Frontline Plus Value Kit Questions

What is Frontline?
FRONTLINE is the #1 choice for flea and tick control among vets. Long-proven to be the most effective flea and tick medicine on the market, Frontline will kill 100% of adult fleas within 18 hours of application, and 100% of all ticks and chewing lice within 48 hours. Frontline is approved for use on puppies 8 weeks of age and older, and on breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs.

What is a Frontline Plus Value Kit?
A Frontline Plus Value Kit includes one ONE factory-sealed tube of extra large dog Frontline plus, a syringe and a storage vial. Since the formulation for Frontline Plus (Fipronil 9.8%) is exactly the same for all pets, this Frontline Plus Value Kit comes with enough Frontline Plus to treat a 0-22LB dog for 6 months or any sized cat for 8 months. Instructions and everything needed to measure, store and apply the monthly doseage is included in the kit.

What is a Frontline Extra Value Kit?
A Frontline Plus Value Kit includes one ONE factory-sealed tube of extra large dog Frontline plus, a syringe and a storage vial. Since the formulation for Frontline Plus (Fipronil 9.8%) is exactly the same for all pets, this Frontline Plus Extra Value Kit contains enough Frontline Plus to treat a 0-22LB dog for 4 months or any sized cat for 5 months. Instructions and everything needed to measure, store and apply the monthly doseage is included in the kit.

How much Frontline Plus does my pet need?
The formulation for Frontline Plus (Fipronil 9.8%) is exactly the same for all pets. Variation in dosage arises based on the weight of the animal being treated. Included in the kit are instructions containing the appropriate monthly doses for pets of all sizes. Use this as a guide should you wish to divide your tube into smaller doses.

Can I apply FRONTLINE Plus anywhere on my pet?
No. You must apply it directly onto the pet’s skin, not on their hair, at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades, where your pet cannot lick it off.

Can my pet be bathed or go swimming after I’ve applied FRONTLINE Plus?
Yes, they can from 48 hours after application. FRONTLINE Plus is water fast and will remain effective even if your pet gets wet. However, excessive washing or swimming may potentially interfere with your flea preventative and more frequent application be required.

Do I need to treat my pet for fleas even in colder months?
Yes. With heated homes, fleas can be a problem all year round inside the home. Outside, the flea life cycle never stops in winter, it just slows down.

I live in a highly tick-infested area. How often do I need to treat my pets?
Every four weeks. Remember FRONTLINE Plus is not a tick repellent so you may still see some ticks on your pet. They should be killed within 48 hours.

I just applied my first pipette of FRONTLINE Plus. How long until my pet’s fleas are gone?
FRONTLINE Plus will spread over the coat of your pet within 24 hours and will continue to be effective for 8 weeks on dogs and 6 weeks on cats. Any fleas that jump onto your pet will die within 8-24 hours.
Be aware, however that the adult fleas on your pet represent only 5% of the total flea population. The other 95% are the eggs, larvae and pupae waiting to hatch and jump on to your pets. Pre-emerged fleas can remain dormant in the environment for up to 6 months. Research has shown that the best way to kill fleas is to break their life cycle. By applying FRONTLINE Plus continually you will deplete the flea population over time and protect your home environment.

Why can I still see fleas on my pet after I’ve applied FRONTLINE Plus?
If you observe a small number of fleas, remember FRONTLINE Plus works by killing these fleas as they come into contact with the product on the pet's coat. FRONTLINE Plus is not a repellent, therefore if your pet is exposed to a source of fleas in the home or external environment, fleas may be observed on the coat from time to time. These new fleas will be killed within 24 hours. You cannot stop your pets from picking up fleas if your pet shares its environment with other pets and wildlife.

Is FRONTLINE Plus a repellent?
No. FRONTLINE Plus affects fleas and their eggs when they are exposed to FRONTLINE Plus on your pet’s coat.

Does FRONTLINE Plus treat for anything else other than fleas?
FRONTLINE Plus is also registered for the treatment and control of ticks and lice.

Do I need to use FRONTLINE Plus on my dog even if he is not scratching?
Yes, not all dogs or cats are sensitive to flea bites. Some dogs and cats can harbour large numbers of fleas without being itchy. However as time goes on they are more likely to become sensitive.

Should I re-apply FRONTLINE Plus if I see more fleas on my pet soon after application?
No. FRONTLINE Plus is effective against fleas for 8 weeks on dogs and 6 weeks on cats. If you see fleas on your treated pet, these have most likely come from your pet’s environment and will soon be killed. FRONTLINE Plus kills fleas by making them hyper-excited, drawing them to the top of the hair coat before they die. Fleas may become more noticeable, but this is an indication that FRONTLINE Plus is working. Pets that are flea allergic or facing a large environmental flea burden may benefit from monthly treatment of FRONTLINE Plus.

Is FRONTLINE safe to use on breeding, pregnant and nursing cats and dogs?
All FRONTLINE products are safe to use on breeding, pregnant and nursing queens and bitches.

When should I start treating my kitten / puppy with FRONTLINE Plus?
Kittens and puppies can be treated with FRONTLINE Plus as early as 8 weeks of age. Although it is safe to treat kittens and puppies with FRONTLINE SPRAY from 2 days of age.

Is FRONTLINE Plus water fast?
Yes, FRONTLINE Plus is very water fast. However, please take note of the tips below for the best flea control results. It is okay to bathe your pet before using FRONTLINE Plus but the coat should be completely dry prior to application. It is recommended not to bathe, shampoo or swim pets during the 48 hours after treatment. Excessive washing or swimming may potentially interfere with your flea preventative and more frequent application be required.

Do I need to apply FRONTLINE Plus to all of my cats and dogs?
Yes. It is essential to treat all the cats and dogs in your household to resolve flea infestations and prevent household contamination. If one pet is left untreated, any fleas on that pet could deposit viable flea eggs into your home environment and these will eventually develop into adult fleas, which will emerge and reinfest your pets.

Do cats get as many fleas as dogs?
Cats are often a ‘silent’ source of fleas as they may groom rather than scratch, so it’s less obvious they have fleas. Cats also enjoy a wide roaming area where they may pick up fleas and then spend time inside with you. If cats are not treated regularly there is greater risk of infesting your home and garden.

What if my cat licks FRONTLINE Plus?
If licking occurs shortly after application a brief period of hyper-salivation may occur due to the bitter taste of the excipient. Apply FRONTLINE Plus at the back of the neck where it cannot be licked.

Do I need other flea treatments?
FRONTLINE Plus may be used as the only product for flea control as it breaks the life cycle on the animal and its surroundings by controlling all stages of the flea life cycle. However, pupae already present in the environemnt will continue to hatch for several week. To help prevent flea infestations treat all pets in the household all year round.

Can I use FRONTLINE Plus if my pet is on medication?
Yes. FRONTLINE Plus is not systemically active and has no known interactions with systemic medications.

Can a flea bite before it dies?
Some may; fleas do not have to bite in order to be killed by FRONTLINE Plus but fleas can bite as quickly as 60 seconds from the time they jump onto your pet.