Tick Product Comparison
Confused about tick protection? This FAQ compares the currently available tick control products to assist you in determining which is right for your situation. These are products made by reputable major pharmaceutical companies and most are available only through licensed veterinarians. Because there are 19 different products compared in 15 different categories, we have split up the information into 3 separate tables:
Prescription drug or insecticide; LD50 (lethal dose to 50% of the population); Manufacturer and product website; Additional cautions
As of spring 2011, Pfizer has discontinued the manufacture of Promeris (active ingredients: amitraz and metaflumizone)
* VCA Animal Hospitals and Banfield Pet Hospitals market some products under their own hospital private label, made by the same manufacterer as the original product. It is the same product (made by the same manufacturer) but with a different name.
For general tick information including how to remove ticks, U.S. maps showing prevalence of tick-borne disease, and other general information, please visit: www.dogsandticks.com
Page last updated: 2/7/2024