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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Frontline from Canada

Have any of you had a bad experience with this?
I accidently ordered Sash' Frontline from Canada, I *thought* it was coming from California. That was stupid, I shouldve looked up the abreviation for California. Anyways, I feel as if Im in a nightmare. Here in FL, fleas are BAD. However I think ive gotten conterfeit Frontline. I put the stuff on him Sat and yesterday (Tues) I was STILL finding fleas on him His tail makes me want to cry. Ive been putting Hydrocortisone ointment on it.
I just sprayed the sofa with Raid flea killer. Ive had good luck with that before. I want to spray the ENTIRE house but Im afraid to as I dont want him walking in it. I washed his bed.
I cant put him out in the yard for a couple of hrs until it dries, etc.
My hubby wanted to buy him some flea shampoo but Im afraid because he looks so raw in some spots Im afraid it would burn him
I just wanted to warn the rest of you, make sure your Frontline is from the U.S. I am highly suspicious of this Canadian stuff now.
Because I have always used Frontline on him and never had a flea problem.
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Re: Frontline from Canada

I'm from Canada and I use Frontline, we have horrid fleas here in the warmer months. I have never had a problem using it.

Can you send it back?

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Re: Frontline from Canada

Have you checked the "use by" date on the package?

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 09:53 AM
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Re: Frontline from Canada

I have never ordered from Canada but found this on counterfeit Frontline.

http://frontline.us.merial.com/news/news_030404.asp

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Re: Frontline from Canada

Thank you Michaela, that was imformative. I am out $32 now and today have to go out and get some locally.
The local place is $10 more but at least they sell the REAL stuff.
THIS stuff I ordered isnt working
I will TRY to return the Canadian Frontline. Im also going to make a complaint to Merial.
Like I said, when I ordered, I thought it was coming from california!
Sash gets flea bite dermatitis so he is scratching like crazy

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Re: Frontline from Canada

That is the problem when you purchase on-line, regardless of it being an on-line store, catalog or whatever. You don't know where the stock originated. Companies that make Frontline, Heartgard, Advantage, etc will not guarantee their product unless you purchase it at a veterinarian - if something goes wrong, it doesn't work, the dog has a reaction if you purchased it from the veterinarian the company will reimburse you your costs.

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Re: Frontline from Canada

FWIW I got my last FRONTLINE from my vet here in Florida and it didn't work worth squat a few months ago when I had a terrible infestation of fleas. I finally got them under control using COMFORTIS.

I'll continue to use COMFORTIS for fleas and will use FRONTLINE for ticks if/when I get the next batch!!!

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Re: Frontline from Canada

I"m not sure that "counterfeit" Frontline means not effective, just that it didn't go through the U.S. process or packaging. My impression is that this is a big deal cuz the manufacturer makes a lot less money on those that don't go through the U.S. process, much like with prescription drugs, etc. Does anyone have more details on this, other than the Merial or FDA link?

I've found that the Frontline works sometimes better than others. I've heard that sometimes Advantage/Advantix works better. It doesn't seem to be consistent.


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Re: Frontline from Canada

DO NOT put another topical on him until you talk to your vet. Fleas are suppose to be getting immune to the Frontline and that is why they came up with ProMeris. You still put chemicals on him if it worked or not and if you put more on you will make him very sick or kill him by overdosing him !

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Re: Frontline from Canada

My vet also said that Frontline is no longer very effective here in Florida. I switched to Advantage, which worked great, then to K9 Advantix, which hasn't worked at all. Both Goldens are scratching themselves to death but the Malt & Ki (who both got Advantage because of age/size) are fine. So the goldens are getting scrubbed down this weekend and are being put on Capstar for a week, then I can put Advantage back on them too (I ran this through my vet, by the way).

I buy my Advantage from Australia. I bought the Advantix from the vet.
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