Freedom 45 Spot On For Dogs Flea Treatment Review

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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.

Company Claims

According to Star Horse, the manufacturer or Freedom 45, the product kills, repels and prevents the re-infestation of the following:

  • Fleas
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Lice
  • Mites

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.

Active Ingredients

  • 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.

Usage Information

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.

Conclusion

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.



13 Responses to “Freedom 45 Spot On For Dogs Flea Treatment Review”
  1. LML says:

    I applied freedom45 and instead of killing fleas it seemed to feed them and make them multiply… Should be against the law to sell things like it…

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  2. Tim Kolb says:

    I have used the spot on for my dog and a stray that adopted us. The stray was covered in fleas. I am not kidding when I say the fleas were gone by the next day. I plan on continuing using the product because it is priced for my fixed income and works wonderfully.

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  3. BJ says:

    I have used this product for years on all of my dogs. Never had any problem and it has worked great!

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    • Terry says:

      SUCKS

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  4. Dany says:

    Freedom 45 worked for 2 days on my dogs period. Not worth the time, money or effort to use on any animal.

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  5. Janie Ammerman says:

    I used this product and my 11 mo. old shih-Tzu He has not been able to walk, eat, drink or use his kidneys or bowels. I would not recommend this product to be used at all.

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  6. Shelley says:

    I bought this (cheap) product because all the “good” brands were sold out at Tractor Supply. Within 24 hours, my dog had a horrible rash and was obviously miserable. I applied exactly as directed and bought the correct one for her weight. I will NEVER put this on my dog again!

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  7. Vanessa says:

    I bought this at Tractor Supply got rid of the fleas seemed to work well, but ever since I put it on as directed my 2 male chihuahuas keep shaking their head like something is bothering their ears. It seems to have given them some side effect, I gave them a bath and will bathe them every other day hoping to get it off. Won’t buy again!

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  8. Terry says:

    It sucks don’t buy

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  9. susan nail says:

    I have used all of the others that are up to date in 2017 market. The pills make dogs itch perfusely, can’t afford the over priced front line. Did once dog got sick list alot of hair. Uh no thanks.
    Freedom 45 is the only one that doesn’t drive my dogs nuts with scratching sick nor breaks my horses out.with the Equine 45 kills ticks in 24 hours Period I will stick with it

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  10. Darryl Deaton says:

    No fleas where we live, but many ticks. Works well on my 2 outdoor labs. No negative results

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  11. Merrie says:

    Freedom 45 left a chemical burn on my dogs skin. And the fleas we’re not effected.

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  12. carol says:

    again I ma a kennel I use Liberty and Freedom. My customers complain about frontline Plus ALL THE TIME. then they ask me what I use. If i am standing in the isle were it is sold I tell them to save their money and use the 2 above

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