Frontline Plus Bumper Sale - Cheapest online Now from $19.45
Pet medications - Ask a vet a question about your dog or cat

Question from Melissa Schock


Tootsie

Mini Pincher, age 14 weeks

Our new puppy is 14 weeks old and only weighs 4.4 lbs. I want to start her on comfortis or frontline but i wasnt sure about the weight requirements, We use comfortis for our other dogs and it is a great product, but they each weigh over 80 lbs, can i buy the comfortis for 5-10 lb dogs and cut a tablet in half for her, or use half of a pipette of frontline instead of a whole one?

Our Vet Says:

If your pet weighs 4,4lbs you need to buy the appropriate product for its body-weight. If you want to use Frontline on her you need to use the appropriate dose: one pipette of Frontline for dogs up to 22lbs. It is not recommended to use half of a pipette because you can not be sure the quantity is divided exactly in half and you might have the solution for the minimum recommended dose in one treatment and not enough for the next one. On top of that the solution is volatile and it loses its efficacy with time once the applicator is opened. Another reason for not keeping an open pipette inside the house is that the product has serious adverse reactions if ingested, can give rashes if it gets on the skin, is highly toxic to kids.
In conclusion please weigh your pet and buy the correct product indicated by its body-weight and use the correct dose. Please read the information enclosed with the product for safe administration and maximum results.




Disclaimer

The answers or information contained on this site are for informational purposes only. The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace the professional care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a veterinary surgeon. The web site does not have answers to all problems. Answers to specific problems may not apply to everyone. Consult your veterinarian for any problem your pet has. Under no circumstances shall BudgetPetCare or any of its associates be liable for any damages resulting from the use of the service or the information contained therein. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Ask a Vet
Ask a Vet winner of $ 100

Question of the Month

Congratulations to the winner of this month's Question of the Month, dalay f. who wins $100 for the following question:

Ask a Vet winner

I bought advantage 2 for my dogs. I have 4 and three of them weigh about the same. The smaller one weighs about 25 lbs. I need to know why the advantage is not working on them and also if you could recommend a flea and tick medicine that will work. They stay inside more than out. My girls are itching up a storm and I feel bad for them. Please help us. BTW Sable was a few months younger in the picture. Thanks, D. Ford ...?

Callout Winner Ask a Vet
> View our vet's reply

If you have any questions, comments, reviews or complaints, please contact us via email.
All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
© 2014 BudgetPetCare.com - All Rights Reserved