Does Frontline Plus make dogs itch?
The ingredient in FRONTLINE Spot On and FRONTLINE Plus that kills fleas makes them hyperactive before they die. So you may see fleas come to the surface of your pet’s coat and your pet might feel a bit more itchy than usual until those fleas are killed.
What can I use instead of frontline?
One Frontline alternative is to switch to another topical product. Another alternative is to supplement the topical product with another product that works internally, such as Capstar. Based on the research conducted for our Flea Control book, however, we believe the best alternative is a natural one.
What are the side effects of frontline for dogs?
If it is ingested, consult your veterinarian immediately. Topically applied, Frontline sometimes causes irritation around the spot of application. Some dogs have experienced rashes, diarrhea, vomiting and seizures, but these side effects were typically caused by ingestion. Fipronil is a suspected human carcinogen and endocrine disruptor.
Is there an alternative to frontline for dogs?
Alternative Treatments. While Frontline has been a successful treatment for flea infections without problems in many dogs, if you are concerned about putting chemicals on your dog, alternative therapies are available. Some essential oils, such as lavender and eucalyptus, have been successful at repelling fleas.
When does the side effects of Frontline Plus Go Away?
The symptoms go away within a month. When the dose of Frontline is repeated, the dog develops an ear infection that improves after about six months, but never goes away. The dog dies from liver cancer two years later. This is a typical story about Frontline Plus that led Dr Jennifer Ramelmeier to change the way she looked at the treatment.
Are there any side effects of fipronil for dogs?
Side Effects of Fipronil (Frontline) for Dogs. One of the most popular canine flea control products is Frontline for dogs. Fipronil, a chemical insecticide, is the primary active ingredient in the various Frontline products. While promoted as generally safe, it can have some negative effects on a variety of your dog’s systems.
Are there any side effects to Frontline Plus for dogs?
Frontline Plus Side Effects. Not all pets are the same and some might act adversely in spite of proper dosage and application. As with all medicines, it is possible that your pet will be allergic to one of the ingredients used in Frontline Plus and have an allergic reaction when exposed to the medicine.
What to do if your dog is allergic to frontline?
You may need to call a professional exterminator if the fleas are in your house. Treating the dog just won’t be enough. Also, be careful about using more than one product at a time to treat the dog, it might be too much, remember they are pesticides and the Frontline is still in his bloodstream. Adverse reactions are possible.
What are the most common skin allergies in dogs?
Skin allergies, called allergic dermatitis, are the most common type of allergic reactions in dogs. There are three main causes of skin allergies in dogs: Flea allergy dermatitis is an allergic reaction to fleabites. Some dogs are allergic to flea saliva.
When to take a break from frontline for dogs?
If Frontline is your choice for flea control, consider taking a 3 to 6 month break during low flea infestation periods to allow your dog’s body to rid itself of any toxic build up that may have occurred. This will help to avoid the potential of any problems arising from the fipronil.