If you decide to use Frontline Plus, or any other topical ointment, do not
bathe your Golden Retriever
for 2 days before applying it, and for 2 days after it was applied.
For it to work correctly, it needs to combine with your dog’s natural oil in his skin.
Other than this time frame only, it is fine to bathe your Golden, and allow him to swim or otherwise get wet. It will still keep on working.
It is normal for there to be an oily-looking spot where you apply it, for about 48 hours. This will go away on its own, and you should not try and rinse that off.
One of the other things that I love about Frontline Plus, is the fact that it will continue to kill fleas for longer than a month.
The tick protection that it has in it, will kill ticks for one month. But if ticks are not a problem in your area, then monthly applications are not needed.
Frontline Plus will continue its protection for up to 3 months.
If you have own more than one dog, as I do, here is how I guarantee to kill all fleas in my home.
I do not treat all of my Golden Retrievers at the same time. Instead, I stagger their treatments.
This way, if the Frontline is nearing its peak in effectiveness, the other dogs pick up the slack, so to speak!
A couple of my Goldens will be treated in March, a couple more in April, and yet a couple more in May. Then in June, the cycle starts over again. I keep a “dog” calendar, so I don’t forget which dog had what when!
If the treatment on the Goldens that are due to be re-applied in June is starting to wear off, the other Goldens protection is still going strong, thereby still keeping these pests out of my home and off of my dogs.
This is the best way to kill fleas and keep them off of your dog and out of your home!