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Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment for Dogs & Cats

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Effipro is the practical, more affordable flea and tick treatment choice for your pet, available without a veterinary prescription. With a new formulation of Fipronil, the same tried and trusted active ingredient as the world famous leading brand, you can protect your pet with confidence, without breaking the bank. Effipro has a unique, clear, non-drip pipette, thanks to its ‘drop lock’ technology, meaning you can apply the product with greater control, less mess and fuss. You can also be sure you have applied all of the solution to your animal because of the clear pipette, so providing better protection. Effipro will cover dogs against fleas for 8 weeks, and against ticks for 4 weeks. Cats benefit from 5 weeks flea protection and 2 weeks tick protection. Effipro also provides a more flexible solution than traditional flea and tick treatments, as you can purchase as many or a few pipettes as you require to treat your pets. The best value flea and tick treatment we have. Veterinary prescription NOT required. Recommended to be applied every 4 weeks.

In addition to this flea treatment you may require an additional household spray like Indorex Flea Spray to combat fleas which may not have yet hatched or dormant fleas in and around the house. It is imperative to start treating fleas before there is any chance of a population build-up in the background. Very commonly people think that flea treatment is not working when they are expecting too much of the product. Most of the flea population lives off the pet and can act as a reservoir for your pets for a long time if it is allowed to get out of hand.

Please take care not to let the product come into contact with varnished or other household surfaces. The alcohol carrier in the product may have adverse effects on these surfaces. Allow the products to fully dry before allowing the animal contact with these surfaces and do not put used pipettes on them.

Administer by topical application to the skin: 1 pipette of 0.5 ml per cat. 1 pipette of 0.67 ml per dog weighing over 2 kg and up to 10 kg bodyweight 1 pipette of 1.34 ml per dog weighing over 10 kg and up to 20 kg bodyweight 1 pipette of 2.68 ml per dog weighing over 20 kg and up to 40 kg bodyweight 1 pipette of 4.02 ml per dog weighing over 40 kg and up to 60 kg bodyweight For dogs over 60 kg use two pipettes of 2.68 ml.

Effipro Spot-On is an effective treatment for the prevention of fleas and ticks. It is based on a new formula of the tried-and-tested agent Fipronil, an insecticide and acaricide belonging to the phenylpyrazole family, which is recognised to be active against fleas and ticks, killing fleas within 24 hour and ticks usually within 48 hours. Fipronil action is fast, effective, and provides lasting protection. Fipronil-based Effipro is also practical and affordable. Effipro can be used on Kittens and Puppies from 2 months of age and/or weighing more than 1kg in bodyweight. Available in packs of 4 or 24 pipettes, Effipro is ideal for households with more than one cat or dog.

Effipro is supplied as an innovative drop-free Spot-on to help you avoid getting any liquid on your fingers when opening - it couldn't be easier.Effipro Spot On is administered to the skin on the back of the neck. Follow the instructions on the packet for correct application. Apply every four weeks to maintain flea cover. It is important to apply the dose to an area where the animal cannot lick off and to make sure that animals do not lick each other after treatment. Ensure that treated animals do not groom each other after treatment until dry.

Effipro does not prevent ticks from attaching to the animals. If the animal has been treated prior to exposure to the ticks, the ticks will be killed in the first 24-48 hours after attachment. This will usually be prior to engorgement, minimising but not excluding the risk of transmission of diseases. Once dead, ticks will often drop off the animal, but any remaining ticks may be removed with a gentle pull.


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Reviews (310)

Summary of Reviews for Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment for Dogs & Cats

Overall 4
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
279 out of 310 (90%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (219 reviews)
4 stars (55 reviews)
3 stars (8 reviews)
2 stars (2 reviews)
1 stars (26 reviews)

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55 Good value effective treatment
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By on 25 October 2020

This is a good, effective and good value product.

Customer recommends this product

55 Effipro
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By on 25 October 2020

Does exactly what it says and keeps my animals flea free

Customer recommends this product

45 Effipro
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By on 15 October 2020

didn't know if this would be as good as Advocate that we have previously bought from the vets but it seems to work fine.

Customer recommends this product

55 Seems effective and Oleg did not seem to have any ill effects from it.
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By on 15 September 2020

Good. Does what is says it will do.

Customer recommends this product

55 Seems effective and Oleg did not seem to have any ill effects from it.
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By on 15 September 2020

Good. Does what is says it will do.

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

7 May 2019 at 7:46am

What chemical is active one

Sue Pittendrigh

  • VioVet customer since 2018
  • From: Devon, United Kingdom

Is it Deosect chemical

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Sue,

No, Effipro does not contain the same chemical as Deosect.

Effipro contains fipronil and is licensed for the treatment of fleas and ticks in cats and dogs.

Deosect contains cypermethrin and the product is licensed for treating flies and lice in horses and donkeys.

I hope this answers your question!

24 August 2018 at 1:58pm

Sharing pipettes


  • VioVet customer since 2018
  • From: Málaga, Spain

Effipro Medium is stated to be shareable, but larger sizes are not! I suspect this is a mistake, but I don't understand why a product like this wouldn't be shareable (although it obviously isn't as profitable)! As I see it, my two 16 & 19kg dogs should be able to use a single 20-40kg dose.

  • VioVet Staff

Hi there,

Each dog requires a full dose of the product. There is just enough in each pipette to properly treat a single dog weighing between 20-40kg. If you split the dose in half and shared it between two dogs, you would be underdosing both and neither would be treated against fleas or ticks.

I hope this helps,


18 August 2017 at 11:06pm

Can this be used on nursing cat


Can this be used on a mother cat nursing kittens?

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Michelle,

Studies have not been carried out with this product in pregnant and lactating bitches. Use in pregnancy and lactation only in accordance with professional veterinary advice and a benefit/risk assessment.

Best wishes,


12 April 2016 at 6:01pm

Frequency of Application

Charlotte Hocking

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

It states the idea is to be applied every 4 weeks but can it be used more frequently?

  • VioVet Staff

Sometimes it might be used more frequently, but legally that is classed as not in line with the official license, so only the vet genuinely responsible for the care of the animal is able to offer advice on this. As an online supplier, we are bound to stick to the terms of the license/data sheet. You should talk to your own vet about "off license" use.

23 March 2016 at 2:25pm

Effipro Dosage

mrs j

My dog weighs 20kg. Should I use the M pipette which says is for up to 20kg OR the large which says from 20kg. I will either be under or over dosing

  • VioVet Staff

Strictly the correct dose is the smaller pipette, which is for up to (and including) 20kg. The larger pipette is for "over 20kg" which your dog is not. In fact there is so much leeway on this that the dose is not critical and you could safely use either size. The main difference will be a few weeks after application. The the larger size will remain effective for longer, whereas the smaller size is more likely to be fading sooner. The guide is 8 weeks for fleas, 4 weeks for ticks. The higher dose is more likely to fully achieve these figures.

17 November 2015 at 6:05am

Asthmatic Cat

Melanie Richardson

My cats are currently on Advantage up to 4kg since one was diagnosed with asthma. Previously they were on front line, but was told advantage was safer for a cat with asthma. Just wondering if this is too please?

  • VioVet Staff

I am not aware of any scientific evidence that Advantage is more or less safe or effective that Frontline. Effipro contains the same ingredient as Frontline and is to all intents and purposes the same as Frontline. I think that flea "allergies" can be involved in systemic reactions in cats and have a significant effect on feline asthma, so good flea control makes a lot of sense. I think you should be fine using Advantage, though it might be just as safe with the other products too.

16 May 2015 at 4:06am


Charlotte Hocking

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

I know this will seem a bit of a strange question but could I use this on my geese? I pick them both up yesterday and they both have loads of little flea like critters all around their eyes. One of the fleas/ mites jumped off onto me and took some force to pull off. All the mite/ critter products for birds are dust or sprays which you can't get any where near their eyes. Vaseline won't work as they are so think in the critters that I'd end up getting it in their eyes. If I weigh my geese could I try the cat / small dog treatment on them? I'm not expecting eggs from them anytime soon as I've been told they need to be completely relaxed before they start laying, though if they did lay I'd assume the eggs should not be eaten.

  • VioVet Staff

You would do better to weigh them then use the appropriate dose of Xeno 200 or Xeno 450. They contain an ingredient which is absobed through the skin and then travels around the body and will kill parasites wherever they are. You must not eat any eggs produced for at least 7 days after treatment, but this would be better treatment than Effipro. You do not need to apply it to near the parasites, anywhere on the bird will be equally effective as long as it goes onto dry skin. (Parting the feathers on the back is usually easiest.)

14 May 2015 at 12:48pm

Safe on collies


  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Hi Is this safe officially to use on collies? I have a border and don't use anything that contains chemical that she could react to due to the collie gene?

Thanks lou

  • VioVet Staff

Effipro contains the ingredient fipronil, which is perfectly safe for collies. Breeds of this type are peculiarly sensitive to a completely different set of compounds (the avermectins) which are also used to treat fleas (as well as worms and other parasites). You can use Effipro safely on your collie, as long as you follow the normal instructions as for any other dog.

22 March 2015 at 11:07am

Suitable for an old dog?

Carol Rich

  • VioVet customer since 2013
  • From: South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I've noticed my old goldie (14)has been biting his front leg.tho I cannot find any fleas on him(they must think they've arrived in heaven with his coat!)I think there is a bite on his door seem to have several cats too which wander onto my property.i m concerned at his age that I don't give him medication which can upset his system or do damage to his liver.ive even opted out of boosters for him this year because of that.please could you advise a super safe flea treatment for a big old guy.
Thank you

  • VioVet Staff

Effipro is a very safe product and the active ingredient does not get absorbed into the bloodstream. It should be applied between the shoulder blades and in one or two more spots along his back where he cannot reach to lick it off. You should supervise him to ensure he does not lick it off of the spots further down his back while it dries. Some customers like to apply spot on treatments while their pet is distracted with a meal or asleep on their front. Effipro will protect him against both fleas and ticks - they are killed quickly after jumping on. For best protection, it should be applied monthly.

If you would prefer to avoid chemicals altogether, Biospotix is 100% natural and can be bought in spot on, spray or in a collar. There is also a household spray available.

22 November 2014 at 3:58pm


Angela Beeke

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Lancashire, United Kingdom

How old do the kittens have to be before we can use effipro?

  • VioVet Staff

According to the manufacturer the product should not be used on kittens less than 2 months old and/or weighing less than 1 kg.

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