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Frontline Plus - Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar For Cats
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Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar For Cats
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Kills Fleas checkmark checkmark
Repels Fleas X mark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae Flea eggs checkmark
Kills Ticks checkmark checkmark
Repels Ticks X mark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes X mark checkmark
Prevents Heartworm X mark X mark
Other Parasites Information X mark Eliminates infestations with chewing lice, aids in the control of sarcoptic mange infestation
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) checkmark checkmark
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets Consult your veterinarian checkmark
How long does it take to work Begins to work immediately. Kills Fleas within 12 hours and Ticks within 48 hours
Taste Applied to Skin Applied to Skin
Active Ingredient(s) Propoxur/(S)-Methoprene Fipronil/(S)-Methoprene
RX Required X mark X mark
Dosage
Usage Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar For Cats Usage Frontline Plus Usage
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Vet Review While this collar is marketed to  quickly kill fleas, eggs and larvae for up to 8 months and ticks for up to 6 months, I personally have concerns about the safety of the main ingredient propoxar.  This powerful cholinesterase inhibitor can cause serious side effects in some pets from digestive upset to respiratory difficulties to neurological problems on rare occasions in my experience and opinion.  I am also concerned about human, especially child exposure to such a strong pesticide.  While it is a nice benefit that the collar is water proof and works quickly, as well as being an economic alternative for those cost conscious clients, because of my safety concerns and my experience with partial efficacy, I can not recommend this product to my clients.  I give this product an overall rating of a 2, with an efficacy a 2, ease of use a 5. I find that the effective combination of an ingredient like fipronil, along with the insect growth regulator methoprene, provides the best spectrum of activity and protection against all stages of the flea life cycle from egg through larval stage on to adult. Because of these two main ingredients and their method of action, I find that clients don't have to treat the environment as much. I find that this product tends to be safer in smaller breed animals when compared to its competition. I find its tick efficacy quite good. The fact that it is waterproof also allows clients, whose pets swim frequently, to confidently use this product during the swimming months. I also find that this product works the longest for fleas, while some of the competitive products have to be reapplied before the end of the month. The lack of label efficacy against mosquitoes and flies, as well as the fact that this product does not repel fleas or ticks are the two main disadvantages. As with any insecticidal products, I find that every pet is an individual, in terms of which of the products works best on them. When I am dealing with more of a flea issue in a patient, this is the product I will likely reach for first.
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