Product Type: Frontline cat accessories
Newest Review: ... rest of the pack away in a safe place until you need to use it again. *How to use* Frontline is an easy to administer and all you need... more
Generally great for most cats
Frontline Plus Cats
Member Name: smudge377
Frontline Plus Cats
Date: 26/09/08, updated on 01/10/08 (218 review reads)
Advantages: ease of application
Disadvantages: ?? whether fleas are becoming resistant, pricey
i've used frontline on my cats for years, and had always been very happy with the results. That is until the last year. My girl cat Ellie, has just seemed to have a constant problem with a few fleas. Can only ever find 1-2 when I combed her, but it really freaked her out, and she is forever licking. I have now treated the whole house, twice, and still the problem remains. So what is this product supposed to do ?
Frontline is a flea and tick killer. The active product is a chemical calledfipronil.
It should be used to treat and avoid infestations of tick, biting lice and fleas. Frontline make products for both cats and dogs.
It will prevent fleas by blocking their aability to lay fertile eggs, and works for up to 6 weeks after application.
The main side effects are that the cat with hypersalivate if he licks the area treated. Occassionally a local allergic reaction can occur and very rarely neurological symptoms, including depression and vomiting. These should be reported to a vet.
The method of treatment is relatively easy. The small pippette allows application directly on to the pets skin, by parting the hair. It is essential it comes in contact with the skin, and not just the hair, as it is absorbed by the skin into the bloodstream, so when the flea bites and absorbs blood, the chemical is taken into their digestive system.
It is best applied to the back of the head, where the cat can't lick it.
You should not stroke the pet until the product is fully dry. You should also avoid the cat getting wet for 24hrs. To allow the product to be fully absorbed.
Always wash your hands after use, and do not eat, drink or smoke during application.
In the case of a severe infestation, you will need to treat the house with a suitable insecticide.
Cost around £ 22.00 for 6 pipettes.
So back to my problem:
I then talked to a neighbour, whose cat had a real bad flea problem, and it turns out she'd been using frontline too, but the cat was invested. She like me treates her cats strictly monthly.
I did a bit of reading around, and it appears there may be some information to say fleas are becoming immune to it. I don't know how accurate this is, but I think I am going to try another preparation and see if it makes any difference.
Will keep the site posted
Summary: If it works for you it is great
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