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Can I use this flea treatment?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Pug_D, May 27, 2010.


  1. Pug_D

    Pug_D PetForums VIP

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    My kitten is 8 weeks old, I have a flea treatment satchet from the vets, but it has a dog on it, can i use it on my kitten if i just put say ahlf or a third on her?
     
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    Does it say on the sachet what it is?
     
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    Pug_D PetForums VIP

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    sorry yes its :

    Effipro, 67mg by virbac.
     
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    Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment from Vet UK: For Healthy Happy Pets

    if you look at this website there seems to be a type for cats, then another type for small dogs. As the small dog one is for dogs up to 10 kilos, I would be very worried it would be way too much for an average sized cat (<5 kilo).

    I would phone you vet and ask him/her what it is you actually have.
     
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    I would only put a drop on rather than the full thing.
     
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    Will do, thanks
     
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    Effipro Spot-On Solution for Medium Dogs 10-20kg - 1.34ml x 24
    A New product from Virbac: Effipro - contains the same active ingredient as 'The' leading Flea treatment program, just cheaper! Spot-on solution containing 100mg/mL fipronil presented in plastic pipettes, each containing 0.67mL (67mg fipronil), 1.34mL (134mg fipronil), 2.68mL (268mg fipronil), 4.02ml (402mg fipronil).

    Effipro Spot-On Solution for Medium Dogs 10-20kg - 1.34ml x 24 - Vetmedsdirect.co.uk

    judging by this, the 67mg is the small dog size, for dogs 10 to 20 kilos.

    I would not put that on my cat.

    I do know people who use dog flea treatments on cats (they just divide one pipette between 3 or 4 or 5 cats). But many cats also get OD-ed on flea treatments, so I personally wouldn&#8217;t do it unless I was 100% sure of the dosages per weight ratio).
     
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