Q. Should I give my dog HEARTGARD Plus year-round
to prevent heartworm disease?
A. Yes. Mosquitoes, which are responsible for transmitting heartworm
disease, survive all year. This makes monthly prevention important. It is simple
to protect your dog with HEARTGARD Plus, a once-a-month tasty beef chewable from
Merial. HEARTGARD Plus also treats and controls roundworm and hookworm.
Q. What is FRONTLINE®?
A. FRONTLINE® comes from a new family of insecticides. It contains
an innovative molecule (Fipronil) which is effective against ectoparasites in animals.
Q. How does FRONTLINE® work?
A. FRONTLINE® affects specifically the nervous system of ticks
and fleas leading to their paralysis and death. However, mammals (dogs, cats, humans,...),
remain totally unaffected by its action. This explains FRONTLINE's excellent safety
in relation to other insecticides available in the market.
Q. Can I use FRONTLINE® on the cat or small
A. Yes! As a result of its extreme safety, FRONTLINE ® can
be used in cats and very small dogs ( Chihuahua, Yorkshire terrier,...)
Q. Can I treat puppies and kittens?
A. Yes! FRONTLINE® has been tested on puppies as early as 2
days old and on kittens as early as 7 weeks old.
Q. How long does FRONTLINE® protect against
re-infestations by fleas and ticks?
A. In dogs, the duration of action of FRONTLINE® is 2 to 3
months against fleas and 1 month against ticks. In cats, its duration of action
against fleas is 6 weeks.
Q. How often should I treat my dog with FRONTLINE®
to prevent tick infestation?
A. You should treat your dog with FRONTLINE® every month to
obtain satisfactory protection. If your dog is subjected to high risks of infestation,
you may treat it once every three weeks. If you see fleas on your dog after it has
been treated, they've been picked up from the environment after FRONTLINE was applied
and they'll be killed.
Q. How often should I treat my dog to prevent flea
A. This will depend on the severity of the infestation of your
dog (whether covered with fleas or otherwise). We should take into account the possible
risks that your dogs can be re-infested: the presence of other animals in your dog’s
immediate environment, presence of stray animals, a garden, and adverse weather
conditions like hot and humid climate. You should treat your dog:
• Every three months, if it lives in an environment with low or moderate risk of
• Every two months, if it lives in an environment with a high risk of infestation.
Q. How often should I treat my cat to prevent flea
A. Because of their instinctive behaviour, cats are more easily
infested by fleas than dogs. Hence, we recommend that you treat your cat once every
Q. Is FRONTLINE® safe?
A. With FRONTLINE®, your safety is assured. Furthermore, the
droplet size of FRONTLINE® Spray is larger than those found in traditional aerosol
sprays therefore preventing the risk of inhalation by you or your pet.
FRONTLINE® is non allergenic. Your children can play with your pet after it
has been treated with FRONTLINE® but it is preferable to wait until the fur