We recently wrote about our misguided attempt to try Diatomaceous Earth and vinegar for flea control. After that we gave up and decided to order Frontline. But at over $36.49 for 3 treatments (which is one month of treatment for our three bigger dogs), we were a bit hesitant about spending another $34.99 for a 3-month supply of Frontline for dogs 5 to 22 pounds for our smaller dogs. It’s not that they’re not worth the money, we just wanted to see if there was anything maybe a tad bit less expensive.
That’s when we found FirstAct Plus on Amazon.com. It was only $14.99 for three treatments and said it contained the same ingredients as Frontline.
We decided to give it a try.
It may be somewhat hard to tell from the first picture, but both the FirstAct and the Frontline labels show the products ingredients as 9.8% Fipronil and 8.8% (S)-Methoprene. And both show “Other ingredients” at 81.4 %. We don’t know what the “other ingredients” are. Nor do we know why FirstAct is so much less expensive.
But, we are happy to say that the FirstAct cleared up the fleas on our two smaller dogs pretty quickly. We applied it to them the same day we applied the Frontline to our bigger dogs and the fleas were pretty much gone from all of them within 24 hours.
Below is Terra. Before the FirstAct, she was miserable no matter how many flea baths we gave her. Her chest and belly were hopping with the horrible little biting buggers. Now, her skin is nice and clear.
Plus, we have more money for dog treats in our biscuits, so it’s a win win!