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Frontline Dosage In 52 Lb. Greyhound


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Hello,

 

I have a young 52 lb. female greyhound. I recently purchased Frontline Plus with a dosage for 45 - 88 lb. dogs. Prior to application, I'd like to determine if use of the entire vial is appropriate since she's close to the bottom weight range. Can anyone provide me with their experience? Should I consider limiting the application to approximately 80-85%?

 

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When I used Frontline, I'd split a dose that size between my two and it worked very well. Doodles weighs about 65 and Carl about 75, one tube that size split between them was fine, saved $, too. I stopped using Frontline because a couple of years ago it just stopped working here. My vet said there were a lot of people in her practice who had the same thing happen. I ended up switching to Advantage.

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James weighs in the mid-60s and we give him the full dosage.

 

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I use the entire large dose on a female greyhound. You have the large dose. seeh2o might be splitting the extra large dose. I understand it depends on where you live and how bad the flees are as to how well Frontline works.

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I used to split a single tube of Frontline Plus between my girl (<55 pounds) and my 65-pound boy. They just don't have a lot of hair to soak up the excess.

 

These days, I'm using Advantage Multi for heartworm and fleas and ticks, and I hesitate to split a tube between them because I worry about not getting sufficient heartworm meds into each dog. If the Frontline had been insufficient, I could have supplemented with Frontline spray if fleas turned up. I don't have that option regarding heartworm meds, and I'm just not going to take that chance.

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I use the entire large dose on a female greyhound. You have the large dose. seeh2o might be splitting the extra large dose. I understand it depends on where you live and how bad the flees are as to how well Frontline works.

 

No, I was splitting the large dose, not the extra large dose. When the fleas got bad, I had bumped it up and was giving them each a full dose. When that didn't work I switched to Advantage. I don't split the Advantage, though.

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Use the full dose.

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I use the full dose on my 55-lb girl - every dog is different but she seems fine. I worry about lessening the dose for the reasons 3greytjoys mentions - it's like only taking half a prescription of antibiotics.

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Guest GracieGreyhound

Ok, thank you very much for your feedback. I was concerned that there could be an adverse effect on my dog given her weight and the size of the dose. It's most likely the first time Frontline will be administered to her and we're hoping for no ill affects.

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I split the spot-on treatments between my two greyhounds... .In my opinion it's just WAY too much medicine to go on one dog for my comfort level. Although now I transitioned over to Trifexis (does heartworm, other worms and fleas) in a pill form, and will start to use the tick collar on the 15th of this month.

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How is a full dose of, say, Frontline Plus, which is non-systemic, more "medicine" than a systemic PLUS a tick collar with amitraz?

 

I really wish people would quit splitting doses. It makes no sense and leads to flea infestations and potentially resistant groups of fleas.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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I was advised to split dosages on my dogs from the very beginning (11 years ago) by grey-savvy owners. Perhaps we were lucky, but we never had any problems with flea infestations or with Frontline-resistant fleas. Two fleas in 10 years or so, and we're only changing now because we have no choice: I can't find a heartworm preventative that doesn't also do fleas or cause diarrhea in my dogs.

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I was advised to split dosages on my dogs from the very beginning (11 years ago) by grey-savvy owners. Perhaps we were lucky, but we never had any problems with flea infestations or with Frontline-resistant fleas. Two fleas in 10 years or so, and we're only changing now because we have no choice: I can't find a heartworm preventative that doesn't also do fleas or cause diarrhea in my dogs.

I was advised as well to split. It's just too much liquid. If it works for you, keep doing it.

The heartworm/flea pill seems to work so far and I've heard from other grey owners that the preventic collar works well. I'll see...

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Those wouldn't be "grey-savvy" owners. Those would be people who gave you bad and remarkably ignorant advice. I'm certainly glad it didn't result in harm to your pets, tho.

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Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Those wouldn't be "grey-savvy" owners. Those would be people who gave you bad and remarkably ignorant advice. I'm certainly glad it didn't result in harm to your pets, tho.

 

But was it considered bad advice 10 years ago? I don't remember hearing about pesticide-resistant fleas back then. And the idea of not applying more pesticide than necessary to do the job seemed a sensible one.

 

(Seriously, I'm not trying to be difficult. It's just that I never heard that you shouldn't give a partial dose until the last year or so.)

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Missing Silver (5.19.2005-10.27.2016), Tigger (4.5.2007-3.18.2016),
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That's wild. I'd never heard of the idea of giving a half dose until @ 1-2 years ago (although I'd certainly heard other odd things, from people who were otherwise knowledgeable). All in who you know, eh? :lol

 

I wonder if some folks got the notion because of "greyhounds are different." There ARE some meds dosed lower in greyhounds/sighthounds. Just not that many. Could be that 10 years ago, more folks didn't understand how the product worked (distribution through oil glands) or who/what it worked against (bugs).

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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