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Frequently Asked

Treated animals should not be handled until the application site is dry and children should not be allowed to play with treated animals until the application site is dry. It is therefore recommended that animals are not treated during the day, but should be treated during the early evening, and that recently treated animals should not be allowed to sleep with owners, especially children.

Provided your pet's coat is clean, there is no specific need to wash your pet. If you do wash your pet, it is important to ensure that the coat and skin are completely dry before applying the product.

No. You must apply it directly onto the pet’s skin, not on the hair, at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades, where your pet cannot lick it off.

If licking occurs shortly after application a brief period of hyper-salivation may occur due to the bitter taste of the excipient.  Apply FRONTLINE PLUS at the back of the neck where it cannot be licked.

They can from 48 hours after application. FRONTLINE PLUS is water fast and will remain effective even if your pet gets wet.  However, excessive washing or swimming may shorten efficacy, and a more frequent application may be required.

Yes.  FRONTLINE PLUS is not systemically active and has no known interactions with systemic medications.

Yes.  It is essential that all cats and dogs in your household treated against fleas, otherwise untreated pets will bring new fleas and eggs into the home environment, risking re-infestation.

Yes. With heated homes, fleas can be a problem all year round inside the home.  Outside, the flea life cycle never stops in winter, it just slows down. 

Every four weeks. Remember FRONTLINE PLUS is not a tick repellent so you may still see some ticks on your pet. They should be killed within 48 hours.

The main difference is that FRONTLINE PLUS also contains the insect growth regulator (S)-methoprene to control immature flea stages and provide integrated flea control. Check the label claims on other products.

No, the amount of active ingredient in each pipette is calibrated to the stated animal species and weight. To ensure your pets get adequate control from fleas and ticks use the correct pipette size and product for each pet.  Never divide pipettes between animals.

FRONTLINE PLUS will spread over the coat of your pet within 24 hours.  Any new fleas that jump onto your pet will die within 8-24 hours. The adult fleas on your pet represent only 5% of the total flea population.  The other 95% are the eggs, larvae and pupae that can remain dormant in the environment for up to 6 months. The best way to kill fleas is to break their life cycle.  By applying FRONTLINE PLUS continually you will deplete the flea population over time and protect your home environment.

FRONTLINE PLUS works by killing fleas as they come into contact with the product on your pet's skin and haircoat; it is not a repellent, therefore if your pet is exposed to a source of fleas in the home or external environment, they may re-infest your pet.   These new fleas will be killed within 24 hours. You cannot stop your pets from picking up fleas if your pet shares its environment with other pets and wildlife.

Yes, however cats are often a ‘silent’ source of fleas as they may groom rather than scratch, so it’s less obvious they have fleas.  Cats also enjoy a wide roaming area where they may pick up fleas and then spend time inside with you.  If cats are not treated regularly there is greater risk of infesting your home and garden.

Some may; fleas do not have to bite in order to be killed by FRONTLINE PLUS but fleas can bite as quickly as 60 seconds from the time they jump onto your pet.

Fleas are parasites that feed on blood.

You may notice your pet scratching and see fleas deep in your pet’s coat or around your cat’s or dog’s ears. Also, you may notice black specks of flea dirt (digested blood meal) in their coat.

Yes, as other animals or humans in the household can bring fleas in that have jumped onto them outside.

Your dog will catch fleas from the trail of flea eggs other dogs or wildlife such as rats and rabbits have left behind in the park or at doggy day care. Fleas rarely jump from pet to pet, but it can happen.

FRONTLINE PLUS is also registered for the treatment and control of ticks and lice.

FRONTLINE PLUS is safe to use on breeding, pregnant and nursing queens and bitches.

Kittens and puppies can be treated with FRONTLINE PLUS as early as 8 weeks of age.  It is safe to treat kittens and puppies with FRONTLINE SPRAY from 2 days of age.

FRONTLINE PLUS for Cats and FRONTLINE PLUS for Dogs are not exactly the same.  Only use the appropriate product for your dog or cat.  However, FRONTLINE SPRAY can be used on both dogs and cats.

FRONTLINE PLUS has a long established and wide margin of safety and your cat should be fine.  There is no need to stress your cat by bathing him, but if you have recently applied the product you can dab off any excess on the back of the neck with a tissue. If you have any concerns about your pet please contact your local veterinarian or call us on 0800-800-822.

Contact your veteranarian regarding the off label use of FRONTLINE SPRAY on other species. Do NOT use any FRONTLINE product on rabbits.

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