How to Apply Frontline
Frontline has some great ways to enhance your efforts at Flea Control, but most of them come in the form of drops that you apply directly to your pets. These include Frontline Plus, and the Frontline Top Spot brand - a kind of flea drop that you can use on your pets. Basically, you squeeze a few drops of the product onto your dog or cat around the nape of the neck. It doesn't seem like much, but those couple of drops can give you effective flea control for an entire month. This is often much easier to use on your pets, especially if you have an animal that's reluctant to be treated - many pets get anxious or agitated when you try to spray them or give them a flea bath. Frontline's drops avoid this whole problem - Top Spot will let you just put a couple of drops on the animal, and they generally won't make too much of a fuss about it.
You should not bathe your pet within a few days of applying it. It is also a good idea to hold them down for a little bit after applying it if you can - petting them and keeping them from trying to get at it. They shouldn't be able to, but you don't want your pet rolling around or a cat specifically trying to clean it off.
Dosing Information: As with any flea control product, you need to weigh your pet first to figure out which version of Frontline to buy, because they are sold according to pet weight. The categories for dogs are: under 22 pounds, 23-44 pounds, 45-88 pounds, and 89-132 pounds. For cats, there isn't much weight variation and so there is only one product version for you to worry about.
Sources and Other Links:
http://frontline.us.merial.com/home/ - Official Home Page
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