Best Flea and Worm Treatments for New Zealand Dogs in 2020

Published September 22nd, 2021 in Flea TreatmentDogs


With the wide range of flea and worm treatments out there, it’s not easy to know which products are the best for your dog. Tablet or spot-on? What dosage? How often? How safe? And how much should it cost?

We rated the top flea and worm treatments in New Zealand on their effectiveness, safety, ease of administration and cost effectiveness, to make choosing the best treatment for you and your dog that little bit easier.

  1. Bravecto Chewable Tablet
    Dogs and owners alike love Bravecto Chewable to protect against fleas and ticks because it’s a tasty, beef-flavoured chew. Your dog will gobble it up as though it’s a special treat every three months. As well as requiring just four treatments a year, it’s suitable for water-loving dogs, as they can get wet immediately after taking the tablet without it impacting it’s effectiveness.

    Bravecto Chewable is compatible with Drontal, which is a broad spectrum worming treatment and protects against all worms for three months. Protect your pooch against worms, fleas and ticks with our Bravecto Chewable Plan to receive the perfect dose on your doorstep the moment your dog is due.

  2. Bravecto Spot-On
    Bravecto Spot-On protects your dog for up to six months against fleas and ticks. As a topical treatment, it’s easy to administer on the back of their neck to dogs who won't take tablets easily. You’ll need to ensure that your dog stays out of the water for 24-48 hours after applying the treatment so it has a chance to absorb.

    Bravecto Spot-On should be used in conjunction with a worming treatment that covers all the gastrointestinal worms your dog could be exposed to in New Zealand. Our plan includes a Drontal All Worming tablet so you know you are covered from nose to tail.

  3. Nexgard Spectra Chewable Tablet
    Nexgard Spectra Chewable is the best all-in-one combination treatment, treating fleas, ticks and worms in one easy-to-administer tablet, once a month. Dogs will generally eat the tablet without you needing to hide it in meat or cheese, too.

    However, while it treats for most worms, it doesn't treat tapeworms (the most common!) so you’ll need to use a broad spectrum wormer, such as Drontal, annually.

    As an all-in-one, Nexgard Spectra Chewable rates pretty highly on convenience and ease of administration. Our Nexgard Spectra Chewable Plan combines that convenience with the delivery of an annual dewormer – subscribe today and take the guesswork out of caring for your pet.

    Ensure your dog and your family is in the best health they can be year round by selecting one of our vet-approved flea and worm treatment plans today.

    You’ll never miss a dose again with a Vetty subscription plan.

  4. Only need a worming all wormer chewable
    If you're after a worming treatment for your dog then try Drontal all wormer Chewable. These tablets are easy to administer because they come in a delicious liverchew flavour. Drontal treats roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm (including hydatid tapeworm).

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