How much Frontline Plus do I put on a small dog?

Hello, I brought the Frontline Plus for Large Dogs 89-132lbs. I have two large dogs and three small ones. I am going to open a tube and apply it to the small dogs, but I want to be sure I apply the correct amount. I would appreciate any help.
Thanks, Sheri

Asked by Member 514743 on Oct 13th 2007 in Pet Products
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Member 514544 answered on 10/13/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Hi Sheri,

There should be details online for the dosage for small dogs. You could also call the store you purchased it from for advice, or the vet. Most likely, a vet technican will let you know over the phone what the correct dosage is.

I do agree that Frontline isn't the best solution to fleas. Sometimes, a good flea comb keeps them controlled just as well, if you use it twice a day.

Recently, people have been reporting an increase in allergic reactions to Frontline, specifically Frontline Plus, as well as an ineffectiveness against fleas. The fleas, it seems, are growing immune to the pesticide in the products. In fact, my own vet said that she's seen about 30 patients who have fleas despite weekly applications of Frontline, so she's sure it is virtually ineffective, at least in certain areas.

Bummer, huh?

Jack answered on 10/13/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I would not apply it to the smaller dogs, I would go and buy the box that is appropriate for their weight. You will not be able to dose each dog correctly with 1 tube for large dogs.

margie answered on 10/13/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 5 Report this answer



Little MR. HERCULES answered on 10/14/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer