Q. What is FRONTLINE®?
FRONTLINE® products are parasiticides veterinary medicine. They allow fighting against pets parasites. Within FRONTLINE® range, there are specific presentations for dogs, cats or ferrets.
Q. How to use FRONTLINE® pipettes on the whole body of my animal?
You must apply it directly onto the pet’s skin (not on their hair), between the shoulder blades in a dog, where your pet cannot lick it off. For a cat, apply it on the skin at the base of the skull where your pet cannot lick it off.
FRONTLINE® contains the active ingredient fipronil. Once the product is applied, the fipronil is stored in the oil (sebaceous) glands in your pet's skin. It then self-distributes continuously to your pet's hair and skin through the hair follicles. Fleas or ticks that jump onto your pet are killed by direct contact.
Q. Do fleas and ticks have to bite my pet for FRONTLINE® to work?
No, FRONTLINE® kills fleas and ticks through contact with your pet's haircoat. However it will not stop them from biting your pet (it is not a repellent).
Q. I can see parasites in my house, why hasn’t the treatment worked in my home?
The adult fleas that are killed on your pet are only part of the problem. These fleas will already have laid eggs that have fallen into the home, resulting in a home infestation. It is therefore essential to treat the problem in the home (if it is evident that people are getting bitten themselves or if there have been any breaks in treatment) as 95 per cent of the flea lifecycle is eggs, larvae and pupae, and only five per cent is the adult stage which feeds on your pets. If left untreated, an adult flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day. These eggs continuously fall off the animal wherever it goes, before hatching and jumping onto new hosts when they sense body heat, vibration and carbon dioxide. Frequent vacuuming and washing pet bedding above 60 degrees will help to reduce the number of eggs, pupae and larvae in the environment.
Q. How long after the application of FRONTLINE® can my animal swim or be washed?
Bathing or shampooing the animal up to 1 hour prior to treatment does not affect the efficacy of the product if the pet’s coat and skin are completely dry. It is recommended that you leave your pet for 48 hours after applying the product before bathing.
Q. I have just used another brand of flea treatment, how soon after can I use FRONTLINE®?
The minimum time interval between using FRONTLINE® and any other product is 4 weeks. Please speak to your veterinarian if you require further advice.
Q. What is the minimum age I can use FRONTLINE ® Spot On on my pet?
FRONTLINE® Spot On can be used for:
Kittens > 8 weeks age or 1 kg
Puppies > 8 weeks age or 2 kg
Q. I treat regularly and correctly my animal with FRONTLINE®. Is it normal to see fleas on him?
The active ingredient in FRONTLINE® (fipronil) kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of your pet's haircoat, so the presence of visible fleas after treating your pet, is a sign that the product is working.
It is also important to remember that the majority of the flea population is in the environment. If you are still seeing a large number of fleas a few days after starting treatment it is possible that there is an infestation somewhere in the home. It can take up to 3 months to fully resolve a flea infestation (or even longer in some cases).
Use a product from FRONTLINE® range regularly.
Treat all the animals of the home with an adapted parasiticide.