1) Keep your dog on a monthly pill (Program or Sentinel) year round. Cats can take a monthly liquid
(mix in the food) or an every-6-month injection. This medication is safe and essentially functions as
"birth control" for the fleas (i.e. it keeps the eggs from developing).
2) Apply a skin spot-on liquid (Frontline Plus) through the summer months, or whenever you see fleas.
This safely controls biting adult fleas (that cause the itching and rashes) and lasts for 2-3 months
(used monthly it also controls ticks). Always use once monthly with cats.
3) Administer a daily pill (Capstar) for quick, immediate elimination of adult fleas. This medication kills
all adult fleas on your pet within hours. It lasts only 1 day and is best used if you see fleas or have
just taken your pet to a known flea infested area.