Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Killer for Dogs and Cats- Is It Actually Safe?

Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Killer

Frontline is a popular flea and tick killer for dogs and cats and it’s very effective. But the problem is, it’s too effective.

frontline plus for dogs reviewThe product has been known, along with many others that the EPA tested, to be fatal to some unfortunate dogs and cats tested in clinical trials. As usual, there is a spectrum of side effects so that even if your dog or cat does not immediately die, they can be changed drastically from their former happy selves.

My Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Killer Review

I tried Frontline because people I had met at dog parks recommended it along with people at PetSmart and other popular pet stores. I read the Amazon comments and saw that it was a highly rated product. I must have missed the negative reviews, because when I tried the product, I noticed some strange behavior from my beloved furry friend Printz.

Immediately my dog became lethargic, and I noticed when he was sleeping that he broke out into low grade seizures and tremors. I also felt strange myself after applying the product, becoming a bit nauseous, lightheaded, and my hands were tingling in the same way they would if I held my cell phone for an hour or 2 and looked at email or social media.

I went back and read the Amazon.com reviews and saw that yes indeed, seizures were a common side effect. I immediately stopped using the product and started looking for an alternative and natural flea and tick killer.

Diatomaceous Earth + Showers = Natural Flea and Tick Prevention

I got a DE based product like they offer at this bed bug killer website and applied it directly to the affected areas of my dog’s flea infestation, which I’m reasonably certain he picked up at a local doggy daycare. I brushed the white powdery DE through several times and gave the dog a few thorough showers, and I noticed the fleas reacted aggressively and frantically, because they must have realized they weren’t going to make it through the night.

All in all, using the DE was a safe method of getting rid of the fleas. I also avoided taking the dog back to the dog daycare facility where I was going regularly. One must be careful not to let your dog breathe in the DE directly, because while natural, can be harmful if breathed in too much.

Find something safe that works for you to stop fleas with your dog or cat

My final word is just be careful and look for reviews of negative reactions from other pet owners on Amazon.com when trying to find a good flea and tick killer. This way you can determine the worst case scenarios ahead of time. Many natural solutions do exist, but require a little more work. I think your best friend is worth it though, don’t you?

Take care and send your hound my love. 🙂

-Patrick

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