What is the difference between Frontline and Frontline Plus?

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.

Is Frontline Plus available in UK? Amazon.co.uk: frontline plus for dogs.

Do you need a vet prescription for Frontline Plus? No prescription required

Frontline Plus is our favorite non-prescription topical treatment, and it protects against fleas and a range of tick species. But it requires monthly applications, and it won’t fight against parasites like heartworms.

Is Frontline Plus harmful to dogs? Frontline Plus Protection Against Fleas & Ticks

Fipronil is approved by the EPA as safe to use on your feline and canine companions, however, just like how you would take your own medicines, you should always read the instructions thoroughly to make sure that you are using the product correctly and avoid any problems.

What is the difference between Frontline and Frontline Plus? – Additional Questions

What is wrong with Frontline Plus?

There are many concerns about possible side effects, the most common being skin reactions like hair loss, itching, and redness, and neurological issues like uncoordinated movement and lethargy.

Why do dogs act weird after frontline?

This is because the active component in the products makes the flea a bit hyperactive before actually killing them. In simple words, the flea will run around in panic which will irritate the dog and make it scratch itself excessively. This reaction, although perceived as weird, is completely normal.

What is the safest flea and tick treatment for dogs?

Under many circumstances, newer dog flea collars are safe options for flea and tick control (unlike older collars, which were largely ineffective). The Seresto collar is a very popular option right now. It uses flumethrin and imidacloprid to kill fleas at multiple stages of development as well as ticks.

Can too much frontline hurt my dog?

When used as directed, such products are safe and effective. However, dogs and cats can easily become sick if too much or the wrong flea product is applied, or the product is ingested post-application. Ingestion occurs if the dog or cat licks the treated area.

Can Frontline cause kidney failure?

In pets, poisoning symptoms include irritation, lethargy, incoordination, and convulsions. . . . In tests with laboratory animals, fipronil caused aggressive behavior, damaged kidneys, and ‘drastic alterations in thyroid function. ‘ The fipronil-containing product Frontline caused changes in the levels of sex hormones.

Can Frontline Plus cause seizures in dogs?

Seizures: Certain pets do show symptoms of seizures after applying Frontline Plus. Seizures occur as the sensitive pet may capture the neurotoxicity of Fipronil.

Why does my dog act weird after flea treatment?

The ingredients in a flea medicine can be an allergen to certain dogs and behaving weird could be due to an allergic reaction. Wounds: if the dog has a wound on their skin near where the pipette has been administered, it is possible the toxicity can cause a reaction.

Can my dog sleep with me after frontline?

Can I handle or stroke my pet after applying FRONTLINE Plus® / FRONTLINE Tri-Act® / FRONTLINE® Spot On? You can handle, stroke and cuddle your pet as usual as soon as the application site is dry. In the meantime treated animals should not be handled and children should not be allowed to play or sleep with them.

What happens if frontline gets on fur?

Don’t worry, it will eventually work its way down to the skin. For future applications, use the applicator tip to part the hair until you see skin then squeeze to apply the Frontline. You can reapply in 2-3 weeks but this would be considered “off label use”. Check with your vet before you do that.

Do fleas stay on furniture?

Myth #2: Can fleas live on furniture? Fleas usually enter the house on pets, as stated above, but they can quickly find refuge in the house. Carpets, bedding, pet beds, and upholstered furniture make cozy homes for fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae.

How long until I can touch my dog after applying Frontline?

Can I handle or stroke my pet after applying FRONTLINE Plus® / FRONTLINE Tri-Act® / FRONTLINE® Spot On? You can handle, stroke and cuddle your pet as usual as soon as the application site is dry. In the meantime treated animals should not be handled and children should not be allowed to play or sleep with them.

Why do I still see fleas after using frontline?

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.

How long do fleas live after frontline?

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.

What if flea treatment gets on fur?

Medication on Fur

But if the flea medication gets onto Toby’s hair on the back of his neck, he probably won’t be able to get to it. Just to be safe, take the rag and rub in any flea gel glistening on his fur. That way the formula can get closer to his skin to protect him from any crawling critters.

How do you know when fleas are gone?

You are looking for and fleas that fall or jump off. Once you see one, it is safe to assume there are more. Apply petroleum jelly to the flea comb and brush your dog a second time. If your dog has fleas, they will get stuck to the jelly and you will be able to see them.

How do you tell if fleas are dying?

If you do see fleas and they are moving slow enough to catch – success – they are busy dying!

Will frontline work if applied incorrectly?

If you are still seeing fleas after treatment with Frontline, this could mean one of 4 things: You’ve applied the solution incorrectly. Frontline is ineffective for your pet.