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Published on May 31st, 2012 | by Debbie Martin

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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Applying Frontline Cats

Frontline Cats is one of the most effective ways that you can stop a flea infestation on your cat’s fur because it will kill all of the fleas within 24 to 28 hours. However, it is important to apply this product properly and avoid these common mistakes.

Some of these mistakes will make the treatment less effective and others can actually cause damage to your cat. Here are a few of the most important mistakes to avoid when applying Frontline Cats.

Using a Product for Dogs instead of Cats

Some people think that using any flea medicine is OK for treating their cats, even if the medicine is designed for dogs. This is a very bad idea, because cat and dog flea medicines contain different ingredients and the ones which are designed for dogs can be toxic to felines. If you use a dog flea treatment on your cat you can make it very ill and even kill it. Be sure to use Frontline Cats which is specifically formulated for felines.

Letting the Cat Lick Itself

Cats are naturally inclined to lick their fur to keep it clean and when you apply any type of topical medication this is the first thing that they will want to do. However, not only will this reduce the effectiveness of the medicine it will also cause them to become sick from ingesting chemicals. After you apply Frontline Cats, prevent your cat from licking itself in any way possible such as putting a cone-shaped collar on it or distracting it until the medicine dries.

Forgetting to Wash the Cat’s Bedding

Fleas are very persistent animals and they will stay alive on the bedding of your cat and re-infect the animal after you have treated it with Frontline Cats. The only way to make sure that the fleas are gone for good is to thoroughly clean all of the bedding and fabric that your cat has been in contact with. Vacuum all upholstery, clean the carpet and if the infestations keep occurring you might even need to hire an exterminator for a professional home treatment.

Using Too Much Product

When you buy Frontline Cats it will be divided into individual vials, one for each treatment. Follow the instructions very carefully and do not try to use more vials than is recommended. Using more than the required amount does not make the treatment more effective and can actually be harmful to your cat.

These are just a few of the mistakes when applying Frontline Cats which could affect the results of the treatment or cause your cat problems. Be sure to avoid these errors when applying the treatment to your own pet.

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About the Author

Debbie Martin has worked at Beeston Animal Health for over five years, having previously worked as a nurse in equine and small animal practice. Although generally involved with aspects of marketing these days and putting her psychology degree to good use, she still has a great depth of up to date knowledge in all creatures great and small. Debbie lives at home with her partner and two children and spends much of her spare time looking after her horses, dogs and cats or at the home farm with the cows, sheep and turkeys.



One Response to Avoid These Common Mistakes When Applying Frontline Cats

  1. Are you supposed to use a whole vial? I thought you were only supposed to use a single drop on the neck.

    You always see posts online about how Frontline killed their cat, whether its a legitimate review or just a competitor trying to coax people away from buying a good product, nobody really knows because the internet is full of stupid people. My vet has used it on our cats at times and we’ve never noticed any side effects.

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