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Disease FAQ

Q. Since FRONTLINE is so effective against fleas and ticks, is it gentle enough for my pet?

A. FRONTLINE has been extensively tested and shown to be well tolerated by dogs and cats even at five times the recommended maximum rate on the label. FRONTLINE has been used with confidence on millions of cats, dogs, puppies and kittens worldwide.

Q. Why should I buy FRONTLINE instead of PROGRAM or ADVANTAGE?

A. Long-lasting FRONTLINE controls both fleas and ticks and is water fast, remaining effective even after repeated water immersion.

Q. When should I start treating my pets with FRONTLINE?

A. Immediately; regular treatment with FRONTLINE Plus (monthly) or FRONTLINE Spray (2 monthly) is all that is needed for on going flea control. Begin treatment well before the flea season and continue right through the year to prevent fleas becoming a problem on your pet. Puppies and kittens can be treated from 2 days of age with FRONTLINE Spray or from 8 weeks of age with FRONTLINE Plus.

Q. Should I re-apply FRONTLINE if I see more fleas on my pet soon after application?

A. No. FRONTLINE only needs to be applied monthly if using FRONTLINE Plus, or every 2 months for FRONTLINE Spray. If you see fleas or ticks on your treated pet, these have most likely come from your pet's environment and will soon be killed by FRONTLINE.

Whilst FRONTLINE provides control of Paralysis Ticks, use of the product does not guarantee prevention of tick paralysis because ticks are not killed immediately after attachment. Following application, daily searching of dogs for ticks must continue to minimize the risk of tick paralysis (See your vet for advice and searching techniques).

Q. How long does FRONTLINE take to work?

A. FRONTLINE Spray kills fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours. FRONTLINE Plus must first spread in the oils of the skin over the pet's body. This process, called translocation, occurs in about 24 hours; (translocation can be delayed on pets with very dry skin or limited mobility, such as caged animals).

Q. Should I wear gloves when applying FRONTLINE?

A. The use of gloves is a sensible practice when applying any insecticide.