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Gaina's Avatar
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Cats owned: Cross-breed (Maine Coon)
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03-08-2011, 04:23 PM   #21

Re: Fleas


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Originally Posted by fancyabrew
we've given up with frontline, got advocate from the vet. If you can't get capstar then Johnsons for fleas is the same stuff, it works in a differant way than frontline so you can use them together
Thanks fancyabrew (haha, I'm cradling a cuppa as I notice your nickname!).

The Advantage has worked beautifully and we've got light traps to catch any of the little stinkers still hiding in the house!

<<He is a gorgeous boy and that little bare bit needs a kiss!>>

angieh, you read my mind!



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03-08-2011, 04:43 PM   #22

Re: Fleas


Hi, Gaina! I think the light traps are a great idea, they really work! Mine also caught a cricket that had gotten in the house and some assorted flies!



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03-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #23

Re: Fleas


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Hi, Gaina! I think the light traps are a great idea, they really work! Mine also caught a cricket that had gotten in the house and some assorted flies!
Ah, poor Mr Cricket!



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Cats owned: Moggy
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04-08-2011, 09:28 AM   #24

Re: Fleas


Lol, Missy has just seen me walking towards her with a pipette of Frontline (hidden) in my hand & she's off out of the open window!!

What I wanted to say was - so far, Frontline is all that Missy has needed but rather than her have fleas I'd change but I see Advantage does not effect ticks. I know little about this. Can anyone advise please?



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04-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #25

Re: Fleas


Hi Nuttygran! I am having the same problem with my dog, but while there does seem to be a different treatment that may be suitable for my dog to treat fleas and ticks and then a separate treatment for worms, the options for cats seem to be very limited especially for the treatment of ticks.

If you are interested, this is a good website for information http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/Comp...ew/-21789.html



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04-08-2011, 12:11 PM   #26

Re: Fleas


Thank you Angieh, Missy has never had ticks but I have seen other cats with them. They were farm cats & I expect ferral, I can only think they hadn't been treated with anything.



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04-08-2011, 03:40 PM   #27

Re: Fleas


I've just been on the Bayer website (who make Advantage) and there's a tick section for dogs, but just fleas for cats (?)

I got a handy tip from a vet nurse on how to deal with ticks at home. Soak a q-tip in surgical spirit and paint it on the tick. You might need to do it twice a day but it should shrivel up and die within 48 hours.



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