Stronghold vs. Advantage

Comparison between Stronghold and Advantage

Spot-On is the most common way to protect your cats and dogs from flea infestations; they are also known as topical. Treatment. By adding a different active ingredient, they can treat other parasites as well.

Stronghold (Selamectin) and Advantage (Imidacloprid) are both topical treatments and need to administer monthly. They will protect your cats and dogs against fleas and kills them before they lay eggs.

Stronghold protects your pet for the entire month against ticks, heartworm, and ear mites. In addition, it prevents roundworms and hookworms in cats and controls sarcoptic mange in dogs.

Advantage does not kill ticks, but they treat lice in dogs.

Stronghold is safe for cats at the age of eight weeks and dogs at the age of six weeks. Advantage is safe for cats and dogs at the age of eight weeks. In addition, Stronghold and Advantage are safe to use in nursing, pregnant cats, and dogs.

Please choose the correct size according to your pet's body weight.

You can use our comparison chart for the most popular flea and tick products.


Stronghold For Cats & Dogs
Advantage Spot-On For Cats & Dogs
Kills Fleas
Repels Fleas
Kills Flea Eggs and Larvae
Prevents flea eggs from developing
Kills Ticks
Repels Ticks
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes
Prevents Heartworm
Other Parasites
Treats and controls ear mites and sarcoptic mange
Safe for Pregnant or Nursing Pets
When does it starts working
More than 98% of adult fleas are killed within 36 hours
Kills fleas within 12 hours and ticks within 48 hours
Active Ingredient(s)



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