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Generic flea and tick preventative medications may be a waste of money

No medication will prevent fleas completely, but some veterinarians say some work much better than others, in Medford, Oregon, on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani).

MEDFORD, Ore.-- Veterinarians said they are seeing problems with some generic flea and tick preventative medications.

Lakeway Veterinary Hospital said the generic Frontline medications available at the grocery stores are not working.

Just last week, a client brought in their flea-inflected dog, and they had been using the generic products.

"Just like there's knock off purchases and knock off watches, we're finding knock off Frontline too and it doesn't work very well," Lakeway Veterinary Hospital owner Dr. Kristen Mason said.

Doctor Mason said the only way to ensure you are getting a product that works is to get it through your veterinarian.

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