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Frontline Plus Dosage

Postby Guest » Fri May 06, 2005 1:34 pm

I have the Frontline Plus that is for 89-132lbs and my dog is 95-100lbs. Does anyone have any advice as to how much of the package I should apply. I don't want to apply the entire thing. Actually I don't want to apply any of it but after last summer's itching catastrophe that remains unsolved I am going to use some. I never used flea meds before last summer.

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Re: Frontline Plus Dosage

Postby Sabine » Fri May 06, 2005 4:52 pm

i can't help out with the frontline, but i know that the minimum effective dose for advantage is 0.1 ml per 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of body weight. in some cases that is about half of what's recommended on the package.

i use this minimum dose for all my animals, measuring it with a plastic syringe (no needle), and it works well. maybe you can start at half the recommended dose and increase as needed if less doesn't keep the fleas under control.
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Re: Frontline Plus Dosage

Postby Brenda » Fri May 06, 2005 4:58 pm

Lilian, you use 0.1 on your 30 pound dog and it works? Really?

I have been measuring it for years and years and give anywhere between 0.4 (smallest cat) and 1.0 (Jake - 18 pounds).

If a teeny amount really works, cool, I'll start using that. Sure will make my gigantic box of Advantage go even further.

Can you imagine buying the "exact dose" for NINE animals???$$$??? Not likely.....

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Re: Frontline Plus Dosage

Postby Sabine » Fri May 06, 2005 5:27 pm

no, i guess you read that wrong.

i use 0.1 ml per 2.2 pounds of body weight of the animal. so quigley (31 lbs divided by 2.2 = 14.09, times 0.1 = 1.40) gets 1.4 ml.

if i went by the advantage packaging recommendations, he would fall into the category of 21-55 lbs, one tube of which contains 2.5 ml.

my two biggest cats weigh 17.5 and 14 lbs. one tube of advantage for dogs over 55 lbs (4 ml) is enough to treat all my animals.
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Re: Frontline Plus Dosage

Postby Brenda » Sat May 07, 2005 3:28 am

Actually, I didn't read it wrong - just had a brain fart!!! ROFL!!!! That's what I do, too. Sure saves a lot of money!!!

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Re: Frontline Plus Dosage

Postby Michelle » Sat May 07, 2005 6:04 am

I don't know what the minimum dosage for frontline plus is per body weight, but I have 2 dogs, both about 60-70lbs and I split the 4.02ml from the extra large dog size equally between them (2ml each) and so far so good here their recomended dosage if you buy the correct box size for them is about 2.4ml, not much different to what I give really. Goodluck with whatever you try

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Re: Frontline Plus Dosage

Postby Manoa » Tue May 10, 2005 5:22 pm

We were just doing the math this weekend. Is this dosage the same for FrontLine Plus?

Nui is 190# and Koa is now 105#. Of course both are still growing.

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Re: Frontline Plus Dosage

Postby Manoa » Tue May 10, 2005 5:35 pm

Can someone take a look at this and tell me if this is right? The dosage seems awfully high. I downloaded the mls from a website.

190 lbs divided by 2.2 = 86.36, times 0.1 = 8.64ml
110 lbs divided by 2.2 = 50, times 0.1 = 5ml


11-22 lbs. = (0.67 mL)
23-44 lbs.= (1.34 mL)
45-88 lbs.= (2.68 mL)
89-132 lbs. = (4.02 mL)

So Nui would take 2 doses of 89-132? The pet store recommended a 89-132 + 45-88.


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