Ok to use Frontline on 8 week old kitten?


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    Merry343
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    I just adopted a sweet little 8 week old kitten yesterday, or rather HE adopted ME. I noticed some fleas on him earlier today, (just like 3 or 4) and so I ran out and bought Frontline. I want to give it to him as soon as possible but I’m scared he’s going to have a bad reaction to it! I guess I read too many horror stories about animals being allergic to it. Can someone help? Should I administer the whole dose? Or just part of it?

    #519563
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    Khom
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    My vet administered Frontline (spray) on a 7-week old I was fostering once. Should be ok. But maybe u should give the vet office a ring and find out first?

    #519564
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    furryfriends50
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    Is the frontline for kittens? What is the wieght requirement on it?

    #519565
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    Merry343
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    There is no weight information on it. It says it’s for cats and kittens 8 weeks and older. I guess I’m supposed to give him the full dose?

    #519566
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    “Before you treat:

    Before treating your cat, please make sure that you’re familiar with the following points about using FRONTLINE® Spot On:

    FRONTLINE® Spot On is for the treatment of cats only and for external use only

    Veterinary advice should be sought prior to using FRONTLINE® Spot On if there is any sign of skin irritation or if the pet is unwell

    FRONTLINE® Spot On is safe to use in breeding, pregnant and lactating queens

    Do not use on sick or convalescent animals

    Do not use on cats weighing less than 1kg

    Minimum treatment interval 4 weeks

    Do not use on kittens less than 8 weeks of age

    Do not overdose

    Pets with a known hypersensitivity to insecticides or alcohol should also avoid contact with FRONTLINE® Spot On

    Avoid contact with the animal’s eyes

    The product should not be used on rabbits as adverse reactions and even death could occur.

    It is important to apply the dose to an area where the animal cannot lick it off. If licking occurs, a brief period of hypersalivation may occur, due mainly to the nature of the carrier.”

    So, how much is 1 kg? And how much does your cat wiegh?

    #519567
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    furryfriends50
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    I think 1 kg is = to 2.2 lbs.

    #519568
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    CSBM
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    yes 1 kg = 2.2 pounds

    #519569
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    ladysky61
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    I know at least Advantage is ok as long as the kitten is at least 2lbs. So perhaps weight him using a kitchen scale? We used Advantage on our 7 week old kitten under your vets direction.

    #519570
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    ladysky61
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    Also make sure you use the meds labeled for cats and kittens under 9lbs.

    #519571
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    ladysky61
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    Alternately, you could ask the shelter?

    #519572

    Revolution has one for kittens–my vet gave it to me for Patches at 6 weeks old.

    #519573
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    jcat
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    Alternatively, comb him with a flea comb every day… :)

    #519574
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    Merry343
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    I’ve officially decided to give kitty frontline. I have a dose ready to go! I took him to the vet’s office today to introduce him and to ask about flea meds. When the vet picked him up he said the kitten was definitely big enough to do Frontline! He said kitty is healthy and sturdy and shouldn’t have a problem. We have an appointment for his first kitty shots the week after Christmas! Yay! (Well… :( kitty might not think yay!)

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