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Anyone having problems with Frontline flea treatment not working?


My sister-in-law has used it for her cats for years, but she says that during the last two summers it's been ineffective and her neighbours are finding the same problem. A few colleagues with cats have said much the same and I've found a few threads on the Internet about it. My sister-in-law is now hoovering her home three times a day, has used foggers, sprays and natural treatments, all to no effect (because of course the cats keep bringing in fleas from outdoors). Have you had experience of this happening. If yes, are you using a different treatment, if so what?

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Rachel Koski (Farmer Rachel) says

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BLACKANDGOLDJACK says

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    Judith Hancock (Judi Bee) 4 years ago

    Frontline Plus. It's the immunity angle I'm interested in hearing about, I'd like to see how widespread it is. She is using natural treatments at the moment, but whilst I think they can deter fleas, they don't seem to be getting rid of them.

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    BLACKANDGOLDJACK 4 years ago

    Yeah, no doubt the vets have incentives for peddling the topicals.

    I got some free samples of Advantage the last time I was at the vets. Never used it.

    I was wondering, how does that stuff you put on back of the neck kill fleas on its underside?


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    Judith Hancock (Judi Bee) 4 years ago

    Thanks, that's exactly what I was wondering - so it looks like the fleas in much of the US (and possibly UK) have built up an immunity. Sad that vets don't seem to be mentioning it. We will have to look into an alternative for her cat. Thanks.


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    Judith Hancock (Judi Bee) 4 years ago

    Our dog is fine with our flea treatment at the moment (Stronghold) but there seems to be a growing buzz about Frontline not working.


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    SmartAndFun 4 years ago

    They do not survive Program. I'm telling you, the stuff really works, and you'll never have to spray anything again. Sorry to keep harping about it, but it's a great, simple product that delivers as promised. :)

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    agilitymach 4 years ago

    I would add a warning about the pills though. Some breeds are not doing well with Comfortis, and as the pill last an entire month, if a dog begins neurological problems from the pills, then it's an issue. Talk with your vet first.


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