What is Frontline Plus?
Frontline Plus is a leading brand of flea and tick treatment manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim and sold across the world. Two active ingredients, Fipronil and S-methoprene, are combined to create a spot-on product that protects against fleas and ticks for one month after application.
Frontline Plus is the most advanced formula within the Frontline range of flea and tick treatments. Frontline Plus application will kill adult fleas, as well as preventing new adults from emerging by inhibiting the development of eggs, larvae and pupae. Ticks and biting lice infestations can also be treated with Frontline Plus.
How does Frontline Plus work?
Frontline Plus contains a combination of two active ingredients, Fipronil and S-methoprene, this combination of treatments targets different stages of the flea life-cycle, improving efficacy. Fleas and ticks are killed within 24hours of contact with a treated pet.
Fipronil targets adult fleas and ticks, it works by affecting the central nervous system and creating irregular uncontrolled activity before death. For this reason adult fleas may become more visible prior to death as the fipronil causes irregular movement and fleas are seen to ‘dance’ and lose their instinct to hide.
S-Methoprene is an insect growth regulator and works by inhibiting the development of immature stages of insects. It works by mimicking juvenile hormones, causing impaired development and death of the immature flea. S-Methoprene prevents the contamination of the treated pet’s environment with the immature stages of fleas.
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Written by Lindsay Rose MA VetMB CertAVP CertVBM MRCVS