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Using different flea treatments on cat? When is it safe?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by PJCroad&Chico, Jan 8, 2012.


  1. PJCroad&Chico

    PJCroad&Chico PetForums Member

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    I applied one brand to my cat but it doesn't seemed to have worked too well. I have another brand but I know you're not supposed to use two treatments at the same time - but is it safe to apply the other brand after a few days of applying the first brand?
     
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Which product did you use,most "over the counter "flea treatments are at best useless and at worst can be harmful.The only non prescription treatment that I would use would be Advantage.Best to contact your vet and ask their advice and use what they suggest,but I would be wary of using another treatment so soon .HTH.
     
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    Ask your vet- mine was ok with giving mine Advocate when I told him I'd used Frontline about 8 days previously and it hadn't worked. But I expect it depends on the products.
     
  4. PJCroad&Chico

    PJCroad&Chico PetForums Member

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    I used a Johnson's one and the one that I've not used yet is one I got from Poundland (Petstar maybe). He's not scratching loads though so maybe he just had an itch.
     
  5. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Please be very careful with the treatments you use .The Johnsons one is most likely as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike and the one from poundland, God knows, but I wouldnt put it anywhere near my cat.You get what you pay for ,lets just hope your cat doesnt :eek:.
     
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    I too have tried over the counter products and found it to be a waste of money. At best they kill the flea but not the eggs so the whole cycle starts day after day.

    I used a household spray for furniture and soft furnishings including the pet beds. I used Frontline Combi in the end from the vet.

    I still use Frontline Combi for my lot and touchwood I haven't had an outbrake since.

    Before switching to another product I would wait 4 weeks or speak to the vet.
     
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