Stronghold Spot On for Dogs & Cats

Stronghold Spot On for Dogs & Cats
Cat (2.6-7.5kg, Blue) » 45mg Pipette (Pack of 3)
Cat XL (7.6-10kg, Taupe) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 3)
Dog (2.6-5kg, Violet) » 30mg Pipette (Pack of 3)
Dog (5.1-10kg, Brown) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 3)
Dog (10.1-20kg, Red) » 120mg Pipette (Pack of 3)
Dog (20-40kg, Green) » 240mg Pipette (Pack of 3)
Dog XL (40.1-60kg, Plum) » 360mg Pipette (Pack of 3)
Kittens/Puppies (up to 2.5kg, Rose) » 15mg Pipette (Pack of 3)

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  • Cat (2.6-7.5kg, Blue) » 45mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £18.26
  • Cat (2.6-7.5kg, Blue) » 45mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £33.29
  • Cat XL (7.6-10kg, Taupe) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £28.09
  • Dog (2.6-5kg, Violet) » 30mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £18.27
  • Dog (2.6-5kg, Violet) » 30mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £33.32
  • Dog (5.1-10kg, Brown) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £19.07
  • Dog (5.1-10kg, Brown) » 60mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £34.67
  • Dog (10.1-20kg, Red) » 120mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £21.50
  • Dog (10.1-20kg, Red) » 120mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £37.36
  • Dog (20-40kg, Green) » 240mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £24.99
  • Dog (20-40kg, Green) » 240mg Pipette (Pack of 6) £43.80
  • Dog XL (40.1-60kg, Plum) » 360mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £38.99
  • Kittens/Puppies (up to 2.5kg, Rose) » 15mg Pipette (Pack of 3) £16.99
  • Kittens/Puppies (up to 2.5kg, Rose) » 15mg Pipette (Pack of 15) £75.74

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This product is sourced in the United Kingdom and is intended for use in the United Kindgom only.

Stronghold provides one of the most complete parasite treatments available in one easy spot-on application. The contents of one pipette are emptied onto the skin of the back of the neck once a month. The active ingredient is absorbed through the skin and for 1 month it will kill fleas, lice, worms and mites wherever they are, either inside, or on the surface of, the body. In areas where heartworm is found, Stronghold prevents this too, which is important for dogs and cats traveling to Europe on the Pet Travel Scheme.

For a full explanation of the parasite control provided by Stronghold, read the relevant datasheet by clicking on the individual products below.

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Reviews (45)

Summary of Reviews for Stronghold Spot On for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
45 out of 45 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (41 reviews)
4 stars (4 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Stronghold
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By on 23 December 2020

Very effective, easy to use.

Customer recommends this product

55 Easy to administer
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By on 25 June 2018

Good value, compared to almost double at the vets.

Customer recommends this product

55 Excellent product
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By on 23 May 2018

I have been using Stronghold for a couple of years as my dogs seemed to have become immune to their previous well known preventative

Customer recommends this product

55 Stronghold
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By on 3 May 2018

This seems to be an excellent flea treatment for my two cats, especially the fact that it is waterproof after only two hours.

Customer recommends this product

55 Great
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By on 13 February 2018

Great product and works

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

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

12 September 2021 at 3:22pm

Out of date flea treatment

Caesar’s Mum

Spotted a flea on my dog. Applied stronghold flea treatment before realising the treatment was an old one, 1 year out of date. The day after application I found a wriggling flea-not jumping. Also the same a day later. Today is 5 days after application I have found a jumping flea on my dog.
Has the treatment been unsuccessful, should I reapply a new treatment?

  • VioVet Staff

It is not recommended to use a medication beyond its expiry date as it is unknown whether the medication will work properly or not. Stronghold is a prescription only flea medication so I recommend running this question past your prescribing vet as giving a dose now could be an overdose.

12 August 2021 at 12:07pm



does this prevent or treat lungworm (as only heartworm prevention is mentioned)?
if not what other products do i need to prevent AND treat it please?

  • VioVet Staff

Stronghold Spot On contains Selamectin as the active ingredient which is not indicated for the prevention and treatment of lungworm. Products containing either Moxidectin or Milbemcyin will cover this.
Canine lungworm is within the UK and it is advised to prevent against clinical infestation where possible. Only prescription wormers will cover this so you should chat to your vet for a written prescription if you wish to purchase any with us.

29 September 2020 at 6:07pm



I use stronghold plus on my cat. Do I have to use a different tapewormer as well as this?

  • VioVet Staff

Normal Stronghold will cover fleas/lices/mites and roundworms. Stronghold Plus covers the above and ticks too. Neither will cover tapeworm so we recommend using a tapewormer alongside this ideally every 3 months for the average cat. Droncit Spot On or Beaphar WORMClear Spot On are products that will do this.

21 July 2020 at 10:07pm

Diabetes and IBS


Hi I have a cat who has diabetes and IBS. Is this safe to use on him? Thanks

  • VioVet Staff

Yes this product can be safely applied to your cat with Diabetes and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

5 February 2016 at 8:22pm

Stronghold for cats

George my cat

How long does it take before I see no more fleas on George ?

  • VioVet Staff

Good Morning,

Thank you for your question, it takes 2-3 hours to kill the fleas. We do recommend that the house is treated to, to help prevent the cat from getting re-infected as fleas lay the larvae in sofas, blankets and other household items. We also recommend putting all blankets ect. in the washing machine on a boiling wash to kill any larvae and fleas present.

I hope this helps, if you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.

27 September 2015 at 4:33pm



is stronghold still effective when they are in the sun bathing everyday?

  • VioVet Staff

It is true that ultra-violet radiation tends to degrade many compounds, but the active ingredient of Stronghold (Selamectin) is absorbed hrough the skin and so is out of reach of the UV. I am sure it will remain effective despite sunbathing.

12 August 2015 at 9:37am

Flea and worm treatment

Jane woodham

I use stronghold on my 8 month old Cocker Spaniel, I have noted that it is effected against some types of worms, do I need to worm my dog every three months with a product like Drontal wormer too ? I am confused as to what worms are killed by what product and if it's necessary for me to purchase both products ? Thanks

  • VioVet Staff

If you use Stronghold then it is unlikely that you need to give any other worm treatment at all. Stronghold is not effective against tapeworms, but they are rare in dogs now apart from a very few areas. If tapeworms are present, they are usually harmless to the dog, but you will see segments of tapeworm. In that case you can use a multi-wormer Drontal, or just Droncit which is purely active against tapeworms. Most people who use Stronghold do not use a separate wormer as well. Obviously your vet can advise you on this as he/she is providing the prescription for it.

10 December 2014 at 9:47am

Can I give another dose?


Stronghold was administered to my cat but not put directly onto the skin. This seems to have made it ineffective 3 days later I am still finding fleas. Can I give an extra dose or will this cause problems?

  • VioVet Staff

The safest thing to do would be to apply a different type of flea
treatment which will not be at all likely to cause a problem with
whatever Stronghold did reach your cat's skin. I would suggest Advantage
or Frontline. They have different active ingredients.
As far as
seeing fleas is concerned, it is quite common at this time of year for
there to be a huge explosion of fleas emerging from eggs (and pupae etc)
which were laid earlier in the year. You can then get lots of new fleas
jumping onto your cat every day, even though many will die after a
while due to the treatment applied. Therefore you might be seeing fleas
even if the Stronghold had been applied perfectly. All these fleas will
eventually die, but you might have to be a bit patient (and ideally
treat the house with something like Indorex).

24 April 2014 at 3:16pm

Pregnant cat

Katherine Turner

Can I use stronghold on my heavily pregnant cat?

  • VioVet Staff

Stronghold is safe to give during pregnancy or lactation. There is a general guide that all medication should be avoided if possible during the first third of pregnancy. It should however be perfectly safe, and a good idea, to use Stronghold in a heavily pregnant cat.

22 April 2014 at 1:48am

Can you use stronghold 45 mg on a dog?

Sophie Cain

Can stronghold 45 mg for cats be used on a dog. If not, why not?

  • VioVet Staff

Licensed medicines are strictly controlled and it is against the law for anyone other than the vet to prescribe Stronghold. If the prescribing vet considers using a medicine in some way differently from its legal authorisation, then he can do so and it is up to him to justify his decision afterwards if something goes wrong. Having said that, I expect that most vets would consider it perfectly OK to use the Cat Stronghold on a dog if it was of suitable weight, age etc.

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