Often asked: What Do You Do When Frontline Doesnt Work?

Speak to your veterinarian about this first if your flea medicine is not working. One Frontline alternative is to switch to another topical product. Another alternative is to supplement the topical product with another product that works internally, such as Capstar.

Why do I still see fleas after using frontline?

A. The active ingredient in FRONTLINE (fipronil) kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of your pet’s haircoat, so the presence of visible fleas after treating your pet, is a sign that the product is working.

What do you do when flea medicine doesn’t work?

If the product doesn’t hit the skin, it will not be absorbed in your pet’s sebaceous glands. That’s where the flea-fighting magic happens! Make sure you are using the entire tube of medication on your pet. Don’t skimp and try to save a few dollars by splitting the product between months or between pets.

Can I reapply Frontline flea treatment early?

There is no single answer for this frequently asked question. The known safe answer is to wait the period of time the product is supposed to work, typically 30 days, before reapplying. An alternative is to bathe the pet in a detergent shampoo (meant to strip off skin oils) and reapply after 24 hours.

Why is my flea prevention not working?

If you are experiencing problems with flea medication not working it may be due to the flea life cycle. These points are usually where the problem lies. Once an adult flea emerges from the pupae and finds a host, it will live on that host it’s entire life. Fleas don’t jump from one pet to another.

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Why does my dog keep getting fleas even after treatment?

Fleas go through a life cycle of egg, larvae, pupae, and adult. Most flea treatments just kill adult fleas, but fleas can continue to emerge for months after you think an infestation has ended. When a newly emerged female flea finds a host, she can lay eggs within one day.

How long until Frontline kills fleas?

If you’ve treated your pet with FRONTLINE Spot On or FRONTLINE Plus those fleas will die within 24 hours, and so will have few opportunities to lay eggs (egg laying normally starts 24 hours after feeding), helping you control the infestation in your home.

What kills fleas on dogs instantly?

The most common product used to kill fleas on dogs instantly is Nitenpyram, more commonly known as Capstar. This single-use tablet is administered orally and kills fleas within 30 minutes. It is recommended that you contain your pet in a small area when using Capstar.

What happens if you apply Frontline too soon?

Symptoms of toxicity can include twitching, hypersalivation, trembling and seizures. If you start to see tremors shortly after applying the flea treatment, the best thing to do is bathe Fluffy or Fido in lukewarm water with a gentle dish soap like Dawn or Palmolive.

Are fleas resistant to frontline?

Frontline products (Frontline Plus, Frontline Gold) and the K9 Advantix line are two of the better-known brands of topical flea preventatives that are reported to be losing effectiveness. These products have been in use long enough that fleas have adapted and become resistant to them.

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Can you put Frontline on wrong?

Many people think they can be used interchangeably, but this is not the case. Make sure you do not use Frontline for dogs on cats or vice versa. If you accidentally used Frontline on the wrong type of pet, contact your vet immediately. Your pet could have an adverse reaction.

Can I use Frontline every 2 weeks?

Treat all your dogs and cats every month for optimal flea control. When applied correctly, FRONTLINE PLUS remains active against fleas for at least one month. If you are in a paralysis tick area, apply FRONTLINE PLUS FOR DOGS every 2 weeks to provide paralysis tick control for your dog.

Can you use Frontline twice in a month?

Frequency. Frontline Plus continues to work for 30 days. Although overdose complications have not been reported at up to five times the normal dose, it is not recommended to use more than once a month. Increased use may result in application site reaction.