How long does it take frontline topical to work?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

Frontline Plus is a popular and effective topical flea and tick treatment for pets. One of the most common questions pet owners have is how long it takes for Frontline Plus to work.

Frontline Plus is designed to start working quickly to eliminate fleas and ticks on your pet. Within 18 hours of contact with your pet, Frontline Plus will kill all existing fleas. This means that if your pet already has fleas, you should start to see a significant reduction in the number of fleas on their body within this time frame.

When it comes to ticks, Frontline Plus is slightly slower to take effect. It typically takes about 48 hours for Frontline Plus to kill all ticks after they come in contact with your pet. This means that if your pet already has ticks, you may still see them on their body for a couple of days after applying Frontline Plus.

It’s important to note that Frontline Plus covers your pet’s entire body within 24 hours of application. This is because Frontline Plus spreads on your pet’s body through a process called translocation. This means that it moves across the skin and hair follicles to provide full coverage and protection against fleas and ticks.

To ensure the best results, it’s important to apply Frontline Plus correctly. Start by parting the fur between your pet’s shoulder blades and apply the entire contents of the Frontline Plus tube directly onto the skin. Make sure to apply it in a spot where your pet cannot lick it off. Avoid bathing your pet for at least 48 hours after applying Frontline Plus to allow it to fully spread and work effectively.

In my personal experience, I’ve found that Frontline Plus starts to show noticeable results within a day or two of application. After applying it to my dog, I observed a significant decrease in the number of fleas on his body within 24 hours. Over the next couple of days, any remaining fleas were eliminated.

It’s important to keep in mind that every pet is different, and the effectiveness of Frontline Plus may vary based on factors such as the severity of the flea or tick infestation and the individual pet’s physiology. However, in general, Frontline Plus is known for its quick action and ability to provide effective flea and tick control.

To summarize, Frontline Plus will get rid of all fleas within 18 hours of contact with your pet and will kill all ticks within 48 hours after coming in contact with your pet. The translocation process allows Frontline Plus to cover your pet’s whole body within 24 hours of application, providing comprehensive protection against fleas and ticks.