Flea and Worming Out of Stock Alternatives

LAST UPDATED 15 February 2024

These recommendations are suggested by Pet Circle veterinarian Dr Carla Paszkowski BVSc (Hons)

In the event you find that your preferred product is temporarily out of stock, our vet team have listed below some suitable alternatives. If your pet is on a specific treatment or has particular needs please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via our complimentary Vet Advice service.

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Dog Parasite Products

Advantage

Advantage is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, ticks or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Neoveon Plus: a topical spot on treatment which covers fleas for 1 month like Advantage, but has the added benefit of also covering lice for 4 weeks and ticks for 2 weeks.
• Bravecto Spot On: a topical spot on treatment which covers fleas like Advantage, but has the added benefit of also covering mites and ticks for 6 months.
• Seresto: a collar product, which prevents ticks as well as fleas.

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Advantix

Advantix is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas monthly, and ticks if given every 2 weeks. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Bravecto Spot On: a topical spot on treatment like Advantix, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for 6 months.
• Simparica: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Nexgard: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Credelio: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months. Controls brown dog ticks and bush ticks for 4 months.

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Advocate

Advocate is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, intestinal worms, and heartworm. It does not cover ticks or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Neovet: also a topical spot on, which has the same coverage as Advocate.
• Aristopet: also a topical spot on, which has the same coverage as Advocate.
• Evicto: also a topical spot on, which has similar coverage apart from intestinal worms.
• Sentinel: a tasty chew with similar coverage to Advocate.

Product Alternatives

Advocate

Neovet

Aristopet

Sentinel

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Bravecto (Chew)

The Bravecto Chew is an oral chew which covers fleas, mites, and ticks for 3 months. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Bravecto Spot On: a topical version of Bravecto, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for 6 months.
• Simparica: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Nexgard: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months. Controls brown dog ticks and bush ticks for 4 months.

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Bravecto (Spot-On)

The Bravecto Spot-On is a topical treatment which covers fleas, mites, and ticks for 6 months. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Bravecto Chew: a chewable version of Bravecto, which covers fleas and ticks for 3 months.
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months. Controls brown dog ticks and bush ticks for 4 months.
• Simparica: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Nexgard: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.

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Cazitel

Cazitel is an oral tablet which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm for 3 months. It does not cover fleas, ticks, or heartworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Drontal: available in a chew or tablet, Drontal has the same coverage as Cazitel.
• Paragard: a flavoured tablet, which has the same coverage as Cazitel.
• Virbac Endogard: a flavoured tablet, which has the same coverage as Cazitel.

Product Alternatives

Cazitel

Drontal

Paragard

Virbac Endogard

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Comfortis Plus

Comfortis Plus is a flavoured tablet which prevents fleas, intestinal worms, and heartworm for one month. It does not cover ticks or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Sentinel: a tasty chew with similar coverage to Comfortis Plus.
• Advocate: a topical spot on treatment with effectively the same coverage as Comfortis Plus.
• Neovet: also a topical spot on, which has the same coverage as Comfortis Plus.

Product Alternatives

Comfortis Plus

Sentinel

Advocate

Neovet

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Credelio

Credelio is a flavoured tablet which prevents fleas, mites, and ticks for one month. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Simparica: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Nexgard: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Seresto: a collar product, which prevents fleas for 8 months and ticks for 4 months.
• Bravecto Chew: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for 3 months.

Product Alternatives

Credelio

Simparica

Nexgard

Bravecto Chew

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Credelio Plus

Credelio Plus is a flavoured tablet which prevents fleas, mites, ticks, intestinal worms, and heartworm for one month. It does not cover the hydatid tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Nexgard Spectra: a flavoured chew which has effectively the same coverage as Credelio Plus
• Simparica Trio: a flavoured chew which has effectively the same coverage as Credelio Plus, excluding whipworm.

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Drontal

Drontal is an oral tablet or chew which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm for 3 months. It does not cover fleas, ticks, or heartworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Cazitel: a tablet which has the same coverage as Drontal.
• Paragard: a flavoured tablet, which has the same coverage as Drontal.
• Virbac Endogard: a flavoured tablet, which has the same coverage as Drontal.

Product Alternatives

Drontal

Cazitel

Paragard

Virbac Endogard

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Endogard

Endogard is an oral tablet which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm for 3 months. It does not cover fleas, ticks, or heartworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Drontal: a flavoured tablet, which has the same coverage as Endogard.
• Cazitel: a tablet which has the same coverage as Endogard.
• Paragard: a flavoured tablet, which has the same coverage as Endogard.

Product Alternatives

Virbac Endogard

Drontal

Cazitel

Paragard

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Evicto

Evicto is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, mites, and heartworm. It does not cover intestinal worms, tapeworm, or ticks. (Please note: the feline version has different coverage).
Our closest alternatives include:
• Advocate: a topical spot on which has effectively the same coverage as Evicto with added intestinal worm protection.
• Neovela: a topical spot on which has effectively the same coverage as Evicto.
• Sentinel: a flavoured tablet with a similar coverage to Evicto, with added intestinal worm protection.

Product Alternatives

Evicto

Advocate

Neovela

Sentinel

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Frontline

Frontline is a topical treatment which covers fleas and may help cover ticks if given every 2 weeks. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Bravecto Spot On: a topical version of Bravecto, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for 6 months.
• Simparica: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Nexgard: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months. Controls brown dog ticks and bush ticks for 4 months.

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Heartgard Plus

Heartgard Plus is a tasty chew which covers roundworm and hookworm, along with heartworm. It does not cover fleas, ticks, tapeworm or whipworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Interceptor: a tasty chew with the same coverage as Heartgard Plus, along with tapeworm and whipworm coverage.
• Milbemax: a tablet with the same coverage as Heartgard Plus, along with tapeworm and whipworm coverage.
• Milpro: a tablet with the same coverage as Heartgard Plus, along with tapeworm and whipworm coverage.

Product Alternatives

Heartgard Plus

Milbemax

Interceptor

Milpro

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Interceptor

Interceptor is a tasty chew which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm, and heartworm. It does not cover fleas or ticks.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Milbemax: a tablet with the same coverage as Interceptor.
• Heartgard Plus: a tasty chew with the same coverage as Interceptor, excluding tapeworm and whipworm.
• Milpro: a tablet with the same coverage as Interceptor.

Product Alternatives

Interceptor

Heartgard Plus

Milbemax

Milpro

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Milbemax

Milbemax is a tablet which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm, and heartworm. It does not cover fleas or ticks.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Milpro: a tablet with the same coverage as Milbemax.
• Interceptor: a tasty chew with the same coverage as Milbemax.
• Heartgard Plus: a tasty chew with the same coverage as Milbemax, excluding whipworm and tapeworm.

Product Alternatives

Milbemax

Interceptor

Heartgard Plus

Milpro

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Neovela

Neovela is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, mites, lice and heartworm. It does not cover intestinal worms, tapeworm, or ticks. (Please note: the feline version has different coverage).
Our closest alternatives include:
• Evicto: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Neovela.
• Revolution: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Neovela. Production has been discontinued for all Revolution Dog products except for puppies and very small dogs up to 2.5kg bodyweight.
• Advocate: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Neovela with added intestinal worm protection.

Product Alternatives

Neovela

Evicto

Advocate

Revolution

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Neoveon Plus

Neoveon Plus is a topical treatment which covers fleas and lice for 4 weeks and provides protection against paralysis ticks if given every 2 weeks, and brown dog ticks for up to 1 month. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Bravecto Spot On: a topical version of Bravecto, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for 6 months.
• Frontline: a topical pipette or spray, which covers for fleas and ticks. The topical pipette covers for fleas for 4 week and paralysis ticks for 2 weeks. The spray covers for fleas for 12 weeks, and ticks for 3 weeks.
• Simparica: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Nexgard: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months. Controls brown dog ticks and bush ticks for 4 months.

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Neovet

Neovet is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, intestinal worms, and heartworm. It does not cover ticks or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Advocate: also a topical spot on, which has the same coverage as Neovet.
• Aristopet: also a topical spot on, which has the same coverage as Neovet.
• Evicto: also a topical spot on, which has similar coverage apart from intestinal worms.
• Sentinel: a tasty chew with similar coverage to Neovet.

Product Alternatives

Neovet

Advocate

Aristopet

Sentinel

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Nexgard

Nexgard is a flavoured chew which prevents fleas, mites, and ticks for one month. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Simparica: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Credelio: a flavoured tablet, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Bravecto Chew: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for 3 months.
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months. Controls brown dog ticks and bush ticks for 4 months.

Product Alternatives

Nexgard

Seresto

Simparica

Bravecto Chew

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Nexgard Spectra

Nexgard Spectra is a flavoured chew which prevents fleas, mites, ticks, intestinal worms, and heartworm for one month. It does not cover the hydatid tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Simparica Trio: a flavoured chew which has effectively the same coverage as Nexgard Spectra, excluding whipworm.
• Credelio Plus: a flavoured tablet which has effectively the same coverage as Nexgard Spectra

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Revolution

Revolution has recently been discontinued for dogs other than puppies and very small dogs up to 2.5kg bodyweight. It was a topical spot-on treatment which covered fleas, mites, and heartworm. It did not cover intestinal worms, tapeworm, or ticks. (Please note: the feline version has different coverage).
Our closest alternatives include:
• Evicto: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Revolution.
• Neovela: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Revolution.
• Advocate: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Revolution with added intestinal worm protection.

Product Alternatives

Revolution

Evicto

Advocate

Neovela

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Sentinel

Sentinel is a tasty chew which covers fleas, heartworm, and intestinal worms including tapeworm. It does not cover ticks.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Neovet: a topical spot-on with similar coverage to Sentinel, except it does not cover tapeworms.
• Advocate: a topical spot-on with similar coverage to Sentinel, except it does not cover tapeworms.
• Evicto: a topical spot on, which has similar coverage apart from intestinal worms and tapeworm.

Product Alternatives

Sentinel

Neovet

Advocate

Evicto

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Seresto

Seresto is a collar which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months, and brown dog ticks and bush ticks for 4 months. It's repellant action against paralysis ticks lasts 4 months. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Bravecto Spot-On: the topical version of Bravecto, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for 6 months.
• Bravecto Chews: the chewable version of Bravecto, which covers fleas, mites, and ticks for 3 months.
• Simparica: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Nexgard: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.

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Simparica

Simparica is a flavoured tablet which prevents fleas, mites, and ticks for one month. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Nexgard: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for one month.
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months. Controls brown dog ticks and bush ticks for 4 months.
• Bravecto Chew: a flavoured chew, which covers fleas, mites and ticks for 3 months.

Product Alternatives

Simparica

Nexgard

Bravecto Chew

Seresto

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Simparica Trio

Simparica Trio is a flavoured chew which prevents fleas, mites, ticks, intestinal worms, and heartworm for one month. It does not cover the hydatid tapeworm or whipworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Nexgard Spectra: a flavoured chew which has effectively the same coverage as Simparica Trio
• Credelio Plus: a flavoured tablet which has effectively the same coverage as Simparica Trio

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Cat Parasite Products

Advantage

Advantage is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, ticks or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Neoveon Plus: a topical spot on, which has effectively the same coverage as Advantage, as well as covering for lice.
• Bravecto Spot On: a topical spot on treatment which covers fleas like Advantage, but has the added benefit of also covering mites and ticks for 6 months.
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls paralysis ticks as well as fleas for 8 months.

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Advocate

Advocate is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, intestinal worms, and heartworm. It does not cover ticks or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Neovet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Advocate.
• Aristopet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Advocate.
• Revolution: also a topical spot on, which has similar coverage to Advocate.
• Evicto: also a topical spot on, which has similar coverage to Advocate.
• Neovela: also a topical spot on, which has similar coverage to Advocate.

Product Alternatives

Advocate

Neovet

Aristopet

Revolution

Evicto

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Bravecto

The Bravecto Spot-On is a topical treatment which covers fleas, mites, and paralysis ticks for 3 months. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Seresto: a collar product, which controls fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months.
• Bravecto Plus: a spot on which covers fleas, mites and paralysis ticks, as well as heartworm and intestinal worms (except tapeworm).
• Revolution Plus: a spot on which covers fleas, mites, lice and paralysis ticks, as well as heartworm and intestinal worms (except tapeworm).

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Bravecto Plus

Bravecto Plus is a topical spot-on treatment which prevents fleas, mites, ticks, intestinal worms, and heartworm for one month. It does not cover tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Revolution Plus: a topical spot-on with effectively the same coverage as Bravecto Plus
• Nexgard Spectra: a topical spot-on with a similar coverage to Bravecto Plus, but also covers for tapeworm.

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Comfortis

Comfortis has recently been discontinued. It was a flavoured tablet which prevented fleas for one month. It did not cover intestinal worms, tapeworm, heartworm, or ticks. Unfortunately there are no other oral flea-only preventatives for cats that last as long as the Comfortis. Capstar is a flea-only tablet but lasts only 24 hours.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Advantage: a topical spot on treatment with effectively the same coverage as Comfortis.
• Frontline: a topical spot on treatment with effectively the same coverage as Comfortis.
• Seresto: a collar product, which protects against fleas like Comfortis, but also protects against paralysis ticks.

Product Alternatives

Comfortis

Advantage

Frontline

Seresto

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Drontal

Drontal is an oral tablet which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm. It does not cover fleas, ticks, or heartworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Paragard: a flavoured tablet, which has the same coverage as Drontal.
• Aristopet: a worming tablet, which has the same coverage as Drontal.
• Profender: a topical spot-on which has similar coverage to Drontal.

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Evicto

Evicto is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, mites, intestinal worms and heartworm. It does not cover tapeworm or ticks. (Please note: the canine version has different coverage).
Our closest alternatives include:
• Neovela: a topical spot on, which has the same coverage to Evicto.
• Revolution: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Evicto.
• Advocate: a topical spot on which has effectively the same coverage as Evicto.
• Aristopet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has effectively the same coverage as Evicto.
• Neovet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has effectively the same coverage as Evicto.

Product Alternatives

Evicto

Revolution

Neovela

Advocate

Neovet

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Frontline

Frontline is a topical treatment which covers fleas. It is available in a spray and a pipette - the spray version also has a claim for tick prevention if applied every 3 weeks. Frontline does not cover intestinal worms including tapeworm, heartworm, and the pipettes do not protect against ticks.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Advantage: a topical pipette which protects against fleas for 1 month.
• Neoveon Plus: a topical pipette which protects against fleas and lice for 1 month.
• Seresto: a collar product, which prevents fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months.
• Bravecto: a topical product, which prevents fleas and paralysis ticks for 3 months.

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Milbemax

Milbemax is an oral tablet which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm, and has heartworm coverage for 1 month. It does not cover fleas or ticks.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Milpro: an oral tablet, which has the same coverage as Milbemax.

Product Alternatives

Milbemax

Milpro

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Milpro

Milpro is an oral tablet which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm, and has heartworm coverage for 1 month. It does not cover fleas or ticks.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Milbemax: an oral tablet, which has the same coverage as Milbemax.

Product Alternatives

Milpro

Milbemax

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Neovela

Neovela is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, mites, intestinal worms and heartworm. It does not cover tapeworm or ticks. (Please note: the canine version has different coverage).
Our closest alternatives include:
• Revolution: also a topical spot on, which has the same coverage to Neovela.
• Evicto: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Neovela.
• Advocate: a topical spot on which has similar coverage to Neovela.
• Aristopet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has similar coverage to Neovela.
• Neovet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has similar coverage to Neovela.

Product Alternatives

Neovela

Evicto

Revolution

Advocate

Neovet

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Neoveon Plus

Neoveon Plus is a topical treatment which covers fleas and lice for 1 month. Neoveon Plus does not cover for ticks, intestinal worms including tapeworm nor heartworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Advantage: a topical pipette which protects against fleas for 1 month.
• Frontline: a topical pipette which covers for fleas, or spray which protects against fleas and ticks if applied every 3 weeks.
• Seresto: a collar product, which prevents fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months.
• Bravecto: a topical product, which prevents fleas and paralysis ticks for 3 months.

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Neovet

Neovet is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, intestinal worms, and heartworm. It does not cover ticks or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Advocate: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Neovet.
• Aristopet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Neovet.
• Revolution: also a topical spot on, which has similar coverage to Neovet.
• Evicto: also a topical spot on, which has similar coverage to Neovet.
• Neovela: also a topical spot on, which has similar coverage to Neovet.

Product Alternatives

Neovet

Advocate

Aristopet

Revolution

Evicto

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Nexgard Spectra for Cats

Nexgard Spectra is the first true 'all-in-one' parasite preventative for cats, covering ticks, fleas, heartworm, and intestinal worms including tapeworm, in a monthly topical treatment.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Revolution Plus: a monthly topical product, which has a similar coverage to Nexgard Spectra without the tapeworm coverage.
• Bravecto Plus: a topical product, which has a similar coverage to Nexgard Spectra without the tapeworm coverage. It is applied once every 2 months.
For additional tapeworm coverage, we recommend pairing the alternatives with a tapeworm-only tablet available from your vet, or an all-wormer such as Paragard or Drontal.

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Profender

Profender is a topical spot-on which covers intestinal worms including tapeworm. It does not cover fleas, ticks, or heartworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Drontal: an oral tablet, which has similar coverage to Profender.
• Paragard: an oral tablet, which has similar coverage to Profender.
• Aristopet: an oral tablet, which has similar coverage to Profender.

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Revolution

Revolution is a topical spot-on treatment which covers fleas, mites, intestinal worms and heartworm. It does not cover tapeworm or ticks. (Please note: the canine version has different coverage).
Our closest alternatives include:
• Neovela: also a topical spot on, which has the same coverage to Revolution.
• Evicto: a topical spot on which has the same coverage as Revolution.
• Advocate: a topical spot on which has similar coverage to Revolution.
• Aristopet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has similar coverage to Revolution.
• Neovet Pipettes: a topical spot on which has similar coverage to Revolution.

Product Alternatives

Revolution

Evicto

Neovela

Advocate

Neovet

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Revolution Plus

Revolution Plus is a topical spot-on treatment which prevents fleas, mites, ticks, intestinal worms, and heartworm for one month. It does not cover tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Bravecto Plus: a topical spot-on with effectively the same coverage as Revolution Plus.
• Nexgard Spectra: a topical spot-on with a similar coverage to Bravecto Plus, but also covers for tapeworm.

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Seresto

Seresto is a collar which protects against fleas and paralysis ticks for 8 months. It does not cover intestinal worms, heartworm, or tapeworm.
Our closest alternatives include:
• Bravecto: a topical spot-on, which prevents fleas and ticks for 3 months.

Product Alternatives

Seresto

Bravecto Spot On

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