Frontline has been a regular household in the US for almost over 2 decades now. Merial, (now Boehringer-Ingelheim ) launched this product line in the 1990s with a vision to make the Pets flea and tick free. The product was received amazingly by the pet parents and very soon the Frontline product was recommended unanimously by most of the vets. Since its launch, the manufacturers have always improved the product line and came out with enhanced products. Currently, there are three frontline products- Frontline spray, Frontline Plus and Frontline top spot (original). Now as a pet parent it can be confusing as to which flea and tick killer you should buy? So, to help you in making the correct decision, Pet Care Supply has brought a thorough list of the pros and cons of each treatment.
- Frontline Top spot is easy to use the topical solution
- Started a revolution in the flea and tick control market with this spot on solution
- The spot-on contains Fipronil that is very effective in eliminating fleas for a complete one month
- Available for both cats and dogs
- This monthly treatment comes in a pipette and can be applied on pet’s skin directly
- Kills adult fleas within 24 hours
- Also terminates chewing lice
- Can be applied on pets of 8 weeks of age or older
- Aids in controlling flea allergy dermatitis
- Waterproof treatment, just wait for the solution to be absorbed by the skin
- It is effective on ticks but only for one or two weeks and that’s why it is only recommended for flea
- Frontline is the youngest member of the frontline family
- The treatment contains Fipronil and S-Methoprene
- The spot on not only kills fleas but also kills flea larvae, pupae, and flea eggs to break the flea life cycle
- An effective monthly flea treatment, frontline plus is suitable for both cats and dogs
- Kills 100% fleas within 12-24 hours of administration
- Also, It protects the pets from flea and tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain fever, and Flea Allergy Dermatitis
- Terminates ticks within 48 hours of infestation
- Acts for a complete one month
- Treats and controls chewing lice
- Waterproof and safe for pets of 8 weeks of age or more
- Because it is a topical treatment, you have to make sure that your pet stays away from the children for that day.
- Kills chewing lice
- Protects the pets against severe flea and tick infestations
- Efficiently controls sarcoptic mange infestations
- Effectively treats and controls Brown Dog ticks, paralysis ticks, and flea allergy dermatitis
- Waterproof solution
- Remains active for 12 weeks in dogs and 8 weeks in cats
- Eliminates 100% fleas within 24 hours of administration
- Suitable for both puppies and kittens of 2 days of age
- The treatment process with frontline spray is not as easier as it is with the other two products
As you can see that if compared all the three treatments have very similar effects apart from some dissimilarity. It was tough to find disadvantages of all the three products and maybe this is the reason they are still ruling the market.
So, if you have to choose one among 3 treatments, then you should first know your requirements-
- If you want a flea and tick treatment for pets younger than 8 weeks then Frontline spray is the only choice.
- And if you want flea and tick treatment for pets older than 8 weeks then Frontline Plus will be the best option.
- For indoor pets that don’t go outside very often, Frontline Top Spot will work
- For outdoors, Frontline Plus is the best treatment
- And, finally, if you want a long lasting treatment then you can also go for a frontline spray
Hopefully, the information was helpful to you please take care of one important parameter which is suitability. Choose those treatments that suit your pet’s skin and body.