Freedom 45® for Dogs VS National Brands

Compare Product Performance*

Freedom® for Dogs Advantage® Frontline® Hartz® Advanced Care™ Farmam Bio Spot Sergeant’s Pre-Tect
Availability OTC Vet Only Vet Only OTC OTC OTC
Active Ingredient 45% Permethrin Imidicloprid Fipronil d-Phenothrin 45% Permethrin 45% Permethrin
Milligrams per 1 cc 496mg (100%) 452mg (91.1%) 468mg (94.4%)
Kills Fleas
Repels Fleas
Prevents Re-Infection of Fleas
Flea Efficacy 5 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Kills Ticks
(4 Types)

(4 Types)

(2 Types)

(3 Types)
Repels Ticks
(4 Types)
(Deer Tick Only)
(3 Types)
Prevents Re-Infestation of Ticks
Tick Efficacy 6 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Kills and Repels Mosquitoes
(Aedes aegpyti)
Kills and Repels Lice
(Trichodectes canis)
Kills and Repels Mites
(Cheylatiella yasguri)
D-limonene Free Formula**
(1-Methyl-4-Cyclohexene)
Age at Earliest Use 12 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks

*Based on actual label claims. **Known to be harsh on sken and may cause skin rash or hot spots (based on actual formula).