For Those Using Frontline

By | July 13, 2011

As some of you know we have recently been having some issues with fleas. NO FUN! I tried everything: shampoos, sprays, collars, drops, even some homeopathic methods – but nothing seemed to work. Teeny and Tootsie were beginning to scratch themselves raw in some places. Finally I threw in the towel and called our vet for advice.

At our appointment, I asked the vet why our Frontline had failed us and asked how the problem gotten so out of control so fast. Our vet said that MANY people are coming in saying that they have noticed Frontline either isn’t working as well as it used to, or isn’t working at all. She told us the makers of Frontline swear the fleas are not working up a resistance to it, but she is not sure if she believes them because of so many cases similar to ours. All you have to do is Google “Frontline Stopped Working” and you will see how many people are saying the same thing.

We took our dogs off Frontline and have put them on Trifexis, a monthly pill that contains both flea/tick and heartworm preventative. We also had pest control company come out and bomb our house and yard, which meant all of us – both dogs and both humans – had to find a way to be out of the house for 6 hours. Not an easy task! So far it has been working well and we seem to be flea free. Paws crossed!

If your pooches are on Frontline to help protect them for fleas, just be aware that in many cases it is no longer working. Just wanted to pass along the information so you can all make informed decisions! 🙂