One constant annoyance dog owners face is the threat of fleas and ticks.
Among the many flea and tick solutions out there is Frontline Plus for Dogs. After you purchase Frontline for Dogs, the next step is to know how to apply it right.
If you’ve never done it before or may need a refresher, this article is for you. In no time, your dog will be breathing relief from this parasites.
Step one – The Frontline Plus you purchase should of course match the type and weight of your dog.
As you search online, you will see that this treatment offers variants for both cats and dogs, and weight categories for each type.
Any dog supply store would probably have this available.
Step two – Be sure to go over the contents, which should include an applicator: open it and use its contents on your dog’s back portion (back of the head, to be exact).
That spot must be lower than neck level.
This is so that the dog won’t be capable of licking the solution from his fur.
Step three – After using up the tube, be sure to not let your dog get wet for an entire day.
That much time is needed for the solution to be thoroughly absorbed by the dog’s skin.
As a reminder, the solution must be used between the shoulder blades.
Remember it has to be on the skin, not just the fur. Skin absorption is vital. The treatment will remain effective after the 24 hour wait, since the skin has absorbed it: yes the dog can get wet after that.
Twenty four hours after the application means the dog can take baths and get wet.
Contraindication to keep in mind
The package insert that comes with Frontline for Dogs is vital, so do set aside some time to read it, including the contraindications.
This treatment is indeed effective but there are dogs with conditions and it will either be harmful or ineffective to use Frontline on them. These include puppies under eight weeks old, dogs that are pregnant, nursing, severely old or are under medication for some other illness or condition.
Your dog might also be overlooking some factors that may contribute to your dog’s scratching problem.
These include allergic reactions to ingredients in food, or to something in the surroundings that your dog regularly comes into contact with. Your dog might need oral supplements or even antibiotics for these conditions.
But then again, only a check up with the vet can tell whether your dog needs these extras.