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I've had my 10 month old lab mix for about 4 months and want to make sure that when I apply Frontline Plus I am doing it correct. I guess my question is, is it normal for his hair in the area I applied it, to feel kind of stiff and oily for 1-2 days? I do my best to get down to his skin and then squeeze it all on. I just want to make sure I am doing it right. Thanks.
 

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Yes it is.
 

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Yes that's normal. Frontline is waterproof 24 hrs after appliying it. So if you wait 24 hrs you can give your pup a bath and get rid of the oil slick. Another tip is to go against the grain when applying the Frontline, meaning go in a direction towards the head. Doing so helps pull up the hair and gets the liquid closer to the skin.
 

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Normal. Though, for the best protection, I would hold off giving a bath for as long as possible. Frontline works using the natural oils in the dog's skin to disperse. When applying any topical flea prevention, no bath for our pups for *at least* a week before and after. Bathing strips their coat of natural oils and tends to dry their skin out.

Had an adoption group have a horrible problem with fleas and were blaming the frontline not being effective. They stopped bathing the dog w/in a week of applying and the flea problem went away.
 

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You can rub a little cornstarch on the oily spot to dry it up. The cornstarch will absorb the oil and then brush out. I would wait a couple days to do it just in case. You don't want the cornstarch to absorb the flea meds.
 

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I'd wait a few days and just brush the coat. The oil should just be distributed though the coat. At least that is what I do with my dogs but they are collie so I have a lot of coat to brush it into!
 

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yes it is normal. and it will usually seem to spread some down their sides. it doesnt bother them though and like the other replies, you can bathe them if it bothers you after about 24 hours. :)
 

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When Sassy is dirty enough it doesn't come to the surface. I love it when that happens. If it does get on her fur I put an old Tshirt on and rubber band the excess fabric to the top to keep the oil off everything. It always come up on Max, he hasn't as oily a coat as Sassy.
 
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