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Frontline Flea and Ticks for Cats and Dogs : Your solution to the problem of flea and tick infestations in your pets
The most common name in flea and tick control, Frontline flea and ticks for dogs and cats is the generic name for the monthly topical flea and tick preventative for cats and dogs. Frontline is available as Frontline Plus, Frontline Spray, Frontline Spot On and as Frontier Spray. All of them contain Fipronil as well as S-methoprene. Fipronil is a widely used insecticide which attacks the central nervous system of the parasites, while S-methoprene is an insect regulator that kills the eggs as well as larvae of fleas and ticks. But sometimes, Frontline comes separately for dogs and cats because the chemical content in the Frontline Plus for Cats is lesser than that of the Frontline Plus for Dogs. Flea as well as ticks can cause a variety of problems in your pets. In a day flea can suck in more blood than the weight of its body and the same flea can bite your pet more than four hundred times. A single flea bite can lay down hundreds of eggs not only in your pets' fur but also on household rugs and curtains as well. Apart from being a nuisance, fleas can also turn out to be very dangerous and cause diseases like allergy dermatitis. Ticks on the other hand are small arachnids i.e. they belong to the spider family. In case of a tick infestation, your pet might suffer from the Rocky mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, etc. To combat this problem, you can use Frontline flea and ticks for cats and dogs, the most popular form of pet medication against flea and ticks.
How to differentiate between Frontline Plus for Cats and Frontline Plus for Dogs
- Read labels – Always try to read labels properly. See which one is Frontline Plus for Cats and which one is Frontline Plus for Dogs.You will find that the labels can be written in a very confusing way or the graphics might might be too small to read or understand. In case you find any difficulty in understanding the instructions or contents of the product, approach the pharmacist or a veterinarian. Along with the 'dog only' and 'cat only' criteria, consider the age requirements.
- Avoiding certain chemicals – Frontline for dogs might contain Permethrin. So this can be used on dogs but never on cats since it will turn out to toxic for cats. If a cat is applied to products containing Permethrin, the cat will have seizures and tremors within hours of its application. So, in case your cat accidently comes in contact with Permethrin, take him/her immediately to the vet.