Frontline® products come in a spray or droplet (spot on) applicator. It is licensed for the treatment of fleas, ticks and biting lice in cats and dogs, it will fully control infestations of lice within 48 hours.
Frontline does not however kill lice eggs and is not licensed for Mites (and will not kill them). Frontline is not licensed for use on food producing animals but you may find your vet will prescribe it 'off license' to you to kill lice on your chickens.
FRONTLINE Spot On is licensed as a Non Food Animal - Veterinarian, Pharmacist, Suitably Qualified Person Medicine (NFA-VPS) in the UK, which means that it can only be supplied by a veterinary surgeon, pharmacist or a suitably qualified person.
FRONTLINE Spray is licensed as a Prescription Only Medicine (POM-V) in the UK, which means that they can only legally be dispensed by a veterinary surgeon or pharmacist against a prescription. The prescription itself can only be written by a veterinary surgeon for animals under his or her care.
Frontline acts by direct contact with parasites, not via the bloodstream as many people will tell you. It comes in contact with the lice through a process called translocation where it gets into the oil glands and hair of your pet. Fleas that come into contact with the pet's hair become affected and die within 18-24 hours.
People that have had Frontline off licence from their vet generally have the Spot On product and place drops on the back of the neck and under each wing but the advice of your own vet should always be followed.
Used to treat: Lice.
Dosage: Follow the instructions given by your vet.
Active Ingredient: Spray: Fipronil 25%, Spot On: Fipronil 10%
Egg withdrawal period: As advised by your Vet
Slaughtering for meat for human consumption: As advised by Vet.
Length of Treatment: 1 treatment, effective in 24 hours.
Category: Spray: POM-V, Spot On: NFA-VPS
Storage: In original packing below 25ºC and out of reach of children.
The information given here is provided in good faith by the author and believed to be correct. It should not be considered as professional advice. You should always follow the advice of your vet.