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Quite sure my dogs have those mange mites - can Frontline

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quite sure my dogs have those mange mites - can Frontline Plus kill them if I use it on them weekly? or bi-weekly?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 3 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Kara. I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment to review your concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 3 months ago.

I am not sure which mange mites you mean.

But neither demodex mites nor sarcoptic mites are killed by Frontline Plus.

Demodex mites are not contagious, so I suspect that you aren't talking about Demodex.

Sarcoptic mites can be treated with Advantage Multi applied every 3-4 weeks, but that is a prescription product.

Sarcoptic mites can also be treated with Revolution (selamectin) applied every 2 weeks, but that too is a prescription product.

I do not know of any nonprescription topical product to treat sarcoptes.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I wanted to make sure that you didn't have any further questions for me, and I'd like to know how things turned out for your pups. If you could give me an update that would be great, thank you, ***** *****

Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 months ago.
Hi Janet,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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