If you have multiple size dogs, it is cheaper to split a large tube or two of Frontline to cover them all, than it would be to buy a smaller tube for each of them.
Today I bought two large tubes of Frontline plus and used one on the large dog and split one among the smaller dogs based on the measurement of the 100 pound tube. That would mean that the amount to put on the shoulder of the dogs are as follows:
And so on.
For some reason the Frontline spray stopped working on the dogs and I went and did this today. They are feeling much better even if it takes 24 hours to totally work.
It is much cheaper this way. You just have to find a bottle to put it in and a cheap medicine syringe that are free at most drug stores, do the math or have someone else do it, and keep it out of the reach of children. You have to keep records also of when you do their shoulders with it. I don't know if it is safe to use Frontline plus for dogs on cats, probably not.
By Robyn Fed
Editor's Note: Measurements are approximate and not intended to be used as a guide. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for this any any pet treatments.
Excellent idea! With 2 dachshunds, one a mini and one a standard I've always bought the 2 different sizes. I'm going to start doing it your way. Will be so much cheaper!
Check on E-bay for either Frontline or Advantage for your smaller pets, there are people selling Kits with a vial for storage and the syringe to apply it and directions with the correct dosages already calculated for you at really reasonable cost. I found this after spending nearly $50 for Frontline for our 2 cats and then having it not work. I bought the large sized Advantage for dogs(same medicine as cats use) and got 10 applications for the cost of just $16.00. And they are both flea free!
It may also be possible that your dogs are not processing the frontline like they have done for some time. My vet said that at times you need to change the product you use, which was what happened to us. If the liquid works without the dogs becoming sluggish that is great, although she said sometimes one will lick the neck of another and become droopy, so if this ever happens, you will have an idea what caused it. We did switch to a pill that is chewable, called comfortis, and her pill is for a 10.1# To 20# dog, so we will cut one so that we use 1/2 of one, saving quite a bit over time.
This does work! I've been doing it for my 7lb poodle for 3 years and no fleas yet. I buy the 100lb Frontline and administer 0.6cc between her shoulder blades.
I have used all sorts of these applications and I think my favorite is advantage now. I have also figured out something else. If you don't split the hairs on the back, and show the skin, before you apply it, it wont work as well. I tried the comfortis and I was not sure it was what I had hoped for. Different dogs like different things, so mine like the advantage now, and I buy it in the large size also to save money.
Also an added note, if you are feeding cheap food, where there is not any real meat in the first four ingredients listed, and not meat by products, which is not real meat, then the lack of health in the dog will cause more fleas to attack it than if it were healthy. I started buying a brand that is twenty dollars a bag as opposed to the ten dollar bag I was using, not only do they eat less, and get more nutrients, it is cheaper in the long run on vet bills. It takes about 8-12 weeks to see an improvement after changing the diet, at least it has for our dogs.
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