What is Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus is a monthly topical flea and tick preventative for dogs and cats. Frontline Plus kills 100% of adult fleas on your pet within 12 hours and 100% of all ticks and chewing lice within 48 hours. Frontline Plus contains an insect growth regulator, S-methoprene, which kills flea eggs and larvae. It's effective against all stages of the brown dog tick, the American dog tick, the lone star tick and the deer tick (the major carrier of Lyme disease). (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.)
Cats/Kittens and Dogs/Puppies (8 weeks of age and older)
- Kills all existing fleas on your pet within 12 hours
- Each application provides a full month of protection
- Also aids in the control of sarcoptic mange infections in dogs
- Great for pets that swim since it's waterproof
- Kills ticks and chewing lice
How does Frontline Plus work?
Frontline Plus contains fipronil, a broad-spectrum insecticide and slow-acting poison that disrupts the central nervous system of fleas and ticks and S-Methoprene, an insect growth regulator that kills flea eggs and larvae. The active ingredients are stored in the sebaceous glands and are wicked out of the hair follicles and continuously re-applied to the coat for long-lasting, waterproof protection.
Your pet may experience some temporary irritation at the site of application. If signs persist or become severe within a few days of application, consult your veterinarian immediately.
Frontline Plus (Merial)
What is the most important thing I should know about Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus provides convenient and effective flea and tick control in dogs and cats, puppies and kittens. It is effective against all stages of the brown dog tick, the American dog tick, lone star tick and deer ticks (the major carrier of Lyme disease). It also kills flea eggs and flea larvae. Frontline Plus rapidly eliminates infestations with chewing lice. Frontline Plus for Dogs and Puppies also aids in the control of sarcoptic mange infections.
How should Frontline Plus be applied?
Use Frontline Plus for Dogs (fipronil 9.8% and S-methoprene 8.8%) on dogs and puppies 8 weeks or older. Frontline Plus for Dogs is available as 0.67 ml applicators for use on dogs and puppies up to 22 lbs, 1.34 ml applicators for dogs 23-44 lbs, 2.68 ml applicators for dogs 45-88 lbs and 4.02 ml applicators for dogs 89-132 lbs. Wait 24 hours to fully dry before swimming or bathing. Do not reapply for 30 days. Use Frontline Plus for Cats (fipronil 9.8% and S-methoprene 11.8%), available as 0.5 ml applicators, on cats and kittens 8 weeks or older. Place the applicator tip through the animal's hair to the skin level between the shoulder blades. Apply the entire contents of the applicator in a single spot to the animal's skin. Use only one applicator per treatment.
What are the potential side effects of Frontline Plus?
Pets may experience some temporary irritation at the site of product application. If signs persist or become more severe within a few days of application, consult a veterinarian immediately.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Frontline Plus?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Frontline Plus?
Contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving Frontline Plus to my pet?
Keep away from heat and open flame. This product is harmful to humans if swallowed. Call a physician or poison control center for advice. Have patient sip water do not induce vomiting unless advised to and patient is conscious. This product can cause eye injury. Flush eyes with plenty of water. Call a physician if irritation persists. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
Frontline Plus Directions:
- Remove the Frontline Plus applicator from the child-resistant package. You can use scissors to snip the foil, or pull the tab to remove the applicator.
- Snap open the tip of the Frontline applicator - away from your body and face.
- Part your pet's hair between the shoulder blades until you can see the skin, and place the tip of the applicator on the skin.
Wait until application site is fully dry (usually 24 hours) before bathing your pet or letting your pet go swimming.
Frontline Plus Dosage for Dogs/Puppies: (8 weeks of age or older)
|Up to 22 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (0.67 ml)|
|23-44 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (1.34 ml)|
|45-88 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (2.68 ml)|
|89-132 lbs||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (4.02 ml)|
|All weights||Apply contents of 1 applicator once a month (0.5 ml)|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Should be stored at room temperature.
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