Message Number: YG3051 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-04-30 04:35:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Frontline spray question

I have been told that Frontline does nothing to earmites, that
it only hurts the already irretated (sp?) ear more.
A friend of mine, a breeder, even called Frontline about this,
and they confirmed that Frontline did absolutly nothing for
My vet thought it helped too, but instead we went for the

I've used Frontline as well to kill fleas (not that I've ever
had any, knock on wood) but now I use Advantage, it's so much
easier and I don't have to worry about them wiggling when I
apply it.

- Just my 2 cents!
- Sidsel & da Gang O' Ferts feat

I don't think it will kill earmites unless put into the ears,
as an alternative to ivermectin. But I will leave that
discussion to the vets. I used the Frontiline individual tubes
last year, and it was easy to apply and had no problem using
it on the ferrets and cats- ferrets at the lower dose, of
course. I am trying the spray for the first time this year
because it seems more economical way to treat all the ferrets
and cats using one spray bottle. I think it is a little more
trouble than the tube was, but I got some great advice
I am sure Advantage is just as good, not endorsing any
particular product, just can say from experience the cheaper,
over the counter ones did nothing for my dogs, so I am
sticking with the vet purchased products.