Dog Frontline for Cats?

BeardedLadyFarm

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Can I use my Frontline for dogs on my cat? I don't really want to buy another 3 pack just for the cat since I rarely have flea trouble, and this would be the last treatment of the year. I also don't want to harm the cat by using something harmful on her.

Just curious if anyone had veterinary medication knowledge out there.

Thanks!
 

ranchhand

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Read the labels carefully, I am fairly certain it is NOT a good idea. I'd tell you for sure but I'm out right now. Some vets will sell a single tube.

ETA, just did a quick Google search- apparently the ingredients are the same, but adjusting the dosage for the cat's size and metabolism can be tricky. I'd suggest you do a more in depth search and some reading first and decide for yourself.
 
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WhiteMountainsRanch

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Yes it is the same thing. Buy the largest frontline for dogs and put it in a vial, and get a syringe (w/o needle) for application. The dose is 0.5ml for cats.



DO NOT do this with advantage multi.
 

rebelcowboysnb

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There is a little diffrence in the ingredence for cats. From here http://cmfarm.us/D_FrontlinePlus.html There is a typo on the cat dose part I need to fix so lets look at the box its self.

Here is the cats box.
flp1.jpg


An here is the small dag box.
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If you look at the second ingredient there is 1/4th less of it in the cat dose so to be on the safe side when using the dog box I would take the cat dose an cut it by 1/4th. That would be .375 CC/ml

I'm sure you could probably get away with the normal cat dose of .5cc/ml but .375 would be playing it safe. I assume they changed the formula for a reason for cats.
 

jerseychix

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A vet here. DO NOT DO THIS unless you want to bring your cat to VHUP for livesaving measures due to toxicity issues. Frontline doesn't have an expiration date. Buy a box for the right weight for your cat, use that dose, and then use the rest of the box in the spring.
 

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