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Program flea treatment substitute?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by skipety, Sep 28, 2020.


  1. skipety

    skipety PetForums Junior

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    Elanco in their infinite wisdom seem to have stopped making Program for cats. As my cat will not let me apply any of the spot on treatments its left me in a bit of a quandary. Is there any other preparation that can be taken orally like Program?
     
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    skipety PetForums Junior

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    Yes thanks for that. Credelio looks a good substitute for Program. Only drawback is that it needs a vet prescription which I have duly obtained. Lets hope the cat now takes it in her food like she did with Program.

    Thanks again
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    I am told that some cats will just wolf down the Credelio tablet on its own! I shall wait and see what my cats do! LOL ;)
     
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    skipety PetForums Junior

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    I somehow don't think this one will do that unless it tastes like a Dreamie!
     
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    A different option is the Seresto collars. Most flea collars are useless or worse, but these are pretty good. Expensive up front but last several months.

    They do work but can run out early if the cat goes outside in the rain, as I've just discovered with my cat who has a flea allergy.
     
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    @Babyshoes - I am wary of the Seresto collars after we had several different forum members some years ago whose cats suffered neurological damage from wearing one. Maybe the makers have changed the ingredients now and they are safer...
     
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    I wasn't aware of that! I did speak to my vet before using it, and so far all has been ok, apart from stopping working early... Definitely worth a bit more reading up, I think!
     
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