Frontline Flea and Tick question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Camelot Farms, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I know this sounds extremely 'cheap' but hopefully you understand.

    I have 2 vials of Frontline for medium size dogs in my cabinet but of course, its my cat that has a flea issue right now.
    Can I take he dog Frontline and just put a couple of drops on the cat?

    I really dont have the 40$ to go buy a box of cat Frontline. [​IMG]
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Frontline-for dogs and cats 8 weeks and older. Give once monthly.
    Cats (all sizes): 0.5cc
    Dogs 0-22#: 0.67cc
    Dogs 23-44#: 1.34cc
    Dogs 45-88#: 2.68cc
    Dogs >89#: 4.02cc
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    You rock BareFootFarm!!

    Off to find my syringe!

    Thank you!!!!!
     
  4. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Anybody else needing more formulas or advice on this should check out the book "How To Afford Veterinary Care Without Mortgaging The Kids"...it's a good book loaded with good information for those of us who don't want to get railroaded when we visit the vet. The vet that wrote is sounds like he really has it together and I wish for the love of everything on two or four legs he would publish a similar book for equine or avian/poultry.
     
  5. Nana2KJS

    Nana2KJS Chicks-n-Ahs

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    Are you sure the formulas are the same?! Some of the ones made for dogs are NOT to be used on cats. They metabolize things differently and could actually be harmed more than helped. What about a bath?
     
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  6. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought that Frontline for Dogs was not safe for cats, you have to purchase specifically the Frontline for cats.
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I thought that Frontline for Dogs was not safe for cats

    It's all Fipronil.
    The only difference is how much you use

    When you apply FRONTLINE, fipronil, the active ingredient, is stored in the oil glands under your pet's skin. It is then distributed continuously to the skin and hair of your pet through the hair follicles.

    http://frontline.us.merial.com/prd_how.asp
     
  8. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cats are VERY sensitve and I worked as a vet assist. for 9 years and would NEVER put canine frontline on a cat. I have seen cats die from people putting other flea and tick products ment for dogs onto their cats. It is very dangerous.
     
  9. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, that is what I thought also.

    Love my Critters! :

    Cats are VERY sensitve and I worked as a vet assist. for 9 years and would NEVER put canine frontline on a cat. I have seen cats die from people putting other flea and tick products ment for dogs onto their cats. It is very dangerous.​
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

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    I have seen cats die from people putting other flea and tick products

    That may be true with "other" products.
    This thread is about Frontline and it's actve ingredient, Fipronil

    http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=0+1303+1463&aid=1419

    Fipronil is a topical insecticide. It kills adult fleas and larvae, ticks, and chewing lice. It comes in two forms, a liquid that is applied to the skin along the back of dogs and cats, or a spray. If ingested, may see drooling. If irritation at the application site lasts for more than several hours, contact your veterinarian. Some animals may become hypersensitive (allergic) to fipronil.​
     

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