Summer is nearly here, and the fleas are already out in full force. Your Miniature Husky is a prime target for these bloodsucking creatures. There are tons of products that promise to repel fleas, but as fleas become resistant, many of these products don’t live up to their promises. Of course, you wouldn’t know which products worked or not, unless you’ve tried them all. Well, now you don’t have to, because we have. Let our years of experience in rescue and breeding save you time and money in your search for the best possible flea control product you can buy:
This is a product that we had to routinely use on the dogs we fostered. It’s effective on dogs that are at least four weeks of age and weight two pounds. Within six hours, most adult fleas on the animal die. The catch is that this product only works for twenty-four hours, but it’s very useful to get control over an infestation that might have gotten out of hand. [Effective for an infestation that is out of hand.]
This is a new medication that our vet is recommending to all his patients. We have not tried it but have spoken to many happy users, and a few not-so-happy pet owners. There have been dogs that have had serious reactions to this product, but I don’t know a flea control product that is 100% without any issues. This product promises to get rid of:
Trifexis is expensive. The pill is given to your dog once a month and can be used on puppies at least 8 weeks of age. The dog has to weigh at least five pounds to be put on this medication. [Effective, but there are questions.]
I personally recommend Vectra. The product can be used on puppies that are slightly over two pounds and at least seven weeks of age, according to the label. It’s a topical medication. Our vet routinely uses this product on puppies as young as four weeks of age with no issues. Vectra repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitos for a month at a time. [Our Personal Favorite Product]
We used to use Advantage and Frontline. I don’t recommend those products anymore because pests appear to be resistant to these products. You can get these products through Amazon for less money than most vets charge, even with shipping. We’ve been flea and tick products through Amazon for some time now, and we’re very satisfied. You will need a prescription for Trifexis, but not Capstar and Vectra.