FRONTLINE PLUS REVIEWS
Frontline Plus is a flea control product marketed and manufactured by the Merial company. Merial is amultinational company that specializes in animal health products. Merial is actually a joint venture company between Sanofi-Adventis and Merck & Co. Merial’s total global market shares equate to around 14%. Merial was first founded in 1997, and is now present in over 150 countries worldwide. In addition to producing Frontline flea control product, Merial is also responsible for manufacturing products such as Ivomec, Heartgard and Previcox. Merial is a member of the Lyon BioPole competitiveness cluster.
FRONTLINE PLUS PRODUCT INFORMATION
Frontline is applied by squeezing a small tube of the Frontline formula onto an animal’s back, usually between the shoulder blades. Unlike some other formulas, Frontline Plus only needs to be applied to a single spot on an animal’s skin in order to be effective. According to test result data, Frontline is able to kill 100% of all adult fleas on a pet’s skin within twelve hours after the initial application. In addition to this, Frontline Plus also works to break the flea’s life cycle, which helps to prevent future infestations. The only currently recorded side effect that is officially associated with application of Frontline brand flea control product is that there is a chance of skin irritation at the application site. This side effect is usually related to a pet having a certain sensitivity to the ingredients used in Frontline’s formula. The active ingredient in Frontline brand flea control products is cited as being Fipronil, a general-spectrum insecticide that acts on a flea’s central nervous system. Frontline Plus also contains S Methoprene, another insecticidal product commonly used in flea control products.
FRONTLINE PLUS FORMULAS
- FRONTLINE PLUS FOR DOGS - Frontline for dogs is currently available in four different specialized formulas, which are classified by a dog’s total weight. The available formulas are categorized by dogs up to 22 lbs, dogs from 23 – 44 lbs, dogs from 45 – 88 lbs, and dogs from 89 – 132 lbs. All of these formulas are available both in a 3 dose and a 6 dose package. The 3 dose package usually costs from $36 - $45, and the 6 dose package can cost anywhere from $68 to $82, depending on the retailer. All of these formulas contain both Fipronil (9.8% concentration) and S Methoprene (8.8% concentration). Inert ingredients make up approximately 81.4% of the Frontline for dogs formula.
- FRONTLINE PLUS FOR CATS -Frontline for cats is currently available in either a 3 dose or a 6 dose package. The 3 dose package costs from $35 - $46, and the 6 dose package usually costs from $62 to $70. The listed active ingredients are Fipronil (9.8% concentration) and S Methoprene (11.8% concentration). Inert ingredients make up approximately 78.4% of this formula. This formula should only be given to cats that are over eight weeks of age.
FRONTLINE PLUS CUSTOMER REVIEWS AND RATINGS
Customer reviews about the Frontline Plus brand of flea control products, while mostly positive, do cite some potential problems that some pet owners experienced with this product. Some customers listed that the product was only effective for one week, while others reported that it was effective for the full four weeks.
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