WHEN you apply Frontline to your pet, the active ingredient Fipronil* is stored in the natural oils of his/her skin and coat. This provides your pet with protection against fleas and ticks for a month - even after baths and shampoos.
Your pet can romp in the rain, splash in the surf and get soaked to his/her happy heart's content without losing any protection against fleas and ticks.
Unlike other products that work only after fleas or ticks have bitten your pet, Frontline kills them soon after contact. The flea and tick life cycles are then broken because the adults die before they can lay any of their eggs. Your pet won't need separate flea and tick control products because Frontline gets the whole job done all by itself. Yet it's gentle enough to be used on puppies and kittens - the spray from two days old and top spot from 12 weeks old.
The small dose of fipronil dissolves into the natural oils of your pet's skin and coat. From there, it works its way over and around your pet's body and provides your pet with long-lasting flea and tick protection.
Frontline spray is convenient, highly effective and only needs to be applied every eight weeks to give your pet superior flea and tick protection. Read the instructions very carefully before applying Frontline spray to your pet. These are:
1. Check the spray. Adjust the nozzle so that a wide mist is released when the trigger is pumped. The nozzle can be adjusted to a thin jet setting when you're spraying small areas where accuracy is required, such as in between your pet's toes.
2. Keep your pet still. Try to keep your pet as still as possible - putting a collar on your pet may help you to maintain a firm hold.
3. Prepare the pet's coat. Ruffle your pet's coat to expose the skin.
4. Apply Frontline(r) spray. Hold the container vertically, four to seven inches from your pet's coat. As you spray, be sure to count the number of pumps - dosage table is on the container.
Be sure to spray your pet's underside, neck and feet. For a dog, encourage your pet to roll over or sit. For a cat, you may need to lift him/her in order to spray the underside.
Once you've sprayed your pet's entire body and it's thoroughly damp, massage your pet's coat to make sure that the spray gets down to the skin. Do not spray Frontline on to your pet's face. Instead, spray a small amount onto a sponge and carefully wipe it around the edges of your pet's ears, eyes, mouth and nose.
The number of pumps of Frontline spray that you apply will depend upon your pet's weight. With the 100 ml bottle, use approximately three to six pumps per pound of the animal's body weight. With the 250 ml bottle, use approximately one to two pumps per pound of the animal's body weight.
Pets with long or dense coats will require the higher rates. If you have any questions about Frontline spray, consult your veterinarian.
NOTE: As with any alcohol-based product, it is recommended that you wear gloves when applying Frontline spray.
* Fipronil is a type of phenylpyrazol insecticide, which works by constricting blood vessels in order to shut down the central nervous system (a nerve inhibitor). This results in the death of an insect by contact and ingestion.