Freedom 45 Spot On For Dogs Flea Treatment Review
Fighting fleas is tough, especially once your dog is exposed to them.
Sometimes it seems like nothing will get rid of them and there are so many products out there that’s it’s hard to pick the one that will do the best job, particularly if money is a consideration.
Flea treatments are tricky though; remember that the cheaper product is only cheaper if does the job right the first time.
Today we’re going to take a look at one of the less expensive spot on treatments for dogs, Freedom 45 Spot-On.
We’ll look at the ingredients and take a look at what users are saying about it so that you have a better idea of whether it’s the product for you.
According to Star Horse, the manufacturer or Freedom 45, the product kills, repels and prevents the re-infestation of the following:
The treatments comes in a 3-month supply packaged in individual doses for small and medium dogs and in a 1-month dose for larger dogs.
- Permethrin 45%
How it Works
Permethrin works as a neurotoxin that causes muscle spasms, paralysis, then death to fleas. Unfortunately, it also does this to cats because cats can’t break the toxin down fast enough to keep it from affecting them. It’s also been reported to affect small, old or frail dogs, too.
What Are Users Saying?
People who use it are mixed with about half of them saying that it works and the other half saying that it doesn’t. None are reporting any adverse problems that I could find; just that it doesn’t work.
The price is extremely competitive at $5 or less per dose.
Apply between the shoulder blades and allow to dry. Reapply every 4 weeks. For large and extra large dogs, a dose at the base of the tail is also required.
Product Warnings and Side Effects
This product has a ton of warnings. For people, you’re supposed to avoid contact with skin and wash your hands as soon as you use it. We’ve already discussed what it does to cats so if you have cats in your house, you need to keep them separate from the dog for at least 24 hours after you apply it to the dog. Also, keep away from kids.
We don’t recommend this product for two reasons: the permethrin is toxic to cats, fish, exotics, and even possibly to small or frail dogs. Also, it’s not necessarily the best flea drop on the market; some of the newer actives are much better and less toxic. Choose carefully. Click here to see our suggestions for effective, safe flea drops.
If you’ve used Freedom 45 Spot-On on your dog for fleas, please let us know how it worked for you in the comments section below.