These oral treatments travel through your pet’s bloodstream to quickly kill fleas & ticks on their skin.

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Flea Pills for Dogs

Besides causing your dog intense itching, flea infestations can lead to serious health problems, including skin allergies, hot spots, anemia, tapeworms and Bartonella infection. This makes it all the more important to discuss dog flea prevention strategies with your veterinarian. Flea pills are a convenient option for administering preventives to your pet. They often come in easy-to-dose chewables portioned for your dog’s weight. Some provide multiple months of protection in a single dose.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best flea pill for your dog depends on a number of factors, including age, size and health status. Discuss your options with your veterinarian to determine what’s best for your pet. They might suggest a solution that also protects against other pests—like ticks.

Discuss your dog’s individual health needs with your veterinarian prior to administering medications. If your dog is pregnant or nursing, you’ll have additional concerns.

Petco offers a wide selection of flea pills for dogs from popular brands like Capstar, Advantus, Bravecto, CapAction, Comfortis, Credelio, NexGard, and Simparica. Keep in mind that some flea medications require an active prescription from your veterinarian. Prescriptions can be filled at Petco through Express Scripts Pharmacy.

Depending on your dog's coat type and the severity of the infestation, you may be able to visually identify these tiny pests that leave brownish-black flea dust behind. Other things to look out for include physical discomfort, excessive scratching and biting, red or bumpy skin, patchy hair loss, and lethargy.