Flea and Tick Treatment With Frontline Plus for Cats

Frontline cat's flea medication effectively kills fleas in all four stages of development. Frontline plus flea control for cats is a non-prescription drug that may also be used on kittens. It's important to understand how fleas and ticks harm your cat, so that you treat her before she contracts severe illnesses.

All cats are susceptible to cat fleas and ticks. They are parasites that burrow under your pet's skin and suck on their blood to thrive. The most commonly known flea that infects both cats and dogs is Ctenocephalides felis.

Four Stages of Fleas:

  • Egg
  • Larva
  • Pupa
  • Adult

Four Stages of Ticks:

  • Egg
  • Larvae
  • Nymph
  • Adult

Ticks and fleas are known to transmit several dangerous diseases. Frontline plus kills fleas within 18 hours of application and ticks within 24 hours. It also contains an insect growth regulator that kills both flea larvae and flea eggs and thus breaks the flea life cycle.

Fleas and Ticks Frontline Plus Combats:

  • The American dog tick
  • The brown dog tick
  • The lone star tick
  • The deer tick

Frontline Plus for cats contains fipronil (9.8 percent) and s-methoprene (11.8 percent). Fipronil is a broad spectrum insecticide that destroys the central nervous system of fleas and ticks. S-methoprene is an insect growth regulator. Contents of one applicator of Frontline plus may be used once a month on cats and kittens over 8 weeks of age. Frontline plus for cats is a spot on formula that's very convenient to administer. The medication should be applied to a single spot on the skin between your pet's shoulder blades. It usually takes nearly 24 hours to dry out.

Common Diseases Transmitted by Fleas and Ticks:

  • Rocky mountain spotted fever
  • Lyme disease
  • Haemobartonellosis
  • Tularemia
  • Tick paralysis
  • Tapeworms
  • Anemia

If you find your cat biting and scratching her skin, it's likely she has a flea infection. Use a flea comb to detect infection. Dark brown spots or flea excreta on the comb will indicate flea infection in your cat. Along with Frontline plus flea medication, it's important to keep your surroundings clean. Flea eggs and larvae not only exist on your cat's body but also in her bedding and carpets. Medication used on your cat will exclusively kill fleas and ticks present on her body. However, your pet stands a chance of re-infection if fleas and flea eggs are present in the environment.

Frontline Plus shouldn't be reapplied within 30 days of use. Your pet may experience temporary irritation where it's applied. If your pet has been prescribed medication for another illness, consult your vet before you administer frontline plus on your cat. Make sure the product doesn't come in contact with your skin, eyes or clothing. Read the package instructions carefully and contact the vet emergency care if you suspect an overdose.