What happens if you put dog frontline on a cat?

What happens if you put dog frontline on a cat? Permethrin is used in some flea spot-on products made for dogs, and occasionally (in lower doses) in flea powders and collars for cats. Unfortunately, exposure to concentrated permethrin (as in some dog spot-ons) can result in serious illness and even death in cats.

What is the difference between cat and dog frontline? Despite the fact that fipronil and methoprene are approved for use on both dogs and cats, there is a major difference between the two types of Frontline Plus. Comparing the two products, Frontline Plus for Cats has a higher concentration of active ingredients than the dog version.

Can I use dog flea treatment on my cat? The safest answer is no. We strongly recommend to carefully read the instructions of any product you intend to apply to your pet, as many supermarket dog flea treatments are extremely toxic to cats.

Why can’t you use dog flea medicine on cats? “Cats can’t process those medications the same way a dog would. So even if you were use just a small drop of your dog’s topical flea prevention on a cat, their body is not going to be able to metabolize it and they can get very serious side effects.”

What happens if you put dog frontline on a cat? – Additional Questions

Can you overdose a cat with flea treatment?

If you are finding fleas on your pet even after applying your pet’s topical flea treatment, you might consider reapplying it early. However, this solution is not always recommended and may lead to an overdose in some rare cases.

What is the safest flea treatment for cats?

Safe and Effective Flea Treatment Products for Cats
  • Advantage® II (topical liquid)
  • Advantage MULTI® (topical liquid, also protects cats from heartworms, ear mites, and some types of intestinal worms)
  • Bravecto® (topical liquid, also protects cats from certain tick species)

What is the fastest way to get rid of fleas on a cat?

The pill nitenpyram (Capstar) kills adult fleas on your cat within 30 minutes. It doesn’t have any lasting effects, though. Spinosad (Comfortis) is a fast-acting chewable that starts killing fleas before they lay eggs.

Is Frontline Plus for cats safe?

Frontline, which has a main active ingredient called fipronil, is available over the counter and is safe for cats when the cat-specific product is purchased. Revolution, which includes selamectin, is available by veterinary prescription only and is very safe for cats.

How do vets get rid of fleas on cats?

Your vet will be able to recommend flea treatments for your home as well as your cats. This will usually be in the form of a sort of spray to apply to the various parts of your home where fleas might lurk. This kind of flea treatment can be mildly toxic for cats.

Which flea treatment do vets recommend?

Seresto Flea & Tick Collar

According to the American Animal Hospital Association, NexGard’s chews are FDA-approved to help kill adult fleas before they can lay eggs, providing protection from fleas and ticks for a full month.

What is the best natural flea treatment for cats?

Lemons. One of the most effective natural flea killers is citric acid, which makes lemon juice a widely-recognized home remedy for treating fleas.

What is the safest flea and worm treatment for cats?

For complete protection, you may either combine Bravecto with a reliable wormer like Milbemax, or you can go for a combination product such as Revolution Plus. If you’re not in a tick area, it’s still perfectly safe to use a product that prevents ticks (such as Revolution Plus or Bravecto).

Is Frontline or Advantage better?

FRONTLINE Plus and Advantage II are both effective in eliminating fleas in all life stages. Both products feature three-way prevention that lasts up to a month. But when it comes to severe infestations and broad-spectrum protection, FRONTLINE is a better choice between the two.

What is the difference between Frontline and Frontline Plus?

Frontline Original will protect your dog against Adult fleas only, protect against flea allergy dermatitis, Ticks (including paralysis ticks and brown dog ticks) and biting lice. Frontline Plus however contains an extra ingredient: Methoprene that kills all stages of the flea lifecycle.

Does Frontline still work on cats?

Frontline and Frontline Plus for cats are both highly effective spot-on parasite treatments. Frontline is one of the leading brands of flea and tick treatment in the market, manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim and distributed throughout the world.

What do you do when frontline doesn’t work?

If you suspect it is not controlling your pet’s fleas, you may, in certain cases, be able to reapply it in as little as two weeks and try again. Speak to your veterinarian about this first if your flea medicine is not working. One Frontline alternative is to switch to another topical product.

Why does my cat still have fleas after using Frontline Plus?

A. The active ingredient in FRONTLINE (fipronil) kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of your pet’s haircoat, so the presence of visible fleas after treating your pet, is a sign that the product is working.

Why is my cat still scratching after frontline?

It’s fairly typical after you’ve applied Itch Flea for there to be a period of hyperactivity amongst the fleas as the product takes effect, and this can cause an increase in itching. It should settle down though after 24 hours.

Is Frontline no longer effective?

Frontline products (Frontline Plus, Frontline Gold) and the K9 Advantix line are two of the better-known brands of topical flea preventatives that are reported to be losing effectiveness. These products have been in use long enough that fleas have adapted and become resistant to them.

How long will fleas live after Frontline is applied?

If you’ve treated your pet with FRONTLINE Spot On or FRONTLINE Plus those fleas will die within 24 hours, and so will have few opportunities to lay eggs (egg laying normally starts 24 hours after feeding), helping you control the infestation in your home.

Can I use Frontline every 2 weeks?

How often should I apply FRONTLINE PLUS for Dogs and FRONTLINE SPRAY during tick season? FRONTLINE PLUS FOR DOGS should be applied every 2 weeks for control of paralysis ticks on dogs, or every month for control of brown dog ticks.