Hello, and thanks for writing in.
I'm getting some information for you.
Do you have the container with you?
(The Bob Martin All in One product container)
Does it list active ingredients on the bottle anywhere?
Thanks for looking. I'm searching many places, including specific toxicology and veterinary specific websites, but no active ingredients are listed anywhere. It does say pesticide free, so it's more likely to be a "natural" type product. The information I have is that it seems to be more toxic to cats than dogs (which is the case with many flea & tick products.
Many things say that the main problem is that it just doesn't work, not necessarily that it's toxic, but it sounds like some cats have died after it was applied to them.
Cats react very differently to many products & medications compared to dogs. They metabolize things very differently, and many things that are not toxic to dogs, can be toxic to cats.
Because cats metabolize the exact same product/drug differently than dogs. For example, many flea & tick products contain pyrethrins to kill the parasites, and even though it's labeled to be safe in dogs and cats, we very rarely see side effects in dogs, but we very commonly see side effects in cats (including muscle tremors, seizures, and even death in some cases).
Your pup will likely be fine, but just to extra safe, you could wash/shampoo your dog again, just to wash off any product residue from the haircoat and skin. This may not be needed, but you could do it to take the extra precaution.
You're very welcome.
I would recommend contacting your local veterinarian about extra treatment with frontline. The frontline spray that was used should be effective, but it's not recommended to bathe a dog within 24 hours of applying frontline, since bathing can wash off some of the oil layer that is needed to help the frontline spread across the body and work properly, so some additional spray may be needed.
In the US - yes. In the UK - I'm not sure. I can tell you that in the US, Merial (the company that makes Frontline), only sells to veterinarians. So, if you find it in a store, it may or may not be the real thing (we see product failures with "Frontline" purchased in stores here periodically. So, your best bet is to get it from your veterinarian, even if you do find it in a store.
You're welcome. I hope everything goes great. Have fun with your new puppy!