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.
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.
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.
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.
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.