Frontline Spray (Merial)
Frontline Spray is a topical parasiticide treatment which combines quick acting and long lasting attributes to provide protection against infestations of fleas, ticks and chewing lice for dogs and cats older than 8 weeks. It is effective against adult fleas and tick species including brown dog ticks, American Dog ticks, lone star ticks, and deer ticks.
- Quick Acting: Kills nearly 100% of fleas within 24 hours of
- Long Lasting: Remains active for one month following
- Waterproof: Effective even after bathing your pet
- Mite Control: Aids in managing sarcoptic mange infestations
- Disease Protection: Eliminates ticks which can transmit
babesiosis, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted
fever, and haemobartonellosis. It also prevents flea allergy dermatitis.
- Reinfestation Prevention: Kills new adult fleas before they
have a chance to reproduce
How It Works
Frontline Spray is topically applied. The active ingredient, fipronil, is infused into the oil glands and hair follicles of the pet. This chemical binds to the nervous system of fleas and ticks on contact, swiftly killing them.
This solution remains active in the oil glands and hair follicles for one full month following a single application.
- Put on household gloves and situate yourself and your pet,
in a comfortable well ventilated area.
- Ensure your pet is dry before application
- Take the clear plastic cap off of the top of the bottle exposing the push-button nozzle.
- Holding the bottle upright, use one hand to ruffle your
pet’s fur, while spraying mist on its neck, shoulders, back, sides, legs, and
- Apply to the head and eye area by spraying Frontline Spray
into the palm of a gloved hand and rubbing the solution into the pet’s fur.
- Continue applying Frontline Spray until your pet’s fur is
damp. The right amount of Frontline Spray should be administered in accordance
with the size and coat of the pet. One to two pumps per pound is appropriate.
Pets with thick or long coats, those which suffer from flea allergy dermatitis,
or those with large amounts of fleas may require higher dosages.
- Do not get Frontline Spray in the eyes or mouth of your pet.
- Give hands a thorough wash with soap and water after use.
- Do not swallow or breathe in the spray.
- Do not allow contact with skin or eyes.
- Do not use on kittens or puppies less than 8 weeks of age.
- Seek a veterinarian before applying to sick, pregnant,
nursing, or old animals as well as any pet which is currently on other
- Do not apply to animals other than dogs and cats
- Do not apply Frontline Spray to pets younger than 8 weeks
- Pets may be sensitive or irritated by Frontline Spray. If
signs become more severe, consult a veterinarian.
- Frontline Spray is flammable
- Do not reuse the Frontline Spray Container
Where should I store Frontline Spray?
Frontline Spray should be stored in its original container, in a room temperature environment away from children, animals and food.
How should I dispose of Frontline Spray?
Consult your local department of waste disposal. Do not pour Frontline Spray down indoor or outdoor drains.
Do insects have to bite for Frontline Spray to be effective?
No. Fleas and ticks will die on contact with any pet which has been recently treated with Frontline Spray. This makes it Frontline Spray perfect for preventing instances of diseases like flea allergy dermatitis.
I have multiple dogs/cats. Should I give them all Frontline Spray?
Yes. Use Frontline Spray on all animals in the household at the same time to eliminate anywhere fleas can take refuge.
What Shampoo should I use if my pet is undergoing Frontline Spray treatment?
A soap-free shampoo which does not strip oils from your pet’s coat/skin is recommended to maintain the efficacy of Frontline Spray.
What is the difference between Frontline Spray and Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus, while topically applied, is not a spray-on solution. In addition Frontline Plus contains Fipronil and S-methoprene, whereas Frontline Spray only contains Fipronil. This gives Frontline Plus the added capability of killing flea larvae and eggs in addition to adult fleas.