Or Register for FREE!




Welcome to our Cat Forums!
Welcome to our CatForums!
You are seeing this message because you are viewing our cat forums as a guest.

You can continue to browse our many cat related areas as a guest but you are more than welcome to register and join our friendly community of Cat Lovers! ... And for free!

Doing so will also remove this message and some of the ads, such as the one on the left.

Please click here to register.

Reply

Catsey Junior
 
Cats owned: Oriental
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London, UK
Posts: 91
16-04-2015, 06:41 PM   #1

Flea and worm prevention


Just wondering what everyone uses?

The vet only really recommends the spot on liquids, dabbed on the back of the neck. My cats hate these, god knows why they can't improve the smell. The solvent used is also incredibly harsh (it stripped the paint on my microwave) and I'm loathe to put that on my cats any more.

I don't think collars work very well and they definitely wouldn't stay on. Anyone have experience of tablets or anything else? And if tablets, can you recommend a brand?

Thanks.



Reply With Quote


Catsey Senior
 
Cats owned: 4 moggies and 1 ragdoll
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: lancashire, UK
Posts: 806
17-04-2015, 06:34 PM   #2

Re: Flea and worm prevention


I have tried Bob Martin tablets but they don't last long. I use Advantage spot on, we stopped using Frontline, it didn't work. I think flea repellents are gentler but we have 6 cats and we have to be on top of them. None of our cats have a bad reaction to Advantage but one of the dogs does. Sorry I can't be more helpful.



Reply With Quote


Velvet's Avatar
Catsey Veteran
 
Cats owned: 5 DSH. 2 DLH
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Nth Ireland - UK
Posts: 3,605
19-04-2015, 01:18 AM   #3

Re: Flea and worm prevention


Advocate - wouldnt use anything else



Reply With Quote


Catsey Senior
 
Cats owned: Colourpoint persian, and moggies
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 645
19-04-2015, 09:27 AM   #4

Re: Flea and worm prevention


I've been using Activyl on the cats and dog. I buy it online as it is a lot cheaper than at the vet clinic. There is no smell and it works well. Only problem is that it needs to be applied monthly.



Reply With Quote


Catsey Junior
 
Cats owned: Oriental
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London, UK
Posts: 91
29-04-2015, 01:04 PM   #5

Re: Flea and worm prevention


I've gone for advantage this time. They've had the advocate before which they really didn't like and I also couldn't find it online! I couldn't find activyl either online. Got 4 pipettes for 9.99.



Reply With Quote


fancyabrew's Avatar
Catsey Senior
 
Cats owned: BSH Silver Tab, Lilac CP, Blue
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 296
fancyabrew is Male
28-05-2015, 04:37 PM   #6

Re: Flea and worm prevention


Quote:
Originally Posted by Feliss
I've gone for advantage this time. They've had the advocate before which they really didn't like and I also couldn't find it online! I couldn't find activyl either online. Got 4 pipettes for 9.99.
Advantage and Advocate are the same the only difference is Advocate also treat worms and needs a prescription. Advantage is just for fleas, both use the same activate ingredient for flea treatment (imidacloprid) and Advocate contains moxidectin for treating worms.

I've found this http://www.nutrecare.co.uk/flea-trea...-133mg-p-10287 but haven't tried it as its quite expensive you mix it in to their food.

We use Advantage on our 3 and for worms we use Drontal. I'm looking for an effective Tick treatment (Frontline does ticks but is rubbish for fleas!) I've removed 6 ticks from the head\neck of Godfrey over the past 3 days!



Reply With Quote


Catsey Junior
 
Cats owned: Oriental
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London, UK
Posts: 91
28-05-2015, 06:26 PM   #7

Re: Flea and worm prevention


They both hated it, and shook most of it everywhere...

My mum used to program our cats when I was young. I think it was ok, but may be fleas are more immune to it now?

Annoying about ticks, none here but then myszka, the only one who goes out, prefers other people's houses to long grass etc!



Reply With Quote

Reply