There are several very effective and easy-to-use products designed to protect your pet from fleas and ticks. Frontline – A liquid easily applied to the skin between the shoulders of your pet. One application kills fleas and ticks on your pet for one to two months. Revolution – A liquid application also applied between the shoulders. It also protects your pet from Heartworms, mange, earmites and kills fleas and ticks for one month. Advantage – A liquid applied between shoulders that is recommended for cats and very small dogs. All of these products are tested and proven very safe to your pet, in contrast to topical applications available in the grocery or pet store that kill only some of the fleas for a short time and sometimes cause seizure, liver damage or even death. Call a local emergency clinic to ask about the safety of the “over the counter” flea product before applying to your pet’s skin.