frontline flea and tick prevention

The best flea and tick treatment is prevention

Because of our warmer climate, it is always flea and tick season in Albuquerque and Los Lunas. Getting your pet treated for Fleas and Ticks is an important part of their annual care. It is best if you do preventative treatment for fleas and ticks, and this can easily be done with a simple monthly treatment. Frontline is Vetco’s preferred prevention and treatment for flea’s and tick’s.

Come into Vetco on Menaul or Vetco Los Lunas to get your flea and tick treatment today!


Flea and Tick Q&A

How often do I need to treat my pet?

Monthly is the best prevention, that way you ensure that no matter what season it is your pet is protected. However, not all geographical areas need monthly treatment. A good rule of thumb is monthly during the spring and summer when fleas are at their peak.

How long does it take for the treatment to work?

Frontline usually starts working within 4 hours.

Do fleas and ticks have to bit my pet for it to work?

No, they are killed through contact with the treatment on your pet’s coat.

Why am I seeing more fleas after applying it?

As the fleas die they rise to the surface of your pet’s coat, so seeing more fleas shows that it is working!

When can my dog go swimming or take a bath?

24 hours after application and your pet will be fine for getting in the water.

Can I use my Frontline on a pet other than a cat or dog?

No, Frontline is designed specifically for cats and dogs. Also, make sure you use the treatment for your cat on your cat and the treatment for your dog on your dog. The chemicals are different and using dog flea treatment on your cat can make them very sick, or even kill them.

Can I apply it more than once a month?

No, the treatment will work for 30 days, so don’t reapply until the 3o days have passed.

Will 1 treatment kill all the fleas?

Possibly, many times if your pet has fleas it means your house has fleas. You might need to treat for a few months to make sure that all the eggs have hatched and the new fleas have been killed. Though Frontline does kill flea eggs, you may have eggs in your house and on your furniture and not just on your dog.

How old does my pet need to be before I can start putting Frontline on him?

You can start treatment as soon as 8 weeks old.

How long is a flea reproduction cycle?

A flea can lay eggs and hatch in 21 days.

Is there a good flea prevention for my home?

Treating your pet is the best prevention, but it is also a good idea to get periodic bug treatment in your house.