Though Frontline Plus has consistently been the best selling product and a trusted flea tick control on our online store since a few dozen months, now-a-days we are seeing much of the negative reviews about Frontline Plus on other stores and among users of some external pet supply vendors.
To find out the true reason behind the failure of Frontline Plus for dogs, we decided to conduct a survey of Frontline Plus customers from around the world and In our customer survey, we found that one of the most prominent reasons behind Frontline Plus not working well is the product itself.
In most of the cases Frontline Plus did not work well because it was fake. This is why we found it quite necessary to publish a concise guide about identifying counterfeited Frontline Plus. By learning the identification of counterfeited Frontline Plus, you can save your dear dog from getting adverse effects of the treatment.
Frontline Plus is sold in a carton and it is very difficult for normal users to distinguish the counterfeit products from EPA-registered products as they look quite alike.
Checkout the following guidelines to identify whether the product you have bought is legitimate or not:
1. The instruction leaflet should be inside and should be including-- emergency U.S. contact numbers, first-aid statements, precautions for pets and pet parents, directions for use & storage and disposal instructions.
2. The batch number/ lot number on carton matches the lot number on the applicator and the applicator package.
3. The pesticide is contained in an applicator package, which is child-resistant. The directions for opening the child- resistant applicator package include an illustration that actually looks like the applicator package. The directions include "To remove applicator, use scissors or lift and remove plastic tab to expose foil, then pull down."
4. In original Frontline Plus applicator, there will be the notch between the individual applicator packages, which is generally absent on counterfeit products. Text on the package is in English only.
5. Once you open the applicator package, each individual applicator has a label that includes the registrant's name "Merial;" the product name; the EPA registration number (see list above); the net contents in fluid ounces (fl. oz.) (not in metric measure, i.e., ml); percentage (%) of active ingredient(s) (fipronil for Frontline Top Spot products; and fipronil and (S)-methoprene for Frontline Plus products); and the statements "CAUTION," "Keep out of reach of children," and "See full label for additional directions." Text is in English only.
If your purchase fails to meet any of these criteria, avoid using your Frontline Plus. Contact your seller or report it and dispose it properly to save other humans and pets from its side-effect.