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    • Peter Suslock
    • March 21, 2014
    242 of 269 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Your Safest Bet For A Product You Wish You Didn’t Need., August 18, 2012
    Peter Suslock (CT USA) –
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Merial Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control for 45 to 88-Pound Dogs, 6 Applicators (Misc.)
    Allow me to caveat this review by saying out of 500 plus reviews this is the most difficult to write as I despise having to use pesticides on our dogs. That said, we live in Tick and Flea central, surrounded by deep woods and our bull dogs are in every sense of the word family. That said if you’re reading these reviews your dog or dogs are your heart and using these products is a difficult choice to make, but for most of us it’s one we have to make.

    On that note, it’s nice to be among my own kind of folks and it’s my hope the following information has some value for you.

    Frontline was first put into clinical trials in 1985 shortly after the discovery of it’s active ingredient Fipronil. It has maintained the safest albeit not the most effective treatment for fleas and ticks. However, the more effective products pose a significantly greater risk to your dog.

    It’s a slippery slope, but in evaluating what’s best for your dog and offers the most protection at the least risk Frontline and FrontLine Plus are hands down, without question your best bet.

    Most tick and flea products contain Premethrin (or related compounds) as the active ingredient. Premethrin is a lethal neurotoxin that flows through the dogs circulatory system and flushes into every major organ – including the brain where it can do dire damage. Although thousands of dogs die every year from Premethrin and the FDA has mandated a minimal use of it not to exceed 750PPM companies continue to use it because it’s cheap and effective.

    What makes Premethrin so dangerous is that it can’t distinguish between insects and mammals including human beings. It’s been known to be lethal to cats since the 1970’s. Even a slight transfer from dog to cat can result in seizures, brain damage and death.

    Premethrin is volatile as well – meaning it’s airborne properties pose a continued threat to all who breath it in – dogs and humans included.

    Frontline on the other hand uses Fipronil. Fipronil is an insecticide. Like any compound of this nature it can be lethal at too high of a dose. However studies including those from the Department of Environmental Conservation have determined time and time again that as long as the amount of Fipronil is at the correct dose for the weight and size of your dog toxicity is far easier to avoid and the product much safer for your dog.

    Unlike Premethrin, Fipronil is absorbed into the hair follicles and oil glands only.

    It is not absorbed into the dogs system nor is it volatile so you and your beloved pets and children can breath easy. The second active ingredient in FrontLine Plus is Methoprene which is a long existing and time proven IGR (insect growth regulator) it’s distributed exactly like Fipronil but only acts on flea and tick eggs and Larvae – this is important because it kills these vermin at the start of a new life cycle. What is more, the diseases that ticks carry now are infinitely more serious than the dreaded Lime disease – which for decades was the only concern.

    Competitors to Frontline (and some Vets selling other products) claim that fleas and ticks have become resistant to Frontline – hog wash. These pests have become resistant to most all pesticides and no independent research exists to confirm this claim. I can assure you I’ve researched this in the greatest depth.

    The bottom line is this – all of these products pose a risk.

    The wise choice is to minimize that risk in your effort to protect your pet from the diseases these vermin carry. Again, these diseases can be infinitely more lethal than the ingredients of the protection. To that end your safest and most effective choice is Frontline or Frontline Plus.

    In the event your pet has a bad reaction to Frontline products these are the symptoms you would see:

    * Restlessness

    * Itching

    * Vomiting

    * Difficulty Breathing

    * Lethargy

    Should these symptoms occur, of course take your pet to your Veterinarian or emergency clinic immediately. It should be a comfort to know that unlike the toxic ingredients in most other flea and tick control products severe reactions to both Fipronil and Methoprene are rare. What is more they can be neutralized quickly.


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    • K7014
    • March 21, 2014
    1,605 of 1,681 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Buyer Beware! Counterfeit / Fraudulent Products, October 15, 2012

    This review may be quite lengthy, but as an Amazon consumer, I recommend that you thoroughly read and understand this review, as I guarantee it to be worth your time and the health and safety of your pet. Frontline Plus for Dogs when packaged and sold properly (by most Veterinarians and most reputable companies) works as it is described to work. For those instances, I would give the product a 5 star rating. But being that this is a consumer review of Frontline Plus for Dogs for the marketplace of Amazon, I would like to bring a particular experience that I became a victim of, to the attention of the consumer.

    Merial produces the product named Frontline Plus for Dogs (of various weights) for US consumers and for the consumers in International markets. Products produced for US distribution are EPA approved. Products for International markets, are not EPA approved. EPA, in this instance, stands for Environmental Protection Agency. This agency sets and enforces rules and standards that protect the environment and control pollution. If a manufacturer produces and distributes EPA and non EPA approved products, it seems like a safer option to administer the EPA approved product.

    Here goes the story of how I fell victim to a fraudulent sale of Frontline Plus for Dogs through a Seller / Store utilizing Amazon:

    Upon receipt of a Merial Frontline Plus for Dogs product from a Seller / Store on Amazon, the packaging appeared identical to those sold by my previous Veterinary purchase as well as a previous purchase of this product from Amazon directly. While the outside appeared legit, the inside contents had me on alert instantaneously. Here are a few of the red flags that came to mind: 1) The inside contents did not contain the stickers for the consumer to mark their calendar on usage dates. 2) The back of the sealed vials stated the product as Frontline Combo and not as Frontline Plus for Dogs. 3) The back of the sealed vials displayed three rows of orange that read as follows: “AD US. VET – USAGE VETERINAIRE – FOR VETERINARY USE.” 4) The plastic vials contained a pull like backing as opposed to the difficult plastic tab opening that most consumers avoid and end up puncturing the seal to pull the vial from the individual packaging. 5) The sealed area of each vial shows individually, Fipronil 10% w/v, MethroPrene 9% w/v, and 0.67 ml. (I do not recall my previous vials ever showing these figures) 6) The lot number that can be found on the outside of the box contains a lot number that is different from the lot number listed on the back of each of the inside vials.

    I made the decision to not use this product on my pet and contacted the US 800 number for Merial, the manufacturer. After explaining the item that arrived to the representative, I was provided some interesting information that confirmed that my intuition of the product I received was correct and that this product was non-other than a fraudulent product that needed to be returned to the Seller / Store that sold this item to me through the use of Amazon. I gathered the following information from the representative at Merial: 1) The box is a US EPA approved Frontline Plus for Dogs. 2) The contents are not EPA approved as it contained vials for a different country. 3) The lot numbers on the box and vials are not consistent, when they should be. This product that I fell victim to was a foreign label product and when questioning the representative as to what she would do if she had this item on hand, she said that she would not use the item and request a refund because foreign label products are not EPA approved.

    So, as the title of my review states, “Buyer Beware”, please beware and pay close attention to the product that you are receiving. If key points that I have listed in my review clearly identify your item that you received as a foreign label product, please contact the Seller / Store and request to process the return of the item immediately. Pets are like family, the last thing that I believe you should administer to your pet is a non EPA approved product.

    Additionally, if a consumer is sold a counterfeit / fraudulent item through Amazon’s Marketplace, the consumer should report it to Amazon. These fraudulent Sellers / Stores don’t belong on Amazon and the only way that we can initiate an investigation and seek their removal is to report each counterfeit situation to the attention of Amazon directly and warn potential consumers of these fraudulent Sellers / Stores.

    I had some issues initially handling my return with the Seller. I refused to pay to ship the counterfeit / fraudulent items (that shouldn’t have been sold to me in the first place) back and I insisted that the Seller either pay for the postage and tracking of the products or refund it to me with the refund of my original purchase (Including my original shipping costs). The Seller after multiple email communications emailed…

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    • The wow
    • March 21, 2014

    It look so disgusting when she ate it and made that sound it sounded like
    she was you know

    • Rosie Rasool
    • March 21, 2014

    Pea pod chips

    • Jennyribbit
    • March 21, 2014

    3rd comment wow

    • Laisha Sandoval
    • March 21, 2014


    • Annastacia S.
    • March 21, 2014

    Omg definitely have to do this!!!

    • Awesomereiyk
    • March 21, 2014

    Pro tip: Pour the batter in a tall glass for easier coating of the hotdogs.

    • Nazara Hill
    • March 21, 2014

    Yeah it is awkward

    • Philippa Oconnor
    • March 21, 2014


    • mandymckk
    • March 21, 2014

    I want one

    • Natalia Zili
    • March 21, 2014

    And besides KFC chicken, the recipe for Jack Daniel’s sauce from

    • Christie Arenas
    • March 21, 2014

    Does she have to say “Mmmmm” all the time, after she eats all/most of the
    food she makes? (Showoff) 

    • gbclifton1
    • March 21, 2014

    Just a little advice. If you flour your hot dog before dipping it the
    batter will stick to it better or make sure your hot has no moisture on the
    skin of it.

    • Rachael Lewis
    • March 21, 2014

    Oreo chocolate chip cookies! :D

    • Yvonne Cheng
    • March 21, 2014

    lol so many of the things she’s showing here are already popular street
    snacks in Taiwan! Taiwan really has the best food hehe :3 Glad you like
    them too tho :)

    • Emily Almani
    • March 21, 2014

    2:32 and after it looks and sounds wrong 

    • Roy AlYa
    • March 21, 2014

    Hi!! I mada the funnel cake without hotdogs and it taste amazing!!!!!!!!! I
    always tried to cook cakes and I it never workout and when my mom saw me
    cooking she asked me to stop but I continue until I finished all my
    sisters, brothers and parents loved it thank you so so so much P.S I
    replaced sugar powder by honey

    • Corinne Ellis
    • March 21, 2014

    lmao that bite and moan at the end was so awkward

    • Moha Taylor
    • March 21, 2014

    Yeah right

    • Alana Vang
    • March 21, 2014

    AHH yeah, look at those yummy calories dipped in oil topped with more sugar

    • Julian Aguado
    • March 21, 2014

    First comment

    • Carmen Sanchez
    • March 21, 2014

    Instead of “Funnel Cake Hot Dogs,” I read “Funeral Cake Hot Dogs.” ._.

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