mg), Blue box for dogs 40.1 to 60 lbs (810mg/13.5mg), and Brown box for dogs 60.1 to 120 lbs (1620mg/27mg). For dogs over 120 lbs give the appropriate combination of tablets. Protecting your dog from harmful fleas and ticks has never been so easy! NexGard is a brand new, revolutionary flea and tick preventative from the makers of Frontline®, the #1 choice of veterinarians. It's the first flea and tick killer of its kind because it comes in a yummy, beef-flavored soft chew that protects your dog from a flea and tick infestation for a full 30 days. That means, you don't have to worry anymore about messy topicals, or accidentally washing your dog's preventative off while bathing! Also, it can be taken alongside your dog's heartworm medication, without interruption. NexGard keeps your pet protected from adult fleas by killing them before they have a chance to lay eggs, which reduces the possibility of a flea infestation. Plus, it kills 3 types of ticks (the American dog tick, the black-legged (Deer) tick and the Lone Star tick) which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease. NexGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian.For pet owners who find topical treatments messy or inconvenient, medications in tablet form can be a simpler solution to a flea problem. is an over-the-counter medication that works on pets between two and 25 pounds in weight. is the same product but in a higher dosage and is intended for dogs over 25 pounds.