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10 Best Flea and Tick Products In South Africa

  Oct 21, 2019

10 Best Flea and Tick Products In South Africa

Fleas and ticks are probably the most common issues in a pet’s life. These nasty creatures can make your pet itch and scratch but sometimes, they can cause menacing diseases in the pets. However, it can be overwhelming for pet parents to choose the right flea and tick product with the myriad of options available in the market. So, here are some best flea and tick products enlisted to keep your pets pest-free and make your pet shopping hassle-free.

Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

Frontline Plus is a Merial product which eliminated fleas and ticks including diseases caused due to them. The topical solution eradicates flea eggs and larvae and controls further parasitic infestation.


  • Long lasting and fast acting flea and tick treatment
  • Eliminates fleas and ticks on dogs
  • Treats and controls flea and tick infestation for 4 weeks
  • Eliminates flea eggs and larvae
  • Destroys flea life cycle and controls re-infestation
  • Assists in the control of sarcoptic mange
  • Treats major tick species
  • Safe to use on breeding, pregnant and nursing dogs

Novartis Capstar flea Tablets

Novartis Capstar is a highly effective flea treatment for dogs. The easy to administer oral tablets eliminates fleas within 24 hours and also protects your dog from flea infestations.


  • Starts eliminating fleas within 15 minutes of administration
  • Easy to administer
  • Can be given once a day for heavy flea infestation
  • Leaves no topical residue
  • Comes in two sizes – Capstar for small dogs and Capstar for large dogs
  • Safe to use in pregnant and nursing dogs

Advantix For Dogs

This Bayer product is a powerful spot-on solution to eliminate fleas and control larvicidal activities in the dog's surroundings. It is a great combination of treatment and prevention of flea infestations for 4 weeks.


  • Removes 99% fleas within 24 hours
  • Kills adult fleas before they lay eggs
  • Repels and kills ticks on dogs for up to 4 weeks
  • Prevents flea infestations for 4 weeks
  • Provides repellent activity against biting fleas
  • Safe to use on pregnant and lactating female dogs

Seresto Flea and Tick Collar

Seresto is specially designed with a safety-closure mechanism for the dog’s safety. Seresto with its patented technology offers a breakthrough of 8 months in flea and tick protection for dogs, setting it apart from conventional collars.


  • Easy to apply and innovative flea and tick collar
  • Repels ticks and controls tick biting
  • Great protection against fleas and ticks
  • Prevents tick-borne diseases
  • Lasts up to 8 months
  • Highly quality polymer matrix
  • Safe for dogs and puppies from 10 weeks of age

Nexgard Chewable Tablets

This oral flea and tick treatment eliminates 100% fleas within 24 hours as well as destroys ticks with 24 hours and prevents transmission of tick-borne diseases. The chewables make is easier for to administer to the dog due to its palatable taste.


  • Starts eliminating adult fleas within few minutes
  • Controls transfer of tick borne diseases
  • Easy to administer monthly treatment
  • Aids in the control of Flea Allergy Dermatitis
  • Highly palatable tasty chewable tablet
  • Safe for puppies above 8 weeks of age


This Zoetis product acts on multiple internal and external parasites. The topical treatment is highly effective on ear mites, sarcoptic mange, chewing lice and ear mites. Revolution also prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis.


  • This is a multiple spectrum treatment for external and internal parasites
  • Easy to use topical treatment for the prevention of heartworms
  • Treats and prevents fleas
  • Controls intestinal worm infections
  • Reduces the risk of Flea Allergy Dermatitis
  • Long lasting and waterproof treatment
  • Suitable to use in breeding, pregnant and lactating female dogs

Advantage For Dogs

Advantage is a Bayer product that is highly effective on flea and lice on dogs. The long-lasting formula of Advantage flea treatment controls re-infestation for 4 weeks after treatment. It eliminated fleas before they lays eggs and prevents flea infestation.


  • A monthly topical treatment for fleas and biting lice
  • Kills all parasites present on the dog
  • Prevents flea re-infestation for four weeks of treatment
  • Adult fleas are killed before they lay eggs
  • Convenient and easy to apply

Bravecto Spot On

Bravecto Spot-On is an advanced flea and tick treatment for dogs. It treats flea and tick infestations effectively in dogs and controls future infestations. The topical solution starts killing fleas within 8 hours and provides the continuous protection against fleas and flea infestations for 6 months


  • Kills fleas before they lay eggs
  • Kills ticks within 12 hours
  • Controls Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD)
  • Treats Sarcoptic mange
  • Prevents flea infestation for 6 months and ticks for 4 months
  • Easy to administer
  • Is safe for use in dogs above 8 weeks of age and that weigh more than 2 kgs


The Elanco product kills fleas and protects dogs against flea infestation. The easy to administer oral treatment kills 100% fleas within 4 hours. The oral treatment controls flea infestation as it eliminates fleas before they lay eggs.


  • A fast acting flea treatment
  • Highly beneficial for heavy flea infestation
  • Keeps fleas away for 24 hours
  • Starts acting within 30 minutes<
  • Does not irritate dog skin like topical treatments
  • Safe to use in pregnant and nursing dogs

Program Flavoured Tabs

Novartis product Program is an effective treatment that controls flea infestation and protects dogs against harmful effects of flea infestation. It kills the immature stages of fleas by disrupting the flea cycle by eliminating flea larvae and flea eggs.


  • Restricts the growth of flea eggs and larvae
  • Controls flea infestation
  • Prevents increase of adult fleas
  • Breaks flea life cycle
  • Safe for dogs and puppies

It can be time consuming to choose the right flea and tick product for your pooch. Therefore, you need to continue experimenting until you find the right flea and tick treatment for your dog according to his habits and lifestyle.

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