Hi, I have been searching for a safe but effective alternative to Frontline, which I have been using for my pets (cats and dogs) for years with no apparent adverse effects, except I feel it is no longer effective with them, hence the need to find an alternative. By chance I came across this site and the communications between yourself and several others and there is something I would like to throw into the mix. as with most concientious dog owners I have always had my dogs innoculated annually by my Vet. However, my one of my black Labradors developed Epilepsy, which was very unsettling and traumatic for him and us. After several years I noticed they always started within weeks of him having his ‘jabs’ and raised this observation with the Vet. A coincidence? Apparantly no, I was informed it can trigger Epilepsy! I decided from then on to stop having him innoculated and he had to be on daily medication for the rest of his life, which did work. He lived to a ripe ol’ age, in spite of it all. Why am I telling you this? because have any of the people who have attributed their dogs ‘seizures’ to Frontline and such like, noticed it also coincided with their pets annual innoculations? Just something to ponder over.
Frontline for Dogs Same as Frontline for Cats? - The Daily Kitten
A question about whether the dosage rule of .5 cc applies to Frontline or Frontline Plus: I know for sure that it applies to Frontline Plus. As Stephen J Klein’s reply correctly states, there is a little bit less of the second active ingredient in the dog version, and this is the ingredient used to kill ticks. In my experience, cats don’t get ticks stuck to themselves anywhere nearly as often as dogs, so this is an acceptable solution. For years, I have used the largest size dog dose, 4cc for dogs up to 123 lbs. I divide it into 8 doses by putting it into a sterile glass jar and using a syringe to draw .5 cc. That way I can treat my own cats plus fosters for about $12-$15 a month TOTAL.
FRONTLINE Plus for Cats | Petco
Merial, the world's leading animal health company, announced today that it has recently received approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to market FRONTLINE Plus (fipronil/(S)-methoprene) for Dogs and FRONTLINE Plus for Cats in the United States.
The Use of Fipronil (Frontline Top Spot) in Dogs and Cats