Frontline Flea Treatment is a topical flea and tick control solution made for both cats and dogs.
It is capable of protecting them from fleas, ticks, and chewing lice for up to 30 days and it also helps eliminate flea eggs and larva.
Fleas can cause serious health problems for your pet.
Prolonged exposure and what started out as a simple flea bite (or tick bite) and an itching problem can be devastating for your animal.
Frontline Flea Treatment is commonly recommended as a preventative measure by your veterinarian to keep your pet healthy and safe. The product works fast, is easy to apply and works great at killing fleas.
To learn more, let's look at some of the dangerous health problems a flea infestation can create for your dog or cat if left untreated.
Your cat or dog can get really sick if you do not take fleas seriously. Not only are your pets suffering with constant itching and feeling miserable, they are in danger. Lets take a look at a few of these dangers caused by fleas and ticks.
FAD (Flea Allergy Dermatitis)- Flea Allergy Dermatitis can be very uncomfortable, disabling, and physically appalling for an animal. You will see them, and go, “Oh! This poor animal has the Mange!”...(Which they could very easily get along with a variety of other health problems and diseases because their immune system gets low when they are constantly battling fleas). FAD is extremely itchy, causes hair loss, and skin rashes which could become infected if left untreated.
Anemia- Anemia caused by fleas in animals can be very serious and even fatal. It does not mean your pet is simply low on iron. It is very important that your animal be under the care of a veterinarian should this become a problem. Most commonly a veterinarian will use Frontline to combat and prevent this serious condition along with iron and vitamin supplements. In serious cases a blood transfusion might even be necessary.
Ehrlichiosis- Although it's caused mainly by the Brown Dog Tick and the Lone Star Tick, it is now believed that certain fleas spread Ehrlichiosis. Ehrlichiosis is a form of the Rickettsia infection. E.Canis is the most diagnosed form and any fur bearing animal can get it, not only dogs. It is more common in places where the weather is mostly warm all year round. Ehrlichiosis is similar to Lyme's Disease in humans and can cause all kinds of problems for your pets which can become chronic in nature.
Tapeworm- There are different kinds of tapeworms that your pet and also humans can get. Dypylidium caninum is a form of tapeworm that uses fleas as a host to transmit the tapeworms to your pets, so it is very important to keep your animals free of fleas. Contrary to popular belief there are not a whole lot of symptoms that go with the diagnosis of tapeworms besides seeing them in your animals feces.
Frontline Flea Treatment is an easy to apply liquid solution. It is waterproof so you don't have to worry about your pet getting wet and it coming off. You just open up the easy to apply pre-measured applicator and put it on a small section of the skin between the shoulder blades.
Take the dog or cat identification collar off, if you want for your convenience, and put it back on later. DO NOT USE A FLEA COLLAR IN COMBINATION WITH FRONTLINE.
With Frontline Gold you go all the way in one continuous narrow line from the shoulder blade area to the area where the tail just begins. Make sure you don't just apply it on top of the hair, it actually needs to come in contact with the skin.
You simply apply it and let it dry (24 hours before giving your pet a bath or letting it go swimming), it's as simple as that. Frontline Plus and Frontline Gold are newer versions of the original formula. All of the formulas have the same active ingredients (plus some) and are effective in creating the miracle of relief and comfort with the flea battle.
Frontline Gold has (1)fipronil, (2)methonprene and (3)pyriproxyfen as the active ingredients. Frontline Plus has (1) fipronil and (2) methonprene as the active ingredients (flea killing agents).
Frontline Gold and Frontline Plus are both effective in killing fleas, ticks, and chewing lice before they have a chance to wreck havoc in your pet's life. Keep track of when you put the Frontline on by marking it on your calendar, and don't forget to reapply every 30 days as recommended for complete flea killing efficiency. Most packages come with a three month supply.
One of the major ingredients in Frontline is fipronil, an insecticide which was discovered by Rhone-Poulence in 1985 and it kept being developed until it was placed on the market in 1993.
It is found to be 100 percent effective in killing adult fleas within 12 hours, and 100 percent of ticks and chewing lice within 48 hours. Another really good thing about Frontline is the fact that you can use it on kittens and puppies as young as 8 weeks. Because of the wide spread use and its effectiveness, Frontline has received a lot of attention. The attention also raised questions as to possible resistance development and other areas of unfounded concerns.
A few consumers have questioned the possibility that their pets became immune to their flea treatment over time, but it is highly unlikely, and usually the area is infested with fleas which aren't actually on the pet when these concerns arise. As with all medications it is very important that you follow directions included within the packaging precisely as written.
All in all, Frontline Flea Treatment has proved to be a miracle topical medicine protecting many dogs and cats from diseases and the misery of constant itching with few reported side effects when used as directed.