Written by Beth Hrusch
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Flea Control for Your Pet

Frontline, created by the Merial Company, is the #1 vet-recommended flea control product on the market. The active ingredient Fipronil kills fleas, their larvae and eggs. Frontline works by attaching to the oil glands to kill fleas as they come into contact with your pet. This method makes it waterproof, and also allows for application only once a month.

The Need for Flea Prevention

Fleas and ticks can be a major source of misery for your dog or cat. Not only do they cause your pet to bite and scratch, they also transmit serious diseases such as Lymes disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Uncontrolled infestation can lead to allergy dermatitis and secondary infections.

Frontline kills fleas and their larvae and eggs on contact with your pet's coat, thus preventing future generations of fleas from hatching on your dog or cat. Fleas are killed within 18 hours of treatment. Ticks are killed within 48 hours.

Three Forms of Protection

Frontline protection comes in three forms--pre-measured packets, topical liquid and spray. Each application lasts for about one month, and all are safe to use on even small puppies and kittens. Your veterinarian can help you decide which Frontline product is right for your pet, whether you are looking for outdoor flea control or you are dealing with home infestation. Breaking the flea life cycle equals greater comfort and quality of life for your dog or cat.

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