Can I Use Out Of Date Dog Flea Treatment

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Does out of date flea treatment work?

A medicine should not be used after its use by, best before or expiry date. The flea sprays are guaranteed to be safe and effective if used in accordance with their label instructions; this includes the use by date. After this time, the safety and effectiveness of the treatment may be reduced.

How long is dog flea medicine good for?

The most popular flea and tick medications for dogs and cats last for at least a month; some are even effective for eight to twelve weeks!

Can you use expired dog medicine?

As a general rule you should discard any liquid medication 2 weeks after it was mixed and discard any pills or capsules 6 months after they were dispensed. This is the rationale behind recommending that you clean out your medicine cabinet twice a year and discard any expired products.

Does Revolution flea treatment expire?

What is the expiration date? We alternate Frontline Plus and Revolution so need fresh (12 months) expiration.

Is there an expiration date on Frontline Plus for dogs?

This product doesn’t expire. It will be usable until each individual dosage is opened.

What happens if I give my dog flea medicine late?

If you miss that monthly dose, your pet is at a potential risk of getting flea or tick bites, which can transmit some serious diseases. Heartworm preventive medicine is especially important to keep on schedule for your pet. If you miss a dose and your pet is bitten by an infected mosquito, it puts them at risk.

How long does Frontline flea treatment last?

Frontline is effective for 4 weeks. For optimal protection from fleas and ticks with Frontline, you should therefore apply Frontline to your dog every 4 weeks.

How long does spot on flea treatment last?

A spot-on treatment comes packaged in individual doses of liquid that can be applied by pouring the medicine onto your pet’s back, between the shoulders. One dose generally keeps a pet safe from fleas and ticks for one month, Dr. Wooten says, but will need to be applied more often if your pet swims or is bathed often.

How long can you use medicine after expiration date?

What they found from the study is 90% of more than 100 drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, were perfectly good to use even 15 years after the expiration date. So, the expiration date doesn’t really indicate a point at which the medication is no longer effective or has become unsafe to use.

Can you use out of date flea treatment for cats?

You should never use out of date flea treatments, not only does it become less effective but it can change the toxicity of the product and has been known to make the cat ill. Don’t put anything else on but keep an eye on your cat just in case there are any adverse effects.