Frontline plus reviews- A Flea and Tick Control Medicine for Dogs and Cats

If you have a dog at home then you may have seen that he/she has a tendency to scratch. Ever wondered why they scratch themselves so much? The incessant scratching is caused by parasites most commonly known as fleas and ticks.

So how did your dog get fleas and ticks in the first place?

These parasites were transferred through other pets carrying fleas or ticks or eggs or they came directly from the surrounding environment. Most often than not, fleas cause allergy and ever hair loss in dogs but ticks, which are parasitic arthropods, are quite capable of making your dog sick.

So, what is the solution? One of the best solutions that enables removal of both ticks and fleas is Frontline plus. Let's take a look at what it really is and how it can help your dog.

What is Frontline plus?

Frontline Plus is a flea and tick preventative medication for dogs that is being manufactured by Merial, which is a multinational animal health company. Merial was recently acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim.

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It is one of the largest animal health companies in the world and was initially started as a joint venture between animal health subsidiaries belonging to Sanofi-Aventis (Rhône-Mérieux) and Merck & Co. (MSD AgVet).

Merial focusses on producing several animal health products and vaccines and some of the most popular brands include Frontline, NexGard, Heartgard, PureVax, Previcox, and Ivomec.

Benefits of using Frontline Plus?

  • Takes Care of flea, flea egg, lice, and tick control for dogs and puppies
  • Provides long-lasting, fast-acting flea, tick and chewing lice control
  • Frontline plus destroys all stages of 4 major ticks, including ticks that may carry Lyme disease, which provides your dog and your family with additional protection
  • Frontline Plus is waterproof, so your dog will still be protected if it bathes or goes for a swim
  • Frontline Plus kills up to 100% of existing fleas in less than 24 hours

What Frontline plus does for dogs?

Frontline plus is an over the counter (OTC) flea and tick control product for dogs. This medication is available in applicator form and is considered to be extremely fast acting.

It is available in two types of packing, one for dogs weighing between 45-88lbs and another for cats weighing over 1.5lbs.

It is also available for different weight groups in dog’s right from 5lbs to 132lbs. The product in question is focused on ticks and flea control in dogs weighing between 45-88lbs.

  • Safety
  • storage
  • ingredients

It is quite a safe product for any dog weighing between 45-88lbs. Some dogs may be sensitive to a single or both ingredients of this topical product.

Long-term exposure to Fipronil can lead to cancer although immediate side effects are quite rare. The only known side effects include temporary skin allergy and sometimes severe irritation around the site of application.

Note:

The medication should be kept out of reach for children as it can be harmful to them

How to use Frontline Plus?

Frontline Plus is a topical application that has to be applied once a day for 30 days. The process of application is as follows:

  • Remove the applicator by lifting and removing the plastic tab as it will expose the foil backing. Peel away the foil or use scissors if necessary
  • Hold the applicator upright making sure the foil side is towards you while you snap the applicator tip
  • Part the hair of your dog between his/her shoulder blades
  • Gently place the applicator tip right above the skin of your dog and squeeze

Note: You need to apply the entire contents of a single applicator in a single spot only and it should be applied on the skin and not hair.

Pros and Cons of Frontline Plus:

Since, Frontline Plus is an insecticide, it has its pros and cons as well. Let’s take a quick look at them.

Things we liked

  • Fipronil in Frontline Plus is highly effective against different types of ticks including American dog tick, brown dog tick, lone star tick and the infamous deer tick, the latter being a carrier of lyme disease.
  • Research studies have proven that it can kill 100% of fleas almost 24 hours after application and also kill ticks within 48 hours of application.
  • It is easily available as it is an Over-the-counter flea control product.
  • It kills rapidly and continues working for almost 30 days post application.
  • It also aids in controlling sarcoptic mange infection in dogs
  • It is water resistant and easy to administer using an applicator that spreads the medicine directly into the dog’s coat.

Things we didn't Like

  • It is a topical medication that can be harmful to children.
  • Fipronil in Frontline Plus is highly toxic to fish, bees, and aquatic invertebrates.

Frontline Vs Petarmor

There are several different products available in the market that promises to be highly effective in killing fleas as well as ticks. Frontline is one such product.

Let’s look at a head-to-head comparison of the two products

Capstar

CapGuard

Brand

Merial

Sentry

Type

OTC (Over the Counter)

OTC (Over the Counter)

Ingredient

fipronil and (S)-methoprene

fipronil and (S)-methoprene

Effectiveness

100% effectiveness against adult fleas, ticks, and chewing lice.

100% effectiveness against adult fleas, ticks, and chewing lice.

Features

Available with 6 applicators

Available with 3 applicators

Our Rating

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PetArmor

Final Verdict on Capstar

Overall, Capstar is one of the best flea medicine for dogs and cats which takes only 30 minutes to start working actively in getting rid of fleas on dogs and cats.

​If your dog spends most of his or her days scratching then it’s time to provide some relief. Scratching takes place due to flea and tick infestation and you need to kill these parasites as well as provide future protection.

There are several different medications to choose from and Frontline Plus simply stands out. It is a topical solution, which means you don’t have to worry about running around the house trying to make your dog swallow tablets.

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