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Frontline Plus For Dogs And Cats

Updated on November 29, 2009

Frontline Plus for Dogs and Cats

It's a jungle out there! Well, at least for your pets it is. Wild beasts such as fleas and ticks lie in wait to latch onto your beloved pets skin, causing extreme irritation and illnesses. Luckily, there are many products available to rid your pet of these minuscule beasts. Frontline Plus is the pet med we will examine in this article, as we go over how it's used, how it works, and how safe it is.

As human beings we have less fur, so we can't imagine what it's like to be infested all over by little critters seeking a drop of blood. If we could, we wouldn't hesitate to protect our pets, because a flea or tick infestation is downright miserable for your pet.

If it were you with the infestation and your pet could do something to stop your suffering, trust me - they would! Luckily, treatment for these micro vampires is quick, painless, and easy.

How Does Frontline Plus Work?

Frontline Plus is absorbed into your pets skin, infusing it with a chemical that paralyzes ticks and fleas. Once paralyzed, the tick or flea remains so for over 12 hours, slowly dying of starvation. It might seem cruel, but these micro parasites deserve far more for the discomfort they cause our pets.

One treatment every month is enough to keep your pet rid of ticks and fleas for a whole year, and each treatment kills all fleas on your pet within 18 hours and all ticks within 48 hours. Now that's pretty potent stuff! Imagine, being free of all of these little beasties within 2 days! Your pets will have a newly found love for you - as you would for them if the roles were reversed.

How Is Frontline Plus Prescribed?

Frontline Plus is typically purchased as a three pack, with one treatment for each month. The liquid is rubbed into the skin of your pet, between the shoulder blades, and application takes only a few seconds. It's important to work the Frontline Plus into the skin as it does no good unless it makes full contact. Just rubbing it into your pets fur does nothing.

The amount you will use is determined by your pet's weight, and the package contains full instructions for its usage. However, if in doubt, always consult your vet! It's far better to ask if you don't know, rather than just guess and take a chance on overdosing your pet.

How Safe Is Frontline Plus?

Frontline Plus is very safe for both dogs and cats. Still, as with any pet med, you should be cautious. If your pet shows any any unwanted reaction to the med then contact your vet right away and have your pet checked. Being overly cautious is far better than not being cautious enough.

Something else you need to be aware of ... Frontline Plus is not for pets under 8 months of age, pregnant pets, or pets that are nursing. If your pet is aged, disabled, or already on other medications, please consult your vet first to see if this pet med can safely be used.

How Effective Is Frontline Plus?

Very effective! With a 100% kill rate for fleas in the first 18 hours and a 100% kill for ticks within the first 48, it's no wonder it's recommended by so many vets. Of course, as said earlier, there are other meds for the same purpose. You might also want to consider Advantage for cats and dogs or K9 Advantix for dogs.

Note: K9 Advantix is not an option for cats!

Here are the links for more info, should you decide you want to look into the other options:

Anything Else I Need To Know?

That's all I have on Frontline Plus for today, but I will add more info as I find it.

As always, keep your pet healthy and they will offer you years of endless fun and adulation. May your pet live a long and healthy life!

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