Frontline Spray for Cats and Dogs, manufactured by Merial, is a long-lasting, fast-acting, waterproof topical pesticide spray. This spray is used in both cats and dogs to treat chewing lice, mites, ticks, and fleas.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Frontline Spray for Cats and Dogs treats and controls ticks, all four life stages of fleas, and chewing lice. Stops existing infestations and prevents re-infestations of fleas and ticks.
Fleas attach themselves to pets in order to consume their blood. As these tiny pests take their blood meals, the skin inflames causing pets to itch and scratch excessively. The dog flea; Ctenocephalides canis, are tiny, just 1-5 mm in size having flat bodies. Pet owners may not be able to view the fleas themselves but will be able to view a product known as flea dander. Flea dander appears as black dirt within the pet’s hair, this so called dirt is in fact digested blood defecated by the flea. Fleas not only infect the dog themselves but act as a vector for tapeworms and bartonellosis disease.
Chewing lice is known as Trichodectes canis. Under the microscope, chewing lice have a wide head and large jaws. They can adhere themselves to the hair shaft in the dog's coat and are tough to dislodge. A dog infected with these louses will continuously chew at himself, leaving bald patches of hair.
Ticks are small parasitic creatures which live in wooded or over ground areas of the country. The most common varieties of ticks include; Deer ticks, Black legged ticks, Gulf Coast ticks, Brown Dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, American Dog ticks, Yellow Dog ticks, Wood ticks, European Dog ticks, and Paralysis ticks. These ticks attach themselves to dogs, feeding on their blood, until they become engorged with blood, eventually bursting. Once the tick has burst, the head remains within the skin forming a pyritic located spot. Ticks can also transfer disease including; Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Hetatozoonosis, or cause tick paralysis.
As a pet owner, it is difficult to prevent external parasitic infestation during warm months. In order to keep your pet’s healthy; dedication to treatments and proper care is a must. Pet aliments associated with these conditions include; anemia, lethargy, purities, hairless, and weight loss.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Although fleas and ticks affect all breeds of dogs, fleas are found to be prevalent among beagles, a dog breed having a white, tan, and black coat with long drooping ears, often used for hunting.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from the product?
Locate the nearest emergency veterinary clinic promptly.
2. Can spray be used on pet's indoor bed?
Frontline Spray can be used on all fabrics. After spraying, do not disturb the area for the amount of time noted on the label. Spray should be applied evenly.
3. How long does Frontline spray take to become dry?
Generally it takes about an hour or so. Do not allow children or other pets to come in contact with pet while spray is still wet.
4. Can I use other products along with this flea and tick spray?
It is not recommended to use too many pesticides at the same time. Follow instructions on the label or contact your vet.
5. Can I bathe my dog after I treat him with this product?
You can bathe your pet as soon as two hours after treatment. Product is waterproof.
6. When is the best time to apply this treatment to my dog?
Apply product at a time you can watch your dog for adverse side effects, once monthly, and at least a day after bathing.
The product must not be accessible to children.
This product is meant to be used for puppies, dogs, kittens and cats only.
Go through the entire content of the label before each use.
It can be hazardous to animals and humans and must be handled strictly as per instructions and dosages mentioned in the label.
Animals: The product is recommended for animals aged above three months. Care should be taken not to make the skin of animal under treatment too moist, especially in case of cats. Spare the pet’s genital areas of spray. Talk to your veterinarian before applying the spray on incapacitated, injured, medicated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals.
Humans: It is injurious to inhale or swallow the contents. While spraying, keep away from breathing mist. Care should be taken to avoid contamination of food, water and feed. After use, wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap.
Being toxic to fish, it should not be mixed with water straightway. Should not be used at places where water can overflow.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
As one of the constituents is alcohol, the product is flammable and needs to be stored away from heat and fire. Likewise, it should not be applied on painted or finished wood surfaces.
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.
If in eyes: If product residue affects the eyes, keep the affected eye open while flushing said eye with water. If individual wears contact lenses, remove the contact and continue flushing eye for five minutes. Continue to cleanse the eye for 20 minutes and contact a medical physician if irritation occurs.
If on skin or clothing: Remove the contaminated clothing immediately and begin washing the skin for 20 minutes. Continue to cleanse the skin with soap and water as you seek advice from a medical professional.
Storage & Disposal
Storage: Prevent contamination of food, water, or feed during storage and disposal. The contents should not be transferred to other containers.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
ASPIS Spray is the generic version of Frontline Spray for cats and Dogs. ASPIS kills fleas and ticks in less than 24 hours; however, it is not affective against chewing lice or mites.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: fipronil: 0.29%
INERT INGREDIENTS: 99.71%