Does your French bulldog have fleas? Want to protect them in case they do get fleas?
Today will be taken a look at the best flea medicine for French bulldogs that are on the market today.
Finding the right flea treatment for your Frenchie is not difficult, and with the help of this article, you will be sure to keep your dog flea-free all year round.
Things To Consider Before You Buy Flea Treatment
You can’t just buy any flea products that are out there and expect it to work on your dog. It can be dangerous to your dog’s health if you don’t buy the appropriate one for them.
Here are the things that you should consider when buying flea medicine for your French bulldog:
Read The Label
one thing that you should do is take a look at the product label and make sure the right is the right kind for your dog before you buy it.
There are many different flea treatments out the and if your dog has any medical problems choosing the wrong treatment could be hazardous to them.
Treat Or Repel
Some treatments are only used as a repellent, not a treatment.
If your dog already has fleas, then you should make sure that you find one that kills both the fleas and the larvae.
A lot of these products will also repel my fleas for months at a time ensuring that your dog doesn’t catch them again.
If your dog doesn’t have fleas and you want to make sure that they don’t catch any, then you could just buy a flea repellent.
Drops, Spray, Shampoo or Something Else?
These treatments usually come in different forms:
- A solution that is placed at the back of the neck
- A large spray that is sprayed onto the dog’s coat
- Flea shampoo that can be used when bathing your dog
- A wearable collar that kills fleas
- Oral tablets
Whichever one you choose is up to you and your dog.
Some Frenchies don’t like to wear anything around their neck, so you wouldn’t want to buy a flea collar if this is the case.
Top 5 Best Flea Control For French Bulldogs
Frontline Plus for dogs
This is my go-to product for both killing and preventing fleas on my French bulldog.
This product can be used on any dog weighing 5-22lbs, and in my opinion, has the best overall effect when it comes to getting rid of fleas.
It usually takes around 12 hours after applying to kill fleas and halt the life cycle, and works for a full 30 days, protecting your dog from any further infestation.
Frontline Plus also protects against and kills ticks including those that can transmit Lyme disease.
Using frontline plus for dogs could not be simpler. All you have to do is open up one of the doses and apply it to the back of the neck, making sure that it is in a place where your dog can’t lick it off.
Vets best flea and tick advanced strength dog shampoo
I have tried a few flea shampoos over the years and this one seems to be the best.
It kills fleas, larva, and eggs on contact and also kills ticks.
This rosemary and peppermint scented flea shampoo can be used on any dog that is 20 weeks and older.
It does not contain any harsh chemicals but instead, it has 100% certified natural ingredients and essential oils. So it is perfectly safe to use on a French Bulldog puppy.
To use this product you just need to get your dog in the bath and apply the shampoo to a wet coat. You can either let it stand or you can mar sides of the shampoo deep into the hair for 5-10 minutes.
Once the time is up, simply rinse off and you should see the fleas drop off and go down the plughole.
Wondercide Natural Flea, Tick and Mosquito Control for Dogs
I recommend this product due to the fact that it can be used either on your dog or around the home.
Using this on your dog will kill any fleas that are on them, and repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
As I said, this one can be used around the home as well. So be sure to use it on your dog’s bed, carpets or anywhere else that fleas may gather.
Wondercide comes in for different scents: Cedar, Rosemary, lemongrass and also peppermint. Whatever scent you buy you can be sure that your home and dog will smell amazing.
Capstar Fast-Acting Oral Flea Treatment
One of the most effective ways of getting rid of fleas on your French bulldog is by using an oral flea treatment. This is due to the fact that they are sure to be getting the right dose of the medicine, as none can go to waste.
The Capstar oral flea treatment is the best in its class for getting rid of adult fleas.
Once you have fed the dose to your dog, all of the adult fleas will simply drop off them within a few hours. If any fleas are left on, it is safe for you to give them another dose the next day to kill off any remaining fleas. It does not work with flea eggs.
The only problem with this product is the fact that it does not do anything to repel fleas, so once your dog is flea free, they could easily be re-infested if you do not buy a separate flea repellent.
Seresto flea collar for dogs
I have tried a couple of flea collars over the years and this has been the best one that I have tried.
It provides eight-months of flea and tick control and is safe to use on dogs up to 18lbs.
The fleas do not have to bite your dog in order to be killed, so using a flea collar will reduce your French Bulldog’s itching and biting.
How this works is the ingredients are slowly released over eight months onto your dog’s hair and skin surface. So when the fleas come into contact with it, they are killed.
It is important to remember that once you use these products that you brush your French bulldog and remove any dead fleas and eggs that may still be on them.
Not all products work with all dogs, so if the one that you have bought doesn’t do the job correctly, then try out another form of treatment.
Please make sure that you read the instructions correctly and follow them every time you apply the treatment.
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