I gave Mickey a bath about an hour and a half ago, (I had towel dried him as thoroughly as I could) and a few minutes ago I put Frontline on him. I noticed that his hair was damp (not at all soaked, just damp) but I already had the tip to his skin by the time I noticed. He usually gives me a bit of a hard time with this, so I do a 'siege' application usually, and I usually wait until bedtime, but the boys are actually napping---so I thought I'd take advantage of the break.
Did I just totally mess-up his application because he wasn't completely dry? I don't want to apply more before he's due, but I don't want him walking around with no tick protection either. I thought about using a blow-dryer on his hair right now, but I don't know if that would mess up the meds.
I think it should be okay - as long as he wasn't soaking wet when you did the application.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
My vet said not to apply it until two days after bathing. I'm not sure why though.
Katie and Boo
I think I hear that too.Originally Posted by AmazonGold
Hrm, I guess I can put a call into his vet, but I hate to bother them with a non-emergency question. Then again, I do have to bring him in for a regular check-up (it's a little early, but better than late, right) so I can just ask that while I'm making his appnt. I feel stupid for doing it without testing to see how wet he was, but I was trying to hustle it up before the boys woke up and I ended up forgetting. :P
3 days before or after bathing (and getting wet). The reason is because you are taking out the oils in his coat by bathing and frontline uses the oils to distribute throughout the body. If you don't wait, the effectiveness of the product is compromised.