Frontline Spot On
Provides Your Dog With The Most Complete Spot-on
Flea And Tick Protection
Available. Frontline Spot On for dogs is a topical
'spot-on' application for the treatment and
prevention of flea infestation and control of
ticks on dogs and puppies.
FRONTLINE FOR CATS AND DOGS ARE AVAILABLE IN PACKS 3
OR 6 PIPETTES
Frontline Spot On kills
98-100% of adult
fleas on your dog
within 24 hours. Frontline
Spot On breaks the
flea life cycle by effectively stopping the
development of new fleas. Note: Your
pet must be at least
8 weeks old and
weigh 2kg before
they can be given
Frontline Spot On.
It is safe to use on breeding, pregnant or lactating
the coat so the skin
is visible and apply
to skin level where
For routine flea
control use every 2
Frontline Spot On for Cats
Frontline Spot On for cats is a
topical 'spot-on' application for the
treatment and prevention of flea infestation
and biting lice on cats and kittens.
Frontline Spot On has a rapid onset of action
and kills re-infestations with newly
acquired adult fleas for at least one month. It
can be used on kittens from 8 weeks of age
and weighing at least 1kg
and is safe to use on breeding, pregnant or
Part the coat and apply 1
pipette (for up to 10kg) to skin level to an
area where licking cannot occur (e.g. on the
back of the neck). Monthly application is
tackle fleas, you will need to treat both your dog and your home, as
95% of the flea problem will be in the environment, such as in
furniture, carpets, cracks and crevices in floorboards. FRONTLINE
Spot On kills new adult fleas within 24 hours as they continue to
jump onto your dog from the home environment. You should also turn
up your central heating, vacuum the house and wash your dog's
bedding regularly all these actions will encourage the flea pupae to
emerge from their hiding places.
What is the active ingredient of FRONTLINE and
what type of compound is it?
FRONTLINE contains fipronil, which is the
first of a totally new family of molecules called the
phenylpyrazoles. (It is not an organophosphorus compound).
How quickly does FRONTLINE kill fleas and
FRONTLINE Spot on
kills 98% of fleas within 8 hours and 100% within 24 hours. Any
newly arriving fleas from the environment will be killed within 24
hours, before they lay eggs. FRONTLINE Spot on kills more than 90%
of ticks within 24-48 hours, minimising the risk of diseases
transmitted by ticks.
Do fleas and ticks have to bite my pet for
FRONTLINE to work?
No. FRONTLINE will kill your pet's fleas
and ticks when they come into contact with your pet's coat within
the time periods mentioned above.
How soon after treatment can my pet be
As soon as the coat is dry.
It is recommended that animals are treated in the early
evening and not allowed to sleep with their owners
How does FRONTLINE Spot On spread on the skin?
After application to the surface of the
skin, the active ingredient (fipronil) dissolves in the sebum which
is the natural oils covering the hair and skin. It then spreads to
all areas of the body surface within 24 hours of application in 2
ways: It moves down a concentration gradient (osmolarity) from the
point of application within the sebum. The normal body movement of
the animal acts to encourage the spread across the skin.
How does FRONTLINE remain on the coat of the
pet for so long?
After application of FRONTLINE, the
alcohol carrier evaporates leaving the active ingredient fipronil,
dissolved in the sebum covering the hair and skin. Fipronil then
concentrates in the sebaceous glands in the skin which supply the
natural oils that help to condition the skin and coat of cats and
dogs. The sebaceous glands act as a reservoir which continues to
supply the coat and skin with sebum and dissolved fipronil and helps
to explain why FRONTLINE continues to work for so long even after
bathing and shampooing.
How long will FRONTLINE last?
Spot On : for approx. 2 months in dogs and
up to 5 weeks in cats FRONTLINE and Spot On may be used
monthly if the pet has a serious flea problem. Ticks Spot On need to
be applied monthly.
Why does FRONTLINE work for longer against
fleas in dogs than cats ?
Several factors may be involved including
differences in sebum secretion and the differences in grooming
behaviour between cats and dogs.
Can FRONTLINE be reapplied more frequently
than a monthly treatment interval?
FRONTLINE products do not need to be
applied more than recommended.
How safe is FRONTLINE?
As with all prescription only veterinary
products, FRONTLINE has undergone exhaustive evaluation in both
safety and efficacy prior to its registration and is continually
assessed by in-market monitoring. It has been shown to have an
excellent safety profile in cats and dogs reinforced by more than
500 million treatments world-wide by the end of 2001.
Is FRONTLINE an organophosphate compound?
FRONTLINE is a member of the
phenylpyrazole family of molecules, which are not related to
What if my pet licks his coat following
application with FRONTLINE?
FRONTLINE has very high safety profile in
cats and dogs. However the alcohol base may cause some transient
salivation if the application site is licked before the product has
If you are in any doubt about the health of your pets always consult
your veterinary surgeon