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Old 08-20-2009, 01:54 PM
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I had been told by the breeder I got my chihuahua from that I could split the dosage of Frontline by buying the largest dosage and placing the extra in a needle-less syringe for storage until it was needed again.
I read that sometimes you can get up to a year's supply out of such a practice, and since the price of a small dog vs a large dog is nearly the same I was wondering if anyone had any experience of this practice? I had looked on a Yorkie forum and they had discussed it there, but I didn't find anything on here with the search. Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
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I do it the way you mention, but I store the remaining in a tiny glass container. I'm sure keeping it in a syringe would work fine as well. I have the dosages if you need them.
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I wouldn’t go with anymore than 6 months though, because you need to switch your flea treatment ever so often to keep the fleas from becoming immune to the treatment.
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I asked my vet if this was ok to do, they said yes as long as it isnt the Frontline Plus because then you won't know if you are getting an equal amount of all the "plus" stuff. The dosage is listed on all the boxes so remember to look at the small dog box for the dosage on that.
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I do it the way you mention, but I store the remaining in a tiny glass container. I'm sure keeping it in a syringe would work fine as well. I have the dosages if you need them.
Thank you very much for such a speedy reply, and to Carrera as well.
I would love to know the dosage if at all possible for a chihuahua. I had read you can put all of the large dog dosages into a single container, but I was planning on using a little glass vial that you get from the vet/doctor and using my syringe to take out the required amount and changing it when one original dosage ran out.

@Carerra: Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness as well. I called my vet to ask about this and they acted like I was speaking an alien language and couldn't understand why I would want to buy the large dose for a chihuahua!
I believe I have been using the Top Spot based on the picture and my recollection of the package, but it may very well have been the Frontline Plus...Perhaps I should stick with just buying the three month supply afterall?
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Not to bump the topic, but this is the thread I had been speaking about from the Yorkie forum. If linking to another dog forum is not allowed, I sincerely apologize in advance! I just wanted to offer what I had been looking at.
This chart that the last poster on this thread offered was very interesting and after I spoke to my husband who is a bit better at math than I am he agreed that it made sense.

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Frontline is the same concentration in all dispensed packs right?
The price is nearly the same for all packs right? (+/- $3.00)
So........You know what I'm getting at......

Frontline had to market their product, so they took the average of weights and decided on a dosage amount per weight range. But really they found the dosage per pound necessary, and kept it from us.
They Say,"
Dogs 0-22lbs .67ml
Dogs 23-44lbs 1.33ml
Dogs 45-88lbs 2.67ml
Dogs 89lbs & more 4.0ml"

I say, there is a more accurate and more efficient method of dispensing the medication. The above dosing schedule has a minimum dosage of .0305ml per Lb. and a maximum dosing of .0593/lb; therefore, as an average .0448ml per pound. So, ....

(Your dog's weight in Lbs) * (.0448ml) = proper dose
Original source: http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/yor...ml#post2499803
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i got all excited about this, but am pretty sure we use frontline plus. bummer!
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Thank you very much for such a speedy reply, and to Carrera as well.
I would love to know the dosage if at all possible for a chihuahua. I had read you can put all of the large dog dosages into a single container, but I was planning on using a little glass vial that you get from the vet/doctor and using my syringe to take out the required amount and changing it when one original dosage ran out.
The dosages you posted are correct. I use a bit less than .67 ml because my largest pup is 3.5/4 lbs.

I use the tiny glass vial as well. I also use Frontline Plus and have never had a problem dosing it down. Just make sure you shake the package well before dispensing.
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