The 8 Best Flea and Tick Medications for Dogs Recommended by Vets

By PetMD Vet Advisory Panel on Oct. 20, 2023
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Fleas and ticks are year-round parasites prevalent throughout most of the U.S., and with them come discomfort and diseases such as anemia, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Because of the health risks fleas and ticks pose, it’s important to prevent them from biting your pooch. No matter where you live, your dog should be on flea and tick preventatives—even during the winter.  

Our veterinarian panel rounded up their top choices for best flea and tick medications based on their clinical observations, effectiveness of the product on patients, safety, cost, and other contributing factors.

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