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13-08-2010, 12:21 PM   #1

Double dose of Frontline - safe?


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13-08-2010, 12:27 PM   #2

Re: Double dose of Frontline - safe?


I'd ring the vet and ask them quite honestly I would have thought though, that the 12 hours will be ok (i.e. your dog is still covered with that first dose), coz the dogs are allowed to be bathed and go in water after a certain period of time, when it's dried (the area you put it on I mean). These flea treatments can be quite potent, so I wouldn't want to risk it personally, but maybe a vet would know? Good luck.



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13-08-2010, 12:28 PM   #3

Re: Double dose of Frontline - safe?


It has to be 7 days until the next dose regardless of whether they got wet or not. Also it has to be 48 hours before they can go into water and not have to re-apply.002:



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13-08-2010, 12:32 PM   #4

Re: Double dose of Frontline - safe?


I wouldn't risk it without vet advice. I don't use Frontline but I know with Ivermectin (flea treatment used for small animals), you can overdose it and it can have some very nasty, even fatal side effects, such as paralasys. It's effectively a poison so too much is dangerous.



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14-08-2010, 01:38 PM   #5

Re: Double dose of Frontline - safe?


Thanks for all your advice everyone, I will give the vets a ring xx



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14-08-2010, 03:25 PM   #6

Re: Double dose of Frontline - safe?


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Originally Posted by krlyr
I wouldn't risk it without vet advice. I don't use Frontline but I know with Ivermectin (flea treatment used for small animals), you can overdose it and it can have some very nasty, even fatal side effects, such as paralasys. It's effectively a poison so too much is dangerous.
fipronil(frontline is non-systemic and is comletely different to ivermectin.

if your dog has had a swim and been hosed down within 48 hours it should be re applied
mind u it would be no biggie if you waited a few days either



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14-08-2010, 04:06 PM   #7

Re: Double dose of Frontline - safe?


Cat fleas will hide in your carpet, so I`d recommend doing the house with a spray as well. You could use a flea comb on your dogs instead?



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