FRONTLINE Spot On Flea & Tick Treatment is a popular spot on for the prevention and treatment of fleas, ticks and lice in your cat.
Your cat can pick up fleas from anywhere another infected animal has been, including the garden, park or even indoors should another pet or human brings a flea in. Frontline Spot On cat kills fleas and ticks and controls biting lice. Frontline Cat is known for being fast acting, long lasting and water resistant. After application, fleas will be killed within 24 hours and ticks within 48.
Frontline treatment ensures that your cat is free from fleas for up to 5 weeks, and ticks are killed for up to a month. Seeing fleas soon after application is a sign that treatment is working. Frontline works by over stimulating their nervous system which in turn makes the disorientated fleas rise to the surface of your pet’s coat. Any fleas that jump on to a cat or dog after treatment will be killed within 24 hours.
Cat owners should be warned that if they notice a large number of fleas within their home, then it could be infested. It is important to understand that even if a house has been treated with an Insect Growth Regulator spray, the pupae will not be killed. This treatment kills the eggs and larvae only so new adult fleas will still be seen. Pets should be treated every four weeks in order to control the flea population around the home.
When treating a pet, Frontline Spot On cat should be applied directly on to the skin and not on their fur. It is advised to choose the base of the neck between the shoulder blades where your pet cannot lick it off. Be sure to treat every cat in the household as each can act as a host for flea infestation. We recommend that your pet’s bedding is washed regularly and carpets and furnishings are vacuumed regularly. Your cat should be allowed into any infested areas in the home after being treated as these fleas can be killed through contact with Frontline Spot On. We stock a vast range of Frontline Spot On treatments for dogs and cats depending on their weight.
Yes. Although the likelihood of your pets being affected by fleas decreases in the winter months, the shift in climate change has resulted in us experiencing milder winters, favouring the survival of fleas outdoors for much longer. Fleas also continue to develop indoors in homes thanks to central heating. Therefore, it’s important to keep protecting your pet throughout the year.
Yes. Even indoor-only pets can become exposed to fleas if an untreated pet visits your home or if you or a friend brings in flea eggs or cocoons on shoes or clothing.
Flea infestations are unpleasant for you and your pets and can take 3 months or more to resolve, so be patient. Follow our 5 steps to help resolve the problem:
1. Ensure all cats, dogs and flea-bearing pets in your home are continually treated with an appropriate product at the recommended intervals for at least 3 consecutive months.
2. Vacuum more often than usual – ideally daily - and include places your pet regularly visits, for example, the car. The vibration caused by vacuuming helps to encourage pupae to hatch.
3. Regularly wash your pet's bedding at a minimum of 60°C.
4. Treat your home with a household flea spray containing an insect growth regulator (IGR), such as FRONTLINE HomeGard. Always read the instructions on the can before use.
5. Ensure your pets have access to all the same parts of the home that they usually do. Fleas present in those areas will be killed when they hop onto your treated pet.
Once FRONTLINE Plus / FRONTLINE Spot on has been applied it is recommended to keep your pet out of the rain and away from watercourses for the next 48 hours. If they do come into contact with rain within this period, it is unlikely that your pet would have been wet enough for the product to be washed away. However, if your pet gets soaked to the skin then the efficacy of the treatment may be impaired and reapplication may be warranted. If this is the case, please contact your veterinary surgeon for advice.
If you can still see fleas on your pet after treating them, it would be natural to think that the treatment isn’t working. However, no product can repel fleas from jumping onto your pet so it is normal to continue to see fleas after treatment as your pet can pick up new fleas from the environment at any time. Moreover, if you are fighting a home infestation, it is highly likely that you will see fleas on your pet for 3 months or more as it can take this long to get rid of the infestation. Don't worry, if you see fleas for several days in a row, today's flea is not the one you saw yesterday. Your treated pet is a flea-killing machine and any fleas jumping on will be killed within 24 hours. If you have any concerns, please contact our technical services team at petsUK@boehringer-ingelheim.com or your veterinary surgeon.
Most tick treatments such as FRONTLINE Plus and FRONTLINE Spot On are not tick repellents, therefore, individual ticks may still attach to your pet. After treatment with FRONTLINE Plus / FRONTLINE Spot On ticks will be killed within 48 hours after exposure, before they are fully fed, thus helping to reduce the risk of disease transmission. If you have any concerns, please contact our technical services team at petsUK@boehringer-ingelheim.com or your veterinary surgeon.
FRONTLINE Plus / FRONTLINE Spot On kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of the pet's coat and bounce, so if you feel like you may be seeing fleas more after treatment, it could actually be a sign that the product is working! However, if you have any concerns, please contact our technical services team at petsUK@boehringer-ingelheim.com or your veterinary surgeon.
Yes, FRONTLINE Plus / FRONTLINE Spot On can be used on any breed of cat and dog, including collies and other herding-breed dogs which can sometimes show sensitivity to some parasite treatments.
FRONTLINE Spot On is licensed for use in pregnant and lactating cats and dogs. FRONTLINE Plus is licensed for use in pregnant cats and dogs, and lactating dogs.
You must only ever use products on pet species that they have been specifically developed and licensed for. FRONTLINE Plus Cat can only be used on cats and ferrets; FRONTLINE Plus Dog can only be used on dogs; FRONTLINE Spot On Cat can only be used on cats and FRONTLINE Spot On Dog can only be used on dogs.
Do not use Frontline or Frontline Plus on rabbits!
FRONTLINE Plus and FRONTLINE Spot On have an exemplary safety profile and adverse reactions to the treatments are very rare. If you believe your pet has experienced any side effects after use of FRONTLINE Plus or FRONTLINE Spot On, please contact our technical services team at petsUK@boehringer-ingelheim.com or your veterinary surgeon.
You can handle, stroke and cuddle your pet as usual as soon as the application site is dry. In the meantime, treated animals should not be handled and children should not be allowed to play or sleep with them.
As with all licensed veterinary medicines, FRONTLINE Plus and FRONTLINE Spot On have undergone extensive safety evaluation. When used as directed, pets treated with FRONTLINE flea and tick treatments do not pose a health risk to children or adults. It is a recommended precaution that children or adults do not pet, play or sleep with treated animals until the application site is dry.
Shampoos can sometimes impair the efficacy of topical flea treatments. Make sure you always refer to the instructions of the flea control product. If you are using FRONTLINE Plus or FRONTLINE Spot On, you must wait at least two days after application of the flea treatment before shampooing and also ensure that your pet does not bathe or swim more often than once a week. FRONTLINE Pet Care Leave-in Foam and Daily Spritz can be used alongside flea and tick treatments, as long as you wait for 2 days after application of the parasite treatment.
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