I recently moved to an area that has a high number of fleas and ticks. Though this will not do anything for the ticks on cats it does a fantastic job of keeping the fleas away. I can tell when the 4 weeks is almost up as fleas will begin to appear. Though my cats do not enjoy me getting them wet putting this on them it is better than having fleas. I have flea collars on my cats that help with the ticks, but the collar alone does not manage the fleas. In areas that have a lot of parasites it is a good idea to at least give this product a try, you may be surprised how well it works.
Didn't work on my two cats.
I did extensive research on this before I spent the money to buy it because it's not exactly cheap. I read such raving reviews about how this product got rid of fleas within a day or two and that a person wouldn't even have to clean pet beds or anything because Frontline would kill the fleas as soon as they jumped on the cats. Well, my cats are indoors only, so I was shocked they even had fleas to begin with, but I have to assume that we carry them in on our clothes or shoes or whatever. Anyway, I went to buy some and I was kind of surprised to see that they don't have different doses for different sized cats, for one. I have one cat well over 10 pounds, because he is from a big breed, and I have a tiny, maybe 4 or 5 pounds soaking wet female cat. I balked a little at that at first, but decided to go ahead and try it because of all the good things I'd heard and read about it. Well, I used it and somehow, someway, it seemed to draw more fleas. My cats were never infested, and after putting this on them, it seemed to feed the fleas and there was more. It evened out a little bit after a day or so, but then I began to notice that it worked merely "okay" on my larger cat, but my poor female cat was basically infested. It's like they all jumped off of him and straight onto her. I knew I couldn't put anymore medicine on her, so I spent a lovely evening with tweezers, holding her and picking the fleas off of her face; since that's where they all seemed to congregate. After that, I proceeded to do more research and found another brand that had raving reviews as well, and tried it. But that's a whole other review. I know that I won't ever be buying this product again and I won't be recommending it to anyone I know either.
Frontline Kills the Fleas Repels the Ticks
My cat is an indoor/outdoor cat so I want to be sure that he does not have any fleas or ticks that might come into the house. As you know, fleas are difficult to get rid of so keeping them far away from my cat is a great deterrent from bringing them inside. I buy him Frontline Plus for cats. It is fast acting and kills ticks, fleas and flea eggs. it is liquid in a plastic tube that you cut the end off with a scissors then apply the liquid to the back of your cats neck. It immediately starts to kill the fleas and keeps them away. You are supposed to apply it each month. It has several tubes in the package. it costs about 23.00 for a box of three which is a three month supply. You cannot use it on cats that are less than 8 weeks old. Frontline remains effective even if you bathe your pet. I recommend this flea and tick treatment to any cat owner as it does the job of keeping your cat flea and tick free which is important for the health of your cat.
New Egypt, NJ
Relief for furry babies in 2 days!
I had adopted a kitten that had been one of a feral letter born in my neighbors yard. She had told me they had all been treated for fleas when they were 6 wks old, but I doubted it as within a couple of days my other cats began scratching & I could see the fleas running all through the poor little ones fur. I spoke to our vet who recommended a Frontline spray tjhat can be used on kittens as young as days old ( which terrified me!) but as my new little guy was 7 wks old I bought the Frontline for kittens & small cats. No trouble applying it, although on such a small little guy it left a bit of stiff hair behind the neck between the shoulders where I had applied it. The older ones,( 2 large hate anything being put anywhere on them unless it's a cat treat) I waited until they were asleep then did the quick gotcha before you know what hit ya technique. I had been seeing fleas on the adults by now & after washing their favorite blankets (yes they are spoiled) & treating their bedding , my area rugs & other fabric & where I thought fleas & eggs may be I began to notice less scratching, very few fleas visible & much more happy cats. I reapplied as the package directed 30 days later, kept their bedding clean, & vacuumed a bit more than usual but I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to any kind of insect critter in my house... We have been flea free for over a year now, I apply Frontline March - November in m,y New England climate, my cats don't go outdoors, & I believe the Frontline would also handle any ticks that found their way onto them. I recommend Frontline for flea control, & as with my experience, for kittens 8wks old to my adult 9 & 10 pounders.
I had two indoor cats, but somehow at one point they got fleas. I'm a neat freak and the thought of fleas on my pets or in my house was unacceptable. I "bombed" the house and used Frontline on the cats. I was concerned that the product might only kill most of the fleas, leaving survivors to continue to multiply, leaving me with an ongoing problem. But it worked beautifully and I never had a flea problem again! It is very easy to use. I just held my cats by the scruff of the neck, and then applied the drops as directed. The cats could feel the liquid on their skin and sometimes would struggle to get away, but most of the time it didn't bother them much. It only takes seconds. Some people may not like the price, but considering that it worked 100%, and it's not something you need to do daily or even weekly, I felt it was very convenient and effective, and well worth the price. After 14 and 16 years, my cats passed away, but if I were to get cats again, I would definitely use this product again.
My go to flea treatment for my rescue cats
As someone who fosters rescue cats regularly flea treatment is a necessity. I have tried several brands in attempts to find the one that is most effective for my cats. I have found that Frontline Plus for cats is the best brand for killing fleas and ticks and has been very effective for the many cats I have used it on.
First off, it is very convenient to use and only takes minutes. It also doesn't seem to negatively affect any cat I have ever used it on. With other brands my cats skin has become irritated or they began scratching. One brand I had picked up even caused a severe allergic reaction! This was not the case with Frontline Plus and the cats didn't even seem to know it was there. My cats comfort is foremost so this was a huge plus.
In addition, Frontline Plus has been the most effective for me. It kills both ticks and fleas adults and all tick life stages. Other brands only kill the adult ticks and fleas. This results in the reappearance of ticks as they mature. The most I have ever had to apply Frontline Plus is twice (waiting for the 30 days before reapplying) and that was for a very bad case of fleas. Otherwise the fleas/ticks have been eliminated after one application and never return (although all my cats are indoor so may not be exposed to ticks/fleas as much as outdoor cats).
Although Frontline Plus may be more expensive, it is worth it for the health, comfort, and safety of my cats.
Frontline for cats
This season has been so bad for fleas. I always use Frontline on my dog but never had to use it on my indoor cat until this year. Poor thing she started scratching and she was really miserable. I applied the Frontline directly to his skin..I had help from my husband as a cats hair is so thick that you will need one person to pull the hair away and one to apply the product. he has no adverse reactions and within about 24 hours I ran a flea comb through his hair and no more fleas! My vet say s that sometimes it could take longer and that it is important to have them stay on a monthly preventative program. I also went ahead and treated my home . I did not want to take any chances that any flea eggs had made there way into my home. I am glad that hopefully I caught this in time and hopefully we will not see any more fleas in our home. So all in all I would say that my experience was a very good one with this product.
A product I don't want to have to use
My veterinarian swears by Frontline and in 2012 I needed to battle fleas for the first time. So I got the frontline for my cats. We used it on our stray and TNR cats and it always worked on them without any problems so I felt it would be ok. However, one of my cats died one month after applying the Frontline because of an already existing flea infestation. My other cat was fine and he and it worked on getting rid of his fleas. I called Frontline and they explained that the animal needs to be mobile in order for the frontline to get distributed over the whole body. One cat was not too mobile and very old. So that made sense. I also told them that I waited the 5 days prior and after to bath but they did need to be bathed because they still had fleas. I used Dawn as I found out it would kill the fleas but only for a about a week. Frontline explained that Frontline will be deactivated by many other soaps and they never tested it with Dawn. So bottom line with this review. Yes it works if all else is in order. Yes I still have two doses of Frontline just in case I get another flea problem. Yes I have bought cat shampoo that will not deactivate the frontline so that I do not use the wrong shampoo. I will do a review on the shampoo next. Be careful with this product.
Ellwood City, PA
BEWARE OF SENSITIVITIES
Please be careful using this product. My cat that we found outside a few months ago got fleas, so we bought Frontline Plus for cats. She is 5 months old. We put it on her and a few hours later, she was panting, crying, itching, scratching, and hiding. She couldn't rest, she was drooling. I tried to put her in the bath to wash it off, but she ran. By the nightime she was a lot better, and by the next morning (today)she seems her normal self. Will find out later if it even killed the fleas, but it was scary.
For dogs there are lower formulas if they are small, med., or large, but for cats there is only one. So the same amount will be for a 5 month old kitten and a 10 year old large cat. Could have something to do with the dosing causing poisining.
so-so, but but nothing better
My cat is indoor and outdoor, so she keeps getting fleas no matter what we do indoors.
kills fleas and eggs, when it works
No need for stinky, itchy flea collar
So far it's the safest option...
Cat hates it, gets sick for a couple of days after
Doesn't work for 30 says, needs reapplication sometimes after 3 weeks (vet recommended)
We keep her locked in for a few hours after, so she can't go wash it off in the rain. Regular brushing and combing also helps, as well as vacuuming furniture.