Today I will be reviewing a very popular product by Merial called Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control for Dogs. You might have heard of it before and if not, then it is about time I tell you about it because this truly is essential if you want to keep fleas away from your pets and out of your home. I have been using this on my own dogs for years and the effect is undeniable. This is my first review of a specific product here on FleaBites.net and if you enjoy reading it and want more like this, it would mean a great deal to me if you share it on your favorite social media. Now for the review.
The product at a glance
What the Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control for Dogs does is kill disease carrying parasites like fleas and ticks on dogs and puppies. This spot treatment works on all stages of the fleas’ lifecycle, which basically means that it gets rid of eggs, larvae and adult fleas completely. Unlike many products in the category of spot treatment for fleas, Merial Frontline is completely waterproof so your pet can be bathed or even go swimming with it on. The product’s flea repelling action remains active for over a month.
How this product from Merial is different than its competitors
There are many flea repellents available in the market, from collars to pills to spot treatments. The Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control is a unique spot treatment that is quick and effective – the moment you apply it between the animal’s shoulder blades, you will start to see the fleas drop dead.
Being completely waterproof, it gives lasting protection against many different blood sucking parasites including fleas, lice, ticks etc. Unlike flea collars that need to be replaced if they get wet, the Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control is particularly useful on active dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors or in the pool or lake.
The active ingredient in Merial Frontline is Fipronil which has been tested rigorously since the early 1980s and has been deemed one of the safest insecticides for use on household pets for effective parasite control. Unlike organophosphates (a class of insecticide that many other products contain), Fipronil does not harm pets or cause convulsions or vomiting. Also, many flea control products in the market are known to contain Permethrin which is a proven neurotoxin. The FDA is now advising pet owners to use such products with great caution. Frontline on the other hand is a safe insecticide which is absorbed in the pets’ oil glands and hair follicles, making the skin toxic to the fleas. The fleas simply drop dead when they come in contact with it and the product does all this without harming the pet.
Many users have had great results with it
If you are a genuine dog lover, then your pet is your life.
Naturally, you would want to give it the best without any compromises. If you have evaluated various flea products but have been dissatisfied with the results, then the Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control is the last spot treatment you will try. Not only are genuine customers who have tried the product known to be extremely satisfied with the results, they have also assured other users of its safety, especially when it is administered as per the vet’s instructions (and based on the pet’s body weight).
Contraindications of Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control
Recent reviews from several uses of Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control indicated that many similarly packaged products were sold on online retail stores. Naturally, these fake products did not work as expected and some were even dangerous and toxic to the pets. Needless to say, you must be careful when purchasing the product and source it from reputed vendors only. This will prevent you from receiving counterfeit products that are very similar looking to the original, but potentially harmful to your pets. Secondly, there are certain size and weight classes, so make sure you choose the right product for your dog or puppy.
Also, make sure that you observe your pet carefully after administering Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control or any other flea treatment product. There are some contraindications of using these products, though these are extremely rare and the product is generally considered very safe. Here are some symptoms to look for:
- Excessive drooling
- Confusion and in-coordination
- Temperature, indication of body ache
If these occur, contact your vet immediately. Also bathe the pet using a mild shampoo and have the pet checked out by your vet.
What are customers saying about Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control?
Overall, customers have given very positive reviews for this product. The average rating for it is 4 out of 5, which is great considering the fact that there are many similar competitors vying for pet owners’ attention and 5000+ customers have already reviewed it.
Yes! More than 5000 customers have reviewed the product and here are some opinions:
“Your safest bet for a product you wish you didn’t need!”
“Five star product”
“Extremely happy with my purchase”
The Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control is a spot treatment that you simply apply between your dog’s shoulder. Your dog/puppy won’t even notice it is there and you will start seeing the fleas dying out as soon as you apply it. The treatment lasts for nearly a month and it is highly recommended to all pet owners, especially those living in wooded areas that are full of ticks and fleas. Nearly 92% of reviewers have recommended the Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control so if you are upset by your dog’s or puppy’s relentless scratching or want to prevent flea infestations in your home, then do try this product out; you will be glad you did. As I mentioned in the beginning of this review, I use this product on my own dogs and they have been flea free for several years now, so I can definitely vouch for this product.