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Longest-lasting, most complete spot-on flea and tick protection availableFlea treatment kills 100% of adult fleas on your dog within 24-48 hoursKills all stages of 4 major ticks including the ones that may transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted feverFrontline ® flea and tick keeps killing fleas and ticks for at least four weeks
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I have a mini dachshund puppy, and she weighs about 5 lbs. Is the "orange" Frontline Plus the best for her?

BTW I adopted my doxie from a rescue at Petco in Oak Lawn.
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Yes, as long as she is 8 weeks of age the Frontline Plus Orange is the safest and appropriate dose for her size. Don't forget the heartworm prevention as well! Frontline doesn't prevent heartworms so they'll need a separate prevention for that! :)
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no try thje shootags they are green and work great!!
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YES! The "orange" is for 0-22 lbs., so this is exactly what you need! Provided, of course, your baby is older than 8 wks. Frontline Plus is the safest I've been able to find, especially for the little ones. (I have 2 Yorkies, one is 4 lbs and the other is 5 lbs.)
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No because of her weight
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i have a mini daschund also. yes u wanna get the orange frontline. its for all dogs under 22 pounds.
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Yes, the orange Frontline Plus would be the best choice (SKU: 966525)
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I have a Pappilion, 10 weeks old. Is she too young for frontline? We live in the country

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No she is not too young. There is a minimum age to use the product, but it's 8 weeks. Each Frontline product goes by weight as well. So she would more than likely need the Orange 0-22lbs. dose. It is perfectly safe and recommend getting them started as soon as they're old enough. Make sure you start her on a type of heartworm prevention as well! There are many different products to choose from. Heartgard & Interceptor are both good products. Heartgard is a chewable that looks like a treat, and also prevents roundworm and hookworm infection. Interceptor is a chewable flavored tablet that also covers roundworm and hookworm infection but also prevents whipworms. There are 2 other products to consider if you don't have a tick problem...Trifexis and Sentinel are both products that prevent heartworm disease, fleas, and intestinal parasites like roundworms and hookworms. The only thing with heartworm prevention is that it is only sold by veterinarians you can't get it at any petstores. Just some helpful information to consider from a licensed veterinary technician at your service! :)
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get shootags .they are safe and green ..no chemicals i love them!!
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Nope! In fact, you should go ahead and start her soon as we're closing in on flea/tick season here (I'm in Milwaukee). Frontline Plus is for dogs 8 wks and older. Just make sure you get the appropriate one for her weight....I'm assuming that since she's a Pappilion and a puppy at that, she'll probably need the Orange, which is for 0-22 lbs. Both my girls (4 lbs and 5 lbs) use the Orange. I've actually found fleas on them, BUT they were in baaaaddd shape and empty (meaning they hadn't bitten them).
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Yes, she's too young. The dosage is based per pound and is very precise. Too much can make your dog sick although it would take a very big overdose to kill an animal. Just not worth taking the chance when so small. I work with a Humane Society and small puppies are not given this treatment until they are 5-6 months old. I suggest bathing the dog every three weeks in Dawn dish detergent and then spraying with a good flea treatment.
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She's old enough for Frontline. Typically, it's when they're 6 weeks or younger that it's not recommended.
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If you use Frontline for fleas and ticks, do you also need separate heartworm medicine too?

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absolutely. i use tri-heart plus. i give this to my dog year round, as instructed by my vet. i've also done a lot of research on this and i believe giving heartworm meds year round is essential.
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YES!! There are several options for heartworm prevention. There is Heartgard, Iverhart, and Interceptor. All are similar in that they prevent heartworms and intestinal parasites. The difference between the products is the type of medication used, and the fact that Interceptor prevents roundworms and hookworms as well as whipworms, where as Heartgard & Iverhart do not prevent whipworms. But whipworms aren't always a problem with dogs, so doing a fecal exam each year would be good to check for them. If your dog tests positive for whipworms, I would use the Interceptor.
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D E F I N I T E L Y !!!!
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yes

also you should use program with capstar as capstar kills the adult fleas only
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Yes - you definately should use BOTH. They are 2 different things.
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I used frontline on my dog more than once a month by mistake.. is this dangerous to my pet?

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If used more than once a month it does have the potential to cause harm to your dog. BUT, if you ended up putting it on 3 weeks after you applied the first dose you shouldn't have any problems. Just try to keep it at every 4 weeks since that is the optimal and recommended administration.
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according to my Vet, every 3 weeks is OK if you are controlling (rather than maintaining)the critters
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Talk to your vet for this. Decide together how it affects your specific pet's health. Don't delay.
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Is it o.k. to wash your dog with flea shampoo while wearing the frontline

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When I have done this in the past (bathed the dog with flea shampoo after using flea drops), it had dried out my dog's skin. Watch out for dogs with sensitive skin.
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I believe the answer is, Yes, as long as you wait the mandatory time after applying the Frontline, and the chemicals in the shampoo are NOT the same as in the frontline.
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That has never been a problem for my dogs, but I would ask your vet.
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How do I apply this product on my dog?

This is my first time using this product and I just brought one pack from the vet but they didn't enform me on how to apply this on my dog.
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Part of the fur on the back of your dog's neck. The position should be where your dog cannot lick itself. Apply the solution onto the bare skin in that spot. I'd recommend holding the dog still so that it doesn't wriggle and you end up with the precious liquid everywhere!!
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If your dog has very thick fur like mine take off the collar and part the fur just under the skull bone and part the fur gently. Put a few drops onto the skin, part the fur further down, half and inch or so and put more drops if you can fit more than a few then good. Part the fur down another half inch and more drops on the skin. Try to continue to part the fur and put more drops onto the skin until the tube is empty. Don't use the product on skin that your dog can lick off. The product is usually harmless to your dog when dry.

I like to use Advantix on my dog every month on the same day at night (especially during the warm months when ticks and fleas are more active). Make sure to wash your hands and keep the kids away until the product dries.
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There should be directions on the inside of the pack. However, if there aren't any, they are as follows:

1) Remove applicator from child resistant package. Use scissors or lift and remove plastic tab to expose foil, then peel down.

2) Open applicator. Hold upright and snap applicator tip away from face and body.

3) Apply Frontline Plus for dogs...place applicator tip through animal's hair to the skin level between the shoulder blades. Squeeze applicator, applying entire contents in a single spot to the animal's skin.

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what weight dog is this for?

Frontline Plus..Dog 88......091 fl oz...
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Frontline Plus Purple is intended for dogs weighing 45-88 lbs. Frontline Plus Red is intended for dogs weighing 89-132 lbs. So as long as your dog doesn't gain any weight he is technically able to use the Purple dose, although using the Red dose at that weight wouldn't hurt him since he is so close and if your dog is like most dogs in America his weight make fluctuate by a few pounds.
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There are 4 different weight categories, as follows:

Up to 22 lb.

23 - 44 lb.

45- 88 lb.

89 - 132 lb.
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Does frontline for dogs have the same active ingredients as Frontline for cats?

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The ingredients are the same; however the Frontline for cats has a higher percentage of (s)-methopene (11.8%); whereas Frontline for Dogs contains only 8.8% (s)-methopene. The other active ingredient (fipronil) is 9.8% in both products.
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yes, in smaller doses
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Can I safely use Frontline Plus in a smaller dose on my cats?

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Yes, you can use Frontline plus on your cats. The dosage is 0.5 ml. for a 10 pound cat. Just be very careful that you are giving your cat the proper dosage. If in doubt, don't do it and ask your vet.
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Not the Frontline Plus intended for dogs! It is toxic to cats. There is a Frontline product that IS made for use on your cat though. It should also be available wherever Frontline Plus for dogs is sold.
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If i apply frontline on my puppy and shower him a few days later,does frontline still work ?

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As long as you apply it either 3 days before giving him a bath or at least 3 days after. Frontline works by being stored in your dog or cats sebaceous (oil) glands. So if you give them a bath before the product has a chance to "translocate" (or be stored over the entire body) you will wash most of it off.
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Yes. Frontline combines with the oils in the pets skin and will continue to stay in its oils/coat for (allegedly) one month. It seems to take about 24 hours for it to dry completely, but after that you're good to go.

We have two big cats and the cat dosage seemed to wear off after about 20 days instead of the purported 30.
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Does Frontline also guard against Heartworms??

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No, Frontline Plus does not guard against heartworms.
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No. Read the label.

You need a prescription for heartworm meds, after a vet has determined that your pet is free from heartworms. Giving heartworm meds to an animal that HAS heartworms can do damage.
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Is this product safe to use on my dog if there is also a cat in the house?

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Yes, Frontline Plus absolutely safe for dog and cats alike.
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ask your vet
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when should this product be started in colorado?

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Early summer as weather warms and fleas multiply rapidly.
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can my pregnant wife be around the frontline flea and tick medicince? is there any risk of birth defects? she is currently 6 months pregnant

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i wouldn't have you tried shootag/ they are great and safe.chemicals will kill you!
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What is the procedure for X-large dogs?

I have two (2) large dogs over 132 lbs and growing. I need to know how much producet to use. Looks like poundage is way under for this flee/tick product.
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Go with something made for their size. NEVER try to "double up" or "under-medicate". Fiproguard makes a product for your size dog. If you are infested with fleas, you may want to bathe them and use Capstar as well.
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Can I use Frontline Plus more than once a month if I find fleas on my dog?

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If you are still find fleas on your dog then they are more than likely in your environment (yard and/or house). If you have been using the product for at least 3 months and are still seeing fleas then you can contact Merial (the makers of Frontline) and they should discuss how they can help you. They have a satisfaction guarantee. But, it is recommended that you use the product for at least 3 months in order to see a difference in your current flea problem.Another thing you can do is use a product called Capstar. It is a tablet that you give just once and it starts killing all adult fleas within 30 minutes to help spot treat flea infestations.
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i use frontline why does my dog still get ticks?

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I called Frontline Customer Service and they basically told me that their medication does not repel ticks, fleas and mosquitos. It only kills them. Use Advantix II instead.
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can I purchase frontline for dogs without a prescription?

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Yes you can. But always check with your doctor first.
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What is the difference between Frontline and Revolution for dogs?

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Frontline treats a variety of ticks and fleas, Revolution treats fleas and dog ticks only, but kills other ectoparasites such as ear mites and sarcoptic mange (in dogs), is a heartworm preventative for dogs and cats and controls roundworms and hookworms (in cats).
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I stared treating my dog a week ago with Frontline, how long do have to wait to give her a bath? And do I need to use a special pet shampoo?

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I typically only wait 24 hours after application of Frontline if I am going to bathe my dogs & use any dog shampoo & my dogs have always been fine. Frontline is made to stay on dogs who swim so a bath should not remove the product.
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