Saving You Money: Frugal Frontline Plus Treatments
Having several pets can get expensive to treat with Frontline Plus for fleas and ticks.
That is if you don't know the frugal secrets for using Frontline Plus!
My dog groomer (now ex-groomer... I do my own grooming to save money!) let me in on this great secret and my vet confirmed it.
When you purchase the 3 packs of Frontline Plus for the smaller dogs and cats, the majority of your hard earned money is going towards packaging, not the solution.
The secret is to buy the 4.02ml tube for large dogs (89-132lbs) and measure out the appropriate amount for your pet yourself.
She told me her vet told her (and I've been doing the same for two years now) to open the large tube/tubes and squeeze into a glass vial, tube or small jar that has a lid. Then using a plastic syringe (with NO NEEDLE) like that is used to give cats and babies medicine orally, measure out the correct individual dose for each pet. Store the remainder until needed.
The large tube of medication (for dogs 89-132lbs) is the EXACT medication that is found in the boxes with the smaller individual doses. The only difference is the liquid volume that you give.
All Frontline Plus for dogs formula (regardless of size of animal) contains 9.8% Fipronil and 8.8% Methoprene. Frontline Plus for cats contains the same amount of Fipronil and 11.8% Methoprene which is more than what is in the dogs and is perfectly safe for your cat. IT IS NOT SAFE TO DOSE DOGS WITH THE CAT FORMULA THOUGH!
Here is a chart showing how much (volume) solution is in each one dose tube when you purchase the 3, 6, or 12 packs and the average cost of EACH one dose tube.
Dogs 1-22 lbs. 0.67 ml solution in each tube, $11.33 per dose
Dogs 23-44 lbs. 1.34 ml solution in each tube, $12.00 per dose
Dogs 45-88 lbs. 2.68 ml solution in each tube, $12.34 per dose
Dogs 89-132 lbs. 4.02 ml solution in each tube, $12.67 per dose
Cats All Weights 0.50 ml solution in each tube, $11.33 per dose
One of the large 4.02ml tubes is enough for both my indoor cats for 4 months! Each cat gets .50ml per month of the 4.02ml tube. My vet sells these 4.02ml tubes individually for $14. Fourteen dollars to treat two cats for four months! That saves me over $76. That's not pocket change!
One large tube is enough for both my poodles (they use the 1-22lbs dosage) for 3 months. $14 to treat two poodles for three months! That is a savings of $54.
As you can see, this method will allow you to save a ton of money and throw away less waste!
If you have any questions or don't understand something, please feel free to ask!
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