How does Frontline spot on dog work?
How long does Frontline spot on take to work?
Original Frontline Spot On
It’s easy to use and it kills fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours.
How does Frontline spot on work?
Frontline Spot On is applied externally to your pet’s skin on the back of the neck. The active ingredient, fipronil, quickly dissolves into the natural oils of your pet’s skin and coat, dispersing over the entire body surface within 24 hours and concentrating in the skin’s oil glands to form a reservoir.
Why does my dog still have fleas after using frontline?
The ingredient in FRONTLINE Spot On and FRONTLINE Plus that kills fleas makes them hyperactive before they die. This means that regardless of the licensed flea treatment you use – you may still see fleas on your pet until the flea product kills it.
Is Frontline spot on effective?
If you see fleas on your cat or dog after treating them, you might think the flea treatment isn’t working. However, modern flea treatments that contain fipronil, such as FRONTLINE® products, are effective at killing fleas within 24 hours of them jumping on pets. Each new flea takes up to 24 hours to kill.
Do fleas jump off after treatment?
Once a flea infestation has set up in your home, it can take a while to completely clear it. The cocoon stage in the flea life cycle can remain dormant within your home for many months, so new fleas can continue to emerge for months, even after treatment.
What is the difference between Frontline spot on and Frontline Plus?
What is the difference between FRONTLINE Plus and FRONTLINE Spot On? Both products kill fleas and ticks on your pet, however our most advanced formula FRONTLINE Plus also stops flea eggs from hatching and infesting your home.
How long do fleas live in your house?
How Long Do Fleas Live In Your House? The average life cycle of a flea is about 100 days, but fleas’ lifespans can be quite variable. If conditions are favorable, these insects can even live indoors for up to a year!
How long will fleas live in a house without pets?
One flea typically feeds for eight hours a day or more and can live on a host for three to four months. While most adult fleas can only survive for up to 10 days without locating a host, some fleas have been known to live up to two years without feeding in low temperatures and high humidity.
How long does it take frontline to work on dogs?
Frontline Plus will get rid of all fleas within 18 hours of contact with your pet and will kill all ticks within 48 hours after coming in contact with your pet.
Why does frontline not work anymore?
Although Frontline Plus may kill 100 percent of the fleas immediately after you put it on your dog, its effectiveness will diminish throughout the month. If the fleas in your dog’s environment are really bad, a few fleas may slip through, especially toward the end of the month.
What if frontline doesn’t work on my dog?
Speak to your veterinarian about this first if your flea medicine is not working. One Frontline alternative is to switch to another topical product. Another alternative is to supplement the topical product with another product that works internally, such as Capstar.
Can a dog overdose on spot on?
Common signs of toxicity from flea products containing organophosphates are diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, small pupils, muscle tremor, weakness or falling over, and drooling. Organophosphate toxicity can be rapidly fatal, depending on the ingredients and dose the pet is exposed to.
Which is better Frontline or Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus is an improvement over Frontline; it has an additional active ingredient called methoprene, which kills the eggs and larvae of fleas and ticks. Frontline kills only adult fleas and ticks. In contrast, Frontline Plus eliminates both adult and young fleas and ticks.
How often can you put Frontline on a dog?
Treat all your dogs and cats every month for optimal flea control. When applied correctly, FRONTLINE PLUS remains active against fleas for at least one month. If you are in a paralysis tick area, apply FRONTLINE PLUS FOR DOGS every 2 weeks to provide paralysis tick control for your dog.