FRONTLINE® Plus for Dogs
How Frontline Plus Protects Your Dog
Frontline Plus for Dogs is recommended by veterinarians as an quick and effective solution for killing fleas, ticks, and chewing lice that may inhabit your dog. Available without a prescription, Frontline Plus is formulated for dogs eight weeks of age and older. Frontline Plus only needs to be applied once a month for thorough pest control.
Effectively Kills Fleas, Ticks, and Chewing Lice
Frontline Plus uses the active ingredients fipronil and (S)-methoprene to provide a dual threat to parasites that may inhabit your pet. Fipronil kills adult fleas and ticks on contact, while (S)-methoprene is an insect growth regulator.
When applied, Frontline Plus begins to workwithin 4 hours of application and kills up 99.99% of existing fleas within the first 12 hrs afterwards. The (S)-methoprene prevents the development of new fleas by destroying eggs and larvae and thwarting future growth and infestation.
Consistent monthly application of Frontline Plus helps keep your pet and family protected from fleas, ticks, and lice, as well as any infectious diseases they may be a host of, such as Lyme Disease.
Frontline Plus' active ingredient fipronil seeps into the oil glands of the coat deep into the skin and slowly releases over time throughout the course of a month. Frontline Plus won't wash off when your dog takes a bath or goes for a swim. However, make sure that your dog is completely dry before applying Frontline Plus for effective administration." Frontline Plus for Dogs is registered and approved by the EPA, and is a preferred over-the-counter flea and tick medication offered by veterinarians worldwide.
How to Apply Frontline Plus on Your Dog
Apply Frontline Plus to your pet in just 3 easy steps.
1. Remove the Frontline Plus applicator from the child-resistant package and cut or lift off the plastic tab to expose the foil and then peel the foil down.
2. Hold the applicator upright and away from your face and body and snap off the tip.
3.Finally, place the Frontline Plus applicator tip on the skin between your pet's shoulder blades and squeeze the applicator to apply the entire contents in a single spot onto your pet's skin.
To prevent harm to you and your pet, read the entire label and enclosed directions before each use. Follow all directions and precautionary statements carefully.
To prevent possible harmful exposure, please read the entire label and follow the directions when applying. Always point the applicator away from your face, especially your eyes, and wash your hands thoroughly after application. Do not use Frontline Plus for Dogs on other animals.
Fipronil is a phenylpyrazole insecticide that is used to control a wide variety of insects. It works by seeping into an insect's cells and binding to their nerve endings, thus stopping the nervous system and paralyzing the insect. Fipronil also spreads across insects, making it an effective solution for treating infestations.
When Frontline Plus applied properly, the solution seeps into the hair follicles and oil glands on your dog which fleas and ticks like to make home. Fipronil is extremely effective and is slowly released over the course of a whole month for complete protection.
(S)-Methoprene is an insect growth regulator that acts as an important juvenile hormone for a large number of insects. It functions by preventing pupa and larva from developing into adults, and forces them to remain in their juvenile form. By doing so, these insects are unable to reproduce and spread, eliminating future recurrences of infestation.
It is technically considered to be a biochemical pesticide since it does not directly kill insects with toxicity, but rather prevents them from maturing and reproducing.2" "Caution/Warning?
Some animals may be sensitive or allergic to the ingredients in Frontline Plus, so take note and watch for possible symptoms or signs of allergic reactions. If your pet shows signs of itching, nausea, lethargy, restlessness, or trouble breathing, seek veterinary attention immediately."
Frontline Plus Q and A
How does Frontline Plus kill all flea life stages, ticks, and chewing lice?
Frontline Plus contains 2 active ingredients to combat fleas,ticks, and chewing lice: fipronil and (S)-methoprene. After application, this powerful combination is absorbed into your pet's oil glands and is slowly released over the course of the month to combat parasitic infestations and prevent future growth.
How long does it take for Frontline Plus to start working?
Studies have shown that Frontline Plus begins to work within 4 hours of application and is 99.99% effective in killing fleas and ticks.
Does my pet have to be bitten for Frontline Plus to work?
No, Frontline Plus kills fleas and ticks through contact with your pet's skin and coat, so your pet does not have to suffer before treatment.
Why does my dog seem to have more fleas now?
As fleas die from contact with Frontline Plus, they naturally move away from the skin and to the surface of your pet's coat. In fact, the more fleas you see, the more fleas Frontline Plus has helped eradicate.
Why are there still fleas in my home after having used Frontline Plus?
Fleas currently present have most likely grown from flea eggs previously deposited in your environment. Consistent monthly applications of Frontline Plus will assist in eliminating the entire flea cycle. However, in some regions where fleas are more prevalent, year-round application might be necessary to control growth and infestation.
Does Frontline Plus have an expiration date?
No, as long as Frontline Plus is stored at room temperature and kept in its original packaging, it will be effective.
How long should Frontline Plus be applied for before exposure to water?
Make sure your pet is completely dry before application. It is best to keep your pet from getting wet for 24 hours after application. After that, your pet can enjoy getting wet as much as they want!
Can I use Frontline Plus if my dog is on any medications?
It is best to consult your veterinarian about any possible interactions and side effects that may occur from combining medications.
Can I use Frontline Plus along with another flea and tick products?
Consult your veterinarian about the effectiveness of combining flea and tick control products.