While Program is very effective I still
prefer the non-systemic, spot-on flea control
products like Frontline and Advantage (see
Flea Control in Homes and on
Pets) because they may have fewer side effects
and some products control adult fleas and ticks as
Program might be an excellent alternative
to spot-on medications in situations where an animal
can't tolerate the topical treatments. Please read
over the General
Information and Precautions before using any
of the flea control products.
If you live where heartworm has
been reported your pets should be protected from
this serious, often fatal, parasitic infection that
is carried by mosquitoes (see What
is Heartworm?). Program does not protect
pets from the mosquitoes that transmit heartworm.
Program as well as several less expensive
generics are available without prescription.
What is Flea Dirt?