There are many types and brands of flea and/or tick protection for dogs and cats available on the market. Everyone has seen the sprays, powders, shampoos, dips and collars on the store shelves for flea and tick control. Most of these products have been around for many years. Some work better than others and most are messy and only last 10-14 days on the animal.
There is also a group of products for flea and/or tick control that can be applied as a drop to a place on the skin of the dog/cat and will last up to 30 days. Most of these products are water and shampoo resistant. These products contain drugs that paralyze the insect's nervous system, are insect growth regulators that prevent the insect from maturing, or insecticides that kill adult insects. All the products are easy to apply and are odorless once they absorb into the skin. Examples of these products are Frontline, Frontline Plus, Advantage, K9 Advantix and Revolution.