You’ve heard about so many different types of flea-killing methods:
From serums to powders to collars, it can be overwhelming for a pet owner to make a decision on how to get rid of the fleas that cause such painful bites to your canine friend.
Among all the top flea and tick products on the market, one name seems to come up over and over again among consumers…
This name-brand product is constantly recommended by veterinarians and pet owners alike, but does it live up to its hype?
Check out our in-depth product review to see what we conclusions we came too…
Since it hit the market, Frontline Plus has consistently delivered results to its customers in the way of eliminating existing fleas on dogs and cats, as well as preventing new fleas from taking your pet as a host.
When a consumer uses this product over others, there’s a certain peace of mind in knowing that the results they want will almost always follow.
This is due to Frontline’s status as a front-runner in the marketplace, which came originally from its ability to zap fleas from pets and homes.
While Frontline Plus tends to be on the pricier side, the benefits that this particular flea medication provide are obvious.
With two active ingredients, this product works very well to kill adult fleas while at the same time disrupt the reproductive cycle of fleas and ticks.
According to reviews around the web, many users are happy to pay a bit more to ensure that their dogs and cats remains flea-free.
If you have a dog want to learn more specifically about dog tick medicines, check out this guide.
Today’s Homeowner Rating
Although a little pricey, Frontline Plus is a premium flea and tick treatment that any pet owner should have.
When evaluating products, we use five criteria:
- Company Reputation
- Active Ingredient
- Easy Of Use
- Pet and Child Safety Rating
- Overall Effectiveness
Reputable Company/Customer Service:
The manufacturer of Frontline Plus is Merial, a producer of animal health products that was founded in 1997 and headquartered in Lyon, France.
They have a global span of product distribution, and specialize in vaccines for animals from livestock to household pets.
They were recently entangled in a lawsuit with competitor PetArmor over the creation of their flea products. It appears as though nothing serious had occurred as both companies are still operating.
One thing that we did really like about Frontline Plus is their “Satisfaction Plus Guarantee”.
If you’re not satisfied with your Frontline Plus product, Frontline will replace it and/or schedule a professional exterminator to come in and treat your home. The only thing is you’ll have need to have received the product from a licensed veterinarian.
Frontline Plus has made a name for itself on the market by using the combined power of two chemical ingredients instead of one.
- Fipronil to attack and eliminate adult fleas
- S-Methoprene as an IGR (insect growth regulator) to hinder the growth of eggs and larvae
When these two ingredients work together, fleas are taken out at each stage of the life cycle, resulting in more concentrated flea elimination on your pet.
Ease of Use:
This mostly depends on your cat or dog’s personaility.
It’s imperative that your four-legged friend is still during the application process, which entails parting its fur in a line down the middle of its back, along the spine.
It may take two people to complete the job if your pet is wriggling around: one person to hold the fur parted in the middle, and one person to actually apply the serum along the line of exposed skin.
After a few drops are made and the container is empty, this treatment will last for 30 days.
Overall, this product is easy to use.
Is This Pet and Child Safe?
It’s highly important to make sure that you’re buying the right solution that corresponds to your dog’s or cat’s weight or you’ll be in for some not so good side effects.
If you purchase the formula for a larger pet, it may be too concentrated and burn your pet’s skin and have other negative side effects such as…
That being said, Frontline Plus does have some regular side effects such as hair loss at the site of application or skin irritation.
Here’s a quick video with a little bit more information.
This product should be kept away from children, as it can be significantly harmful if they get it in their eyes, or ingest it.
This product works as advertised, and hold itself up to expectations from previous customers.
But it is expensive…
Once you treat your pet with this solution, you can generally expect that the fleas and ticks will die off and stay away, provided you give you apply the treatment on a regular monthly basis.
The price is within the top tier of what you might pay for a standard flea drop treatment, but then again, this is a top-tier product in terms of effectiveness.
How Does It Compare Against Competitors?
In this section, we like to look at a couple other products in the same category. Check out our guide to how Frontline Plus holds up in the face of other products below.
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