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Postby Amie » Thu May 14, 2009 8:50 pm

How important are the weight divisions on that stuff? If I, hypothetically, had one dog that was about 52lb, and one dog that was about 39lb, and the division for one formula from another is 44lb (23 - 44 lb vs 45 - 88 lb) could I order just one size for both dogs?

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Postby bevo_pit_bull » Thu May 14, 2009 9:04 pm

yes.. the chemical component is the same, but each package only varies in the amount of frontline liquid in each. the difference in weight from the 44 lbs. cut off shouldn't be too bad to use for both your dogs.

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri May 15, 2009 1:02 am

If I would save a significant amount of money ordering in bulk I would use the larger size for the smaller dog.

If I didn't save money, then I'd be less inclined to use double the dose on my dog. Frontline is incredibly save, but there's still no need to double up unless it saves you enough to get the dogs some sort of other goodies. For some people, the buying in bulk is the only way to keep all their dogs on preventatives year round.

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Postby tiva » Fri May 15, 2009 10:56 pm

I'd use the same (smaller) size for both, and save a drop or two from the smaller dog's dose, and put it on the larger dog with her full dose.

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Postby Amie » Sat May 16, 2009 5:41 am

I can find 6 month doses (so, both dogs for three months) for the same price as 3 months, so getting 2 different sizes of 3 months would cost me twice as much as getting one size for 6 months and splitting it between the two dogs. So yeah, it's a pretty significant savings. Technically I could get someone else to pay for Liberty's if the size difference was a big problem, but if it's not it doesn't make sense to spend money (mine or someone else's) if there's no real need.

I think I'll do it, and get the smaller size. Oscar doesn't usually have issues with fleas or ticks, but my cat Aslan is very, very allergic to them (nearly killed himself a few years ago over them, they make him so miserable he stops eating or drinking and just curls up in some hard to reach spot to die) and the dogs are the ones bringing them in if they're there.

Thanks, guys!

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Sat May 16, 2009 10:14 am

The smaller size is not going to be adequate for both dogs the way tiva said. I would get the larger size. No reason to completely throw money away on inadequate dosing.

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Postby Amie » Sat May 16, 2009 10:20 am

Okay - thanks!

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Postby EmmasMom » Sun May 17, 2009 4:00 am

Emma is right on the border give or take 5lbs and since her weight goes up and down throughout the year I just use the bigger size...if she drops that 5-10lbs in the summer from more exercise I don't think it'll hurt her...right?

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Postby Bluebear » Sun May 17, 2009 12:21 pm

EmmasMom wrote:Emma is right on the border give or take 5lbs and since her weight goes up and down throughout the year I just use the bigger size...if she drops that 5-10lbs in the summer from more exercise I don't think it'll hurt her...right?


If she's right on the border of weight divisions, I would recommend the larger size all year round. It's better to give them a little too much to protect them than give not enough and end up with fleas. If she's allergic, it only takes one flea bite to give her a reaction. Frontline is very safe and giving her a little too much when she's slightly under isn't going to hurt.

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Postby HappyPuppy » Mon May 18, 2009 10:41 am

I 'JUST' asked my vet this last Friday since my Ruby is 46-47 lbs - I wanted to use the lower dose (up to 44 lbs, I think) but they said if I used the smaller dose, it would technically only work for 2 weeks.... I had bought the smaller dose once before but can't say that I noticed any different results but we don't have a significant flea problem, so I dunno what that really means. (I did just buy the larger dose for her - I skip the cold winter months, so I figured that would work out ok for us...)

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Postby FBODGRL » Wed May 20, 2009 12:37 am

I'm not sure where I heard or read it, but isn't the flea protection of frontline plus longer than a month (4 weeks) and the tick protection is only 4 weeks?

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed May 20, 2009 1:19 am

Yes... it protects against fleas for 3 months... ticks for 4 weeks

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Postby FBODGRL » Wed May 20, 2009 1:41 am

Misskiwi67 wrote:Yes... it protects against fleas for 3 months... ticks for 4 weeks


Thanks! Thats what I thought....just wanted tomake sure :))


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