Counterfeit Flea Products
IS YOUR FLEA CONTROL PRODUCT COUNTERFEIT?
The EPA has posted guidelines for how to determine whether product is genuine or counterfeit.
The EPA also has a site where you can report any possible counterfeit Advantage or Frontline products you may see in a store, either anonymously or with your name if you want a follow up of their actions:
Meriel, the company that makes Frontline, also has a web page explaining the EPA’s findings and enforcement efforts, and explaining how to tell the difference between the real Frontline and the counterfeit product:
The “counterfeit” products pictured here are humerous exaggerations, and the actual counterfeit products are harder to recognize.
Remember, Advantage, Frontline and Program are legally sold only through veterinarians. The price charged at retail outlets (whether a grocery store, a pet supply store or a pet supply website) are often not less. Plus, you run the risk that you may not be getting what you are supposedly paying for. Many people are still unaware that retail outlets cannot legitimately sell these products.