Frontline Plus for cats
Frontline Plus for cats - Important information
The active ingredients in Frontline plus are fipronil and S-methoprene. Frontline plus acts against all stages of the brown dog tick, the American dog tick, lone star tick and deer ticks. Deer ticks are the major carriers of Lyme Disease. Frontline plus is also active against the adult flea, flea larvae and flea eggs. Research shows that it kills 100% of fleas on cats within 18 hours of application and 100% of ticks within 48 hours of application. How does it work? Frontline plus acts by hyperstimulating fleas so you might notice that the fleas seem even more active just before they die. Frontline plus is waterproof and is used as a monthly application for cats over 8 weeks of age.
Frontline plus for is applied by placing the applicator tip through the cat's hair in between the shoulder blades and all the contents are placed in that one spot. Note that the product is flammable so keep away from heat/flame. Frontline plus can also cause eye irritation so avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Frontline plus is suitable for cats over 8 weeks of age. Compare the prices (and I've included shipping costs) for Frontline plus for cats at the leading pet medication outlets and then pick from the one offering you the best deal.
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for cats and kittens (for use in kittens > 8weeks)
Frontline plus provides monthly control of fleas and ticks. Frontline Plus is a spot on application with ingredients that kills 98% of adult fleas on your dog within 24 hours and also has an ingredient that kills flea eggs and larvae.
Comes in a 3 vial pack or a 6 vial pack
Frontline Plus Cats - frequently asked questions
- My cat is fastidiously clean - will applying Frontline Plus on her affect her since she's cleaning herself all
It's usually recommended that you apply Frontline Plus to the area between the shoulder blades of your cat to prevent her from ingesting it before it has time to spread through the coat. Having said that, tests have been conducted on cats and it appears that the product is pretty safe despite all their cleaning efforts.
- I've applied the Frontline Plus on my cat and I still see fleas hopping around the dog like mad? Is it
Fact that you actually see the fleas hopping around madly is proof that Frontline Plus is actually working. The active ingredient in Frontline is Fipronil and what it does is to hyperstimulate fleas (and ticks) so that they do the mad hopping thing just before they kick the bucket. It takes up to 18 hours for a 100% kill rate on fleas so be patient. Ticks take a bit longer to die (48 hours).
- I'm using Frontline Plus there are still fleas I see around the carpets and bedding? What gives?
That's because fleas lay their eggs in the environment and these fleas have probably hatched from fleas that laid their eggs before you commenced your Frontline Plus treatment of your cat. If you persist with treating your pet with Frontline Plus, you will 'break' the cycle.
- When can I start my kitten on Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus is suitable for kittens over 8 weeks of age.
- Do I use Frontline Plus all year round even in the colder months?
Well, most owners use the product just before the flea season starts which is usually when the weather starts to warm up in spring/summer. It is advisable to start just before the weather starts to get really balmy so that you stop the 'plague' in the first place. In some states/countries, you will probably have to use it all year round due to the relatively mild autumn/winters.
- Are there any side effects of Frontline Plus?
Fipronil (the chemical ingredients in Frontline Plus) has been shown in studies to be neurotoxic to dogs and rats and affects the reproduction of rats. There have also been some disturbing reports of carcinogenicity (cancer causing) in the rat studies (however it must be stated that rats in these studies were given large amounts of fipronil and not the usual dose rate that is given to dogs/cats in flea prevention). It is classed as a Possible Human Carcinogen based on the studies done on rats. Constant exposure is the worry and there was a warning issued in 1996 regarding the Frontline spray product to all pet groomers and veterinarians who would be exposed at a far greater level than the public as there is a greater chance of inhalation and absorption of the product through the skin at increasing doses with these professions. The most common side effect seen with Frontline Plus application is skin irritation at the point of application. However there have been reports of animals that are allergic to Fipronil, and these animals will react violently to the product.
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