How do you use Frontline Top Spot?

How do you use Frontline Top Spot? To administer Frontline Top Spot®, you want to puncture the seal on the tube using the cap. Then, spread the hair on the back of your pet’s neck above the shoulder blades to expose the skin. Squeeze and drag the entire contents of the tube onto the skin. Do not massage into skin, and do not apply to wet or broken skin.

Where is the best place to put frontline on a dog? You should apply Frontline on your pet’s back, directly between your pet’s shoulders. Frontline is safe to use on a pet’s skin, but should not be ingested by the pet. Your pet will be unable to reach this area, preventing them from licking Frontline off. Apply the Frontline to your pet’s skin.

What is the difference between FRONTLINE PLUS and Frontline Top Spot? The main difference between Frontline Plus and Frontline Top-Spot is that Frontline Plus kills flea larva as well, while Frontline Top-Spot only kills and repels the existing fleas and ticks not the eggs they lay.

What happens if I put too much Frontline on my dog? Common signs of toxicity from flea products containing organophosphates are diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, small pupils, muscle tremor, weakness or falling over, and drooling. Organophosphate toxicity can be rapidly fatal, depending on the ingredients and dose the pet is exposed to.

How do you use Frontline Top Spot? – Additional Questions

Why do dogs act weird after frontline?

This is because the active component in the products makes the flea a bit hyperactive before actually killing them. In simple words, the flea will run around in panic which will irritate the dog and make it scratch itself excessively. This reaction, although perceived as weird, is completely normal.

Can I give my dog frontline twice a month?

FRONTLINE PLUS FOR DOGS should be applied every 2 weeks for control of paralysis ticks on dogs, or every month for control of brown dog ticks. FRONTLINE SPRAY should be applied every 3 weeks for control of paralysis ticks on cats and dogs, or every month for the control of brown dog ticks.

Can Frontline make my dog sick?

Topically applied, Frontline sometimes causes irritation around the spot of application. Some dogs have experienced rashes, diarrhea, vomiting and seizures, but these side effects were typically caused by ingestion.

Does Frontline burn dogs skin?

The most commonly reported side effect of Frontline Plus is irritation or reddening of the skin in the area where the product was applied. The makers of Frontline Plus state that skin irritation is usually nothing to worry about and will quickly fade.

How long does it take for Frontline to absorb?

No, in fact no product stops fleas from jumping onto pets. However, fleas are killed after contact with your treated pet: within 24 hours for FRONTLINE Plus® and FRONTLINE® Spot On and within 6 hours for FRONTLINE Tri-Act®.

How long does flea medicine toxicity last?

The symptoms typically last two to three days. The most common symptoms of flea and tick medicine poisoning in cats include: Tremors/muscle twitching/trembling.

Can spot on flea treatment make my dog sick?

Mild Reactions

Symptoms that indicate a mild poisoning include: Itching at the spot the medication was applied. Respiratory issues. Paw flicking, ear twitching, vomiting and diarrhea.

Why do dogs act weird after flea medicine?

The ingredients in a flea medicine can be an allergen to certain dogs and behaving weird could be due to an allergic reaction. Wounds: if the dog has a wound on their skin near where the pipette has been administered, it is possible the toxicity can cause a reaction.

What if flea treatment gets on fur?

Medication on Fur

But if the flea medication gets onto Toby’s hair on the back of his neck, he probably won’t be able to get to it. Just to be safe, take the rag and rub in any flea gel glistening on his fur. That way the formula can get closer to his skin to protect him from any crawling critters.

What if some frontline gets on fur?

Don’t worry, it will eventually work its way down to the skin. For future applications, use the applicator tip to part the hair until you see skin then squeeze to apply the Frontline. You can reapply in 2-3 weeks but this would be considered “off label use”. Check with your vet before you do that.

Will frontline work if applied incorrectly?

If you are still seeing fleas after treatment with Frontline, this could mean one of 4 things: You’ve applied the solution incorrectly. Frontline is ineffective for your pet.

How long does it take frontline to dry?

In most cases, it will dry in an hour or two. It is best to avoid contact with the area though until it has dried. You may notice a “greasy” spot at the site of application for a few days after.

How long does frontline stay on fur?

How often should you flea a dog with Frontline? Frontline is effective for 4 weeks.

How long after applying Frontline Can I touch my dog?

Can I handle or stroke my pet after applying FRONTLINE Plus® / FRONTLINE Tri-Act® / FRONTLINE® Spot On? 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.

Does Frontline wash off?

FRONTLINE Plus remains effective for 30 days, even if your pet swims or is bathed. After application, keep your pet from getting wet for 24 hours.

How long does frontline last on a dog?

Frontline kills 98 to 100 per cent of existing adult fleas in less than 24 hours. It can remain effective against fleas for up to six weeks in cats and three months in dogs. However, monthly application is recommended to ensure that other parasites are controlled adequately.

How do I get frontline off my dog?

Pour a dime-sized amount of detergent onto the application area. Work the dish soap into a foamy lather in the fur and down to the skin. Make sure you are washing the skin as well as the fur; this is where the medication is absorbed. Rinse the pet off thoroughly until the water runs clear.