Return to the Pets Forum | Post a Follow-Up

New Frontline

Posted by beagle_nc (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 27, 12 at 17:12

Has anyone tried it?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: New Frontline

There is no "new frontline" but frontline's patent has expired and generic flea/tick control products containing the same active ingredient (fipronil) are now on the market. I've used one of these generics (fiproguard) on my dogs, and it has performed the same as frontline brand (because they are the same). Fipronil is fipronil.

RE: New Frontline

There are a variety of healthier options for flea and tick control. Pesticides can sometimes cause more harm than good. Essentials oils are excellent. Lemongrass, lemon, lavender, and eucalyptus all repel fleas and ticks. Lemongrass repels mosquitoes very well.

Drop about 2 drops of lemongrass therapeutic grade essential oil on the dogs collar. For full body coverage put a carrier oil, such as almond oil, and drop about 5 drops of 2 or more of the above essential oils. works like a charm!

RE: New Frontline

Thanks for the replies. The new frontline has tritak in the name, supposed to kill fleas faster.
Laceymarie, where do you get the essential oils from?

RE: New Frontline

As a veterinarian I see a LOT more essential oil toxicity (particularly in cats) than Frontline toxicity (which I have never seen once, though heard of in rabbits). Not only can marked skin irritations occur, but some cats actually get quite ill if essential oils are applied to their skin and they groom any of it off of them (causes a lot of vomiting, depression and can supposedly cause much worse, though I have not seen a cat die of these products). Also, I have not noticed any effectiveness with most in repelling fleas (seen some pretty stinky dogs, reeking in Eucalyptus oils, covered with fleas still). I cannot speak for repelling ticks, but ticks are notoriously more difficult to repel than fleas so I suspect they are nearly as useless for that purpose as well.

RE: New Frontline

lzddr, my first thought was omg I hope people don't think it's ok to put essential oil on their pet's collars. Thanks for posting your take on it.

laceymarie, I agree that flea/tick meds aren't something we want to apply to our pets, in fact I only use flea preventative when absolutely necessary. But essential oils applied directly to a collar, esp. undiluted, can be quite dangerous. According to this website, cats are extremely susceptible to poisoning.

This website reminds us that natural remedy's can & do build up in a pet's body over time, so every time an owner applies them, they're increasing the load on their pet.

I did see many more articles promoting the use of essential oils/natural treatments, but all were selling their product too. Folks, PLEASE do your own research on what you're going to put in or in your pet's body, they don't get a choice here.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Pets Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here