Is Advantix better than frontline?

First, Advantix has a broader scope of what it kills and repels. Advantix kills and repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, kills lice, and repels biting flies. By comparison, Frontline kills but does not repel fleas, ticks, and lice, but has no effect on mosquitoes nor biting flies

Advantix / Frontline comparison

Advantix is ​​an insecticide, acaricide and repellent that contains a combination of ectoparasiticides imidacloprid and permethrin. It is used to control and prevent infestation of dogs with fleas and ticks, and acts as a repellent for mosquitoes and lice. It indirectly reduces the possibility of tick-borne disease transmission and helps treat flea-induced allergic dermatitis.

After a single use, the infection of the dog with ticks was prevented for the next month.

Frontline is an insecticide, an acaricide containing ectoparasiticide fipronil. It is used to control and prevent infestation of dogs with fleas, ticks, lice. It indirectly reduces the possibility of tick-borne disease transmission and helps treat flea-induced allergic dermatitis.
After a single use, the infection of the dog with ticks was prevented for the next month, and the flea for up to 5 weeks.

Frontline and Advantix are spot-on preparations that are applied to animal skin. They differ in the type of active substance or antiparasitic and according to the principle of its action on the parasite.

Frontline is a contact antiparasitic, which means it acts on the parasite when the parasite comes in contact with Frontlin on the skin and hair of the dog, while Advantix has a repellent effect, which means it blocks or refuses parasites and prevents them from “hooking” on the animal.

How does Advantix work on ticks?

Advantix acts on ticks in form to irritate the sensitive nerve endings of their feet (the so-called “hot foot effect”), for this reason they leave dog before they bite him or stick to the skin.

By preventing the parasites from bite , it also prevents from infecting the dog with any of the diseases they can carry.

How does Advantix affect fleas?

It kills fleas as soon as they come in contact with the skin or hair of the dog. Simple, Advantix do not allow bite.
Advantix paralyzes the flea mouth, further reducing the risk of a bite.
By preventing the parasites from bite , it also prevents from infecting the dog with any of the diseases they can carry.

Advantix also prevents bites of flying insects like lice, mosquitoes and flies, thus reducing the risk of disease transmission and preventing dermatitis caused by the bite of flies.

How does Frontline work

Two active substances provide dual action and the effect of complete protection:

• Fipronil has long-lasting insecticidal and acaricidal effects. This active substance enter to parasite body and kill him.
• S-Metropen prevents flea propagation.

Frontline prevents the development of new fleas in the environment of the animal, thus preventing the re-invasion of young fleas, which may otherwise be waiting for their opportunity for up to six months in the form of a resistant pupae. Frontline interrupts flea development at all stages. So Frontline killing flea eggs and larvae too.

How quickly does Advantix work?

There is no product that kills ticks right away. Advantix works but it takes 24 to 48 hours to kill the tick. K9 Advantix® II kills fleas within 12 hours. New fleas that jump on the dog from the surroundings, such as grass, carpet and pet bedding, are killed within 2 hours with protection against further infestation for at least 4 weeks.

How quickly does Frontline work?

Frontline Plus will get rid of all fleas within 18 hours of contact with your pet and will kill all ticks within 48 hours after coming in contact with your pet. Frontline Plus covers your pet’s whole body within 24 hours of application.