asked questions
about dogs

Are pests such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitos dangerous to my dog?

Parasiticide protection is more crucial than ever before. While ticks are known for carrying Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, fleas can cause flea allergy dermatitis. Additionally, mosquitos may carry heartworm and West Nile virus. Repelling the bite of all these pests with monthly treatments of ParaDefense® Advanced for Dogs is the best way to keep your dog safe, comfortable and healthy.

Can I give my dog a bath after I apply PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs?

Yes. PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs is waterproof, so it will remain just as effective after bathing or swimming.

If my dog has a serious flea infestation, can I use PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs more often than once a month?

PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs is designed to be effective for a full month under normal conditions. However, in extreme cases, another treatment may be necessary earlier than four weeks on the advice of your veterinarian.

Call your veterinarian if your dog is having unusual discomfort from the infestation. Never re-treat your dog more often than once every seven days. Once flea control is achieved, resume your normal monthly treatment schedule.

Where can I buy PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs?

PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs is only available through your veterinary clinic.

Can I apply PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs to my other pets?

No. PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs is meant only for dogs, and is available in different formulas for all dogs over 5 pounds, based on their weight. For preventing pests on cats, please visit

How do I correctly apply PARADefense® Advanced on my dog?

First review the label. Do not allow PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs to get into dog’s eyes or mouth. If you are concerned about a possible reaction, call your veterinarian.

How quickly does PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs start to work on fleas, ticks and mosquitos?

PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs begins to work on contact. Its multistage flea control kills fleas within 12 hours of application. It kills existing fleas, ticks and mosquitos and starts repelling new fleas, ticks, mosquitos and biting flies before they have a chance to take their first bite.

My dog is more of an inside dog. Do I really need a 5-way protection treatment every month?

Even if your dog only goes outside for an occasional walk, protecting your pet from diseases carried by fleas, ticks, mosquitos, biting flies and lice is a crucial part of dog care. Pests can come into contact with pets in many ways including contact with other animals or pests brought into the home on human clothing. Since many pests are present year-round, even in colder climates, it’s important to treat your dog with PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs every month.

I just adopted a new puppy. How soon should I start him on PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs?

PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs is not approved for use on puppies under seven weeks old or on any dog that weighs less than five pounds. As your dog grows, choose your PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs product based on weight: 5-10 pounds, 11-20 pounds, 21-55 pounds or more than 55 pounds. Always consult your veterinarian regarding use on your dog.

What is the benefit of repellency?

Whenever possible it is better to prevent or protect your pet from getting bites that could create disease. It is safer and easier for both you and your dog to never have to deal with bites or infestations.

What is the flea life cycle?

Yes. PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs treats and prevents flea and lice infestations. PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs kills fleas that may serve as intermediate hosts for tapeworms.

Flea life cycle

What is the mosquito life cycle?

Mosquitos need a blood meal in order to procreate. To stop the life cycle, the mosquito bite must be prevented as well as killing existing infestations.

Mosquito life cycle

I don’t see any bites or bugs. Does that mean my dog doesn’t have any issues with pests?

Not all pest infestations are visible. Many dogs are less sensitive to bites when they occur. The three-step protection of PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs monthly treatments is the best way to ensure your dog is safeguarded, by killing existing pests, halting the development of eggs and larvae in the home and repelling new fleas, ticks and mosquitos.

Can I apply PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs if my dog is on other medication?

If your pet is on medication, consult your veterinarian before using this or any other product.

Why does it seem like there are more fleas after the first treatment of PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs?

When used during an existing infestation, you may see an increased number of visible fleas and other pests after application. This is a sign that PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs is working. The pests you see are moving away from your dog’s skin as they are killed and repelled, which may create the false appearance of more bugs.

Who can I call if I have questions about PARADefense® Advanced for Dogs?

For additional information, call our experts at 1-888-261-4657.