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Flea treatment

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Summ3rain, Mar 14, 2017.


  1. Summ3rain

    Summ3rain PetForums Member

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    What flea treatments do everybody on here use that's known to be effective? I've been using Advantage for a while now but have a suspicion that Hedgie might be allergic :( so looking for an alternative...
     
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    Paddypaws PetForums VIP

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    Wiggins had the most horrific reaction to Advantage where it literally burnt his skin so I will never use a spot on for him again. That said, I am not terribly keen on using spot on anyway!
    You could look into Program, either the liquid or the injection....or there is tablet called Comfortis which I researched too.
    I have always relied mainly on treating the house thoroughly with Indorex or similar and not really had any problems even with multiple cats.
     
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    vivien PetForums VIP

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    I use advocate from the vet. It does fleas, worms, and lungworms which is apparantly on the increase in my area. We have a lot of slugs in our garden so I won't take any chances.

    Viv xx
     
  4. Summ3rain

    Summ3rain PetForums Member

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    Thanks @Paddypaws ill have a look into those. I'm sorry to hear Wiggins had such an awful reaction to Advantage :eek: Hedgie's is nowhere near as bad thankfully.

    She had an issue with overgrooming starting around a year ago. Vet checked her, we tried an elimination diet, ruled out stress the best we could- nothing seemed to help :( Then she started improving over the winter months for no apparent reason... It never occurred to me that I had stopped de-fleaing her at the time. Now that it's warmer I popped some Advantage on 2 days ago, and she's scratching and grooming like she did before again :( Could be a coincidence, who knows, but would like to try something different just to see.

    The injection sounds interesting, I'll have a chat with my vet if it's suitable for her, thanks again :)
     
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    Summ3rain PetForums Member

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    Thanks Viv. I was under the impression that Advocate has the same ingredients as Advantage, but with a dewormer? I'll double check with my vet to see if that's an option, thanks.
     
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    It was awful. He must have felt like I had put acid on his skin and I do think it has scarred him for life in that he is very jumpy. Luckily I have a vet just a few doors down so I ran straight down there with him and they got most of the product off him but his skin was raw and blistered.
     
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    The HBs use the program injection as I deem them to be relatively low risk (being mostly indoors) It's great because it lasts 6 months so I don't have to think about it too often though.
     
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    Summ3rain PetForums Member

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    Thanks @huckybuck , Hedgie is mainly indoors too but has some backyard time on a harness once in a while. Although she's never out for long I'm always paranoid she'll bring fleas back in! The Program injection definitely sounds like a good option thanks :)
     
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