External and internal parasite treatment (dogs and cats)

​​​​​​​​​​This information can be printed and supplied to your preparing vet. If you believe another treatment not listed on this guide may be appropriate please contact the department prior to use.

Please note the use of tick collars is not accepted as a method of external parasite treatment because of the potential for removal of the collar and because of reduced effectiveness under different weather conditions.

Oral medications (such as NexGard and Bravecto) for external parasite control are not accepted because they require the tick or flea to bite the animal before they are affected by the product. When they bite the animal they can transmit diseases and therefore these products do not comply with Australia’s import policy.

Please note that topical products such as Bravecto Spot On and Revolution that rely on the tick or flea to bite are also not accepted for external parasite control.

External parasite treatments for dogs

Active ingredientBrand nameRepeat time
Fipronil 10%w/v (9.7%w/w)Frontline Plus Spot OnNo More than 31 days
FipronilEFFIPRO spot on solution for dogsNo More than 28 days
Fipronil 0.25% Frontline SprayNo More than 31 days
FipronilMy Flea Guard No More than 31 days
FipronilPestigon3 weeks
FipronilEliminallNo More than 31 days
FipronilFleatix (Spot on) for dogsNo More than 31 days
Fipronil and AmitrazCertifectNo More than 31 days
​​Fipronil and CyphenothrinFrontline Tritak for dogsNo More than 31 days
Fipronil and CyphenothrinParastar PlusNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 65%Defend (Merck-a spot on)No More than 31 days
Permethrin 65%Preventic Spot OnNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 65%Fletic Spot On (Mini/Maxi)3 weeks
Permethrin 50% Advantix Spot OnNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 50%FortreonNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 50%BayvanticNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 45%Bio Spot Spot OnNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 45%Ovispot PlusNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 45%Active-3 Spot On3 weeks
Permethrin 36%Vectra 3DNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 4%Permoxin rinse1 week
Permethrin 2%Defendog SprayNo More than 31 days
Permethrin and PyriproxyfenDuogard Line On5 weeks
Permethrin and PyriproxyfenDuowin Topical Spray5 weeks
Permethrin and ImidaclopridDominal MaxNo More than 31 days
Permethrin 48.5% and IndoxacarbActivyl Tick Plus Spot OnNo More than 31 days
Flumethrin Bayticol Dip & Spray2 weeks
Amitraz and MetaflumizonePro Meris Duo Spot OnNo More than 31 days
Pyriprole 12.5%Prac-Tic Spot OnNo More than 31 days
EtofenproxBiospot Spot OnNo More than 31 days
EtofenproxZodiac Spot OnNo More than 31 days
EtofenproxOvitrol X-Tend Spot on
Ovitrol X-Tend Spray
No More than 31 days
PyrethrinsOvitrol Plus Spray1 week
PyrethrinsAdams Flea & Tick Spray9 days
Pyrethrin 0.1% and Permethrin 0.1%Duocide LA Spray10 days
Phenothrin 85.7% and Methoprene Hartz Ultragard ProNo More than 31 days
Permethrin36%, Dinotefuran and PyriproxyfenFirst Shield TrioNo More than 31 days
Permethrin36%, Dinotefuran and PyriproxyfenSimple Guard 3No More than 31 days
Permethrin 44%, Pyriproxyfen 0.44% and Imidocloprid 8.8%K9 Advantix IINo More than 31 days

Internal parasite treatments for dogs

NematodesCestodes
Pyrantel (as embonate/pamoate)Praziquantel
FebantelEpsiprantel
Oxantel (as embonate/pamoate)Niclosamide
OxibendazoleNitroscanate
FenbendazoleFenbendazole
FlubendazoleFlubendazole
Milbemycin oxime
Nitroscanate
Levamisole hydrochloride
Moxidectin
Emodepside

Ectoparasite treatments for cats

Active ingredientBrand name Repeat time
Fipronil 10%Frontline Plus Spot OnNo More than 31 days
Fipronil 0.25%Frontline SprayNo More than 31 days
FipronilBroadline Spot On3 weeks
Fipronil and Etofenprox​Frontline Tritak for catsNo More than 31 days
EtofenproxBio Spot Spot OnNo More than 31 days
EtofenproxSergeant’s Gold Squeeze OnNo More than 31 days
EtofenproxOvitrol X-Tend Spot On
Ovitrol X-Tend Spray
No More than 31 days
PyrethrinsOvitrol Plus SprayWeekly
Pyrethrin and PermethrinDuocide LA Spray10 days

Internal parasite treatments for cats

NematodesCestodes
Pyrantel (as embonate/pamoate)Praziquantel
FebantelEpsiprantel
Milbemycin oximeNiclosamide
FenbendazoleFenbendazole
FlubendazoleFlubendazole
Emodepside
Levamisole hydrochloride
Moxidectin
Selamectin
Eprinomectin
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