Frontline Spray can be used for the treatment and prevention of flea and tick infestations in cats and dogs, and as part of a treatment strategy for Flea Allergy Dermatitis in cats and dogs. The product is active against Ixodes spp. including Ixodes ricinis, important as the vector of Lyme disease. The product controls infestations with Trichodectes canis biting lice on dogs and Felicola subrostratus biting lice on cats.
Dosage and administration
Method of administration
Adjust the pump nozzle to the spray setting. Spray the entire body of the animal, and apply from a distance of approximately 10 - 20 cm. Apply against the lay of the hair and make sure the entire coat of the animal is dampened. Ruffle the coat, especially in long haired animals, so that the product penetrates down to the skin. For treatment of the head region, and when treating young and nervous pets, application may be carried out by spraying onto a gloved hand and rubbing the product into the coat. Allow to dry naturally. Do not towel dry.
In order to dampen the coat down to the skin, depending on the length of the hair, apply 3 to 6 ml per kg body weight, (7.5 to 15 mg of active ingredient per kg body weight) i.e. 6 to 12 pump applications per kg body weight of the 100 ml presentation, or 2 to 4 pump applications of the 250 or 500 ml presentations.
Fipronil is a member of the phenylpyrazole family of broad spectrum, non-systemic, insecticides/acaricides, which acts by blocking the GABA receptor to kill the target parasite on contact. It exhibits insecticidal and acaricidal activity against fleas (Ctenocephalides spp.), ticks (Rhipicephalus spp. and Ixodes spp.) and lice (Trichodectes spp. and Felicola spp.) in the dog and cat. FRONTLINE Spray may aid in the control of a number of ectoparasite species in dogs and cats including Neotrombicula autumnalis, Sarcoptes spp. and Cheyletiella spp. Treatment with FRONTLINE Spay has been shown to result in a significant reduction in the incidence of flea allergy dermatitis in both dogs and cats. When used as part of a strategy for the treatment of flea allergy dermatitis, monthly applications to the allergic patient and to other cats and dogs in the household are recommended. FRONTLINE Spray is active for up to 3 months against fleas in dogs and up to 2 months in cats depending on the environmental challenge. It is effective against tick infestations for up one month in dogs and cats, depending on the level of environmental challenge.
According to the manufacturer, puppies and kittens from 2 days of age may be safely treated. Always read the information enclosed with the product