K9 Advantix vs Frontline Plus

We put Advantix vs Frontline against each other to see which product comes out on top. Frontline Plus and K9 Advantix are the two most popular flea and tick treatments on the market. When you are looking to treat your dog for fleas & ticks, Advantix and Frontline Plus will be the two main products you will need to choose from.

What They Treat

Advantix treats for adult fleas, flea larvae, flea allergy dermatitis, paralysis tick, brown dog tick, bush tick, repels mosquitoes & sand flies, repels stable biting flies and controls lice.
Frontline Plus treats for adult fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, flea allergy dermatitis, paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks, sarcoptic mange and lice. What does Advantix do that Frontline Plus doesn't? Advantix repels mosquitoes & sand flies and repels stable biting flies.
What does Frontline Plus do that Advantix doesn't do? It treats for flea eggs and sarcoptic mange.

How Old Do Pets Need to Be?

K9 Advantix can be used on puppies from 7 weeks of age. Frontline Plus can be used on puppies from 8 weeks of age.

How To Administer

Both products come as a liquid in a tube that is placed in between the dogs shoulder blades onto the skin. They will treat fleas for 1 month and repel ticks for 2 weeks. Both are water resistant for a month 24-48 hours after application. Advantix can be harmful to cats and Frontline Plus can be used on cats.

What Size Pets

Advantix comes in 4 different weight ranges; dogs up to 10lbs (up to 4kgs) in a green packet, dogs 11-20lbs (4-10kgs) in a teal packet, dogs 21-55lbs (10-25kgs) in a read packet and dogs over 55lbs (over 25kgs) in a blue packet.

Frontline Plus comes in 5 different weight ranges; Cats in a green packet, dogs up to 10kgs in a orange packet, dogs 10-20kgs in a blue packet, dogs 20-40kgs in a purple packet and dogs 40-60kgs in a red packet.

Product Pack Sizes

Advantix and Frontline Plus both can be purchased in 3 packs (3 month supply), 6 packs (6 month supply) and 12 packs (12 month supply).

The Price

Advantix vs Frontline who wins overall? It doesn't seem like there is a clear winner just by comparing the 2 flea & tick controls on paper. Although we find the most effective for treating fleas is K9 Advantix and it also treats for insects which can come in very handy as well. If you have cats in your household you may be best to use Frontline Plus as this will not harm your cats if they come in contact with it. If you have cats and are using Advantix you will have to take a bit more care it doesn't come in contact with the cats. The match up between K9 Advantix and Frontline Plus goes too (drum roll)... K9 Advantix as it is just a more effective product.

Compare K9 Advantix vs Frontline Plus below in this detailed chart with what each product does

k9 Advantix vs Frontline Plus Comparison Chart

Component Advantix for Dogs Frontline Plus for Dogs
Adult Fleas Yes Yes
Flea Eggs No Yes
Adult Larvae Yes Yes
Flea Allergy Dermatitis Yes Yes
Ticks Yes Yes
Heartworm No No
Roundworm No No
Hookworm No No
Whipworm No No
Tapeworm No No
Sarcoptic Mange No Yes
Earmites No No
Lice Yes Yes
Insects Yes No


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