Frontline by Boehringer Ingelheim has been one of the most popular and trusted brands among pet parents. It has always been in high demand on Pet Care Supplies, and perhaps, that is the reason why we receive questions regarding Frontline from pet parents. Many of them are also in a dilemma about whether this popular product is right for their pet or not. Therefore, to solve these queries, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about two major products from Frontline Plus & Frontline Spray, to give you a clear idea about them.
FAQs for Frontline Plus
Q1: What is Frontline Plus used for?
Frontline Plus is a highly effective topical flea and tick treatment for dogs and cats. The rapid action formula of Frontline Plus kills all adult fleas in 12 hours and all ticks and chewing lice within 48 hours. It saves your pet from Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other tick-borne diseases by providing protection against Brown dog ticks, Deer ticks, American dog ticks, and Lone star ticks. Besides that, it disrupts the entire flea lifecycle by destroying their eggs and larvae, preventing the infestation from recurring. It is a monthly treatment & hence, it gives active protection to your dog for 30 days.
Q2: Can you administer Frontline Plus orally?
Frontline Plus is a monthly topical treatment, and it is strictly to be applied topically on your dog’s skin. You do not need to apply it more often than once a month.
Q3: How does Frontline Plus work?
Frontline Plus contains two powerful ingredients- Fipronil & S-methoprene. Fipronil works as an insecticide, attacking the parasite’s nervous system and disrupting its nerve signals. This immobilises them and eventually kills them. S-methoprene, on the other hand, is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that prevents parasite reproduction by interfering with their lifecycle. This synchronised activity of both ingredients effectively prevents fleas and ticks from re-infesting the pet after treatment with Frontline Plus.
Q4: How do I apply Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus is a topical treatment and it is quite easy to apply if you follow the instructions carefully. Take a pack of Frontline Plus and peel off the foil to remove the applicator. Hold the applicator upright with the foil side facing you and snap the applicator tip. Squeeze the applicator tip just above the skin between the shoulder blades. Empty the entire contents of the applicator onto the dog’s skin in a single spot.
Q5: How long after application can my pet bathe or swim?
Frontline Plus is a waterproof formula, so you don’t have to worry about the solution being washed off. Your pet can bathe or swim once the solution dries. However, it is advisable to wait for at least 24 hours after the application before letting your pet come in contact with water.
Q6: Are Frontline Plus for Cats & Frontline Plus for Dogs the same products?