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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:57 pm 
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Hello: I take my two-year-old Bengal boy outside for a twenty to thirty minute walk two to three times a day. Now I saw the show on television a couple of weeks back related to some very poor flea collars on the market and how they have been leaving severe rashes around the neck of many cats. Some of these collars include brand names like Hertz for one.
So my question is can any cat lovers recommend a productive product, non-harmful of course, on the market to prevent fleas from taking up residence on my cat?
Thank you. :cool:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:11 pm 
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We use Frontline Plus on the cats and the dogs. I've had very good success with it.

When I first moved to TX I discovered that my roommates dog and cat had fleas but by the time I found them my dog and cats had them too :rolleyes: I started the Frontline (once a month) and within a day my animals didn't have any fleas on them any more.

We tried Advantage a few months ago because the Frontline was sold out and it didn't work as well for us as the Frontline does.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:11 am 
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Geez thanks for that info Donna. It is most appreciated and can this be purchased at most pet stores? Is it a spray?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:43 am 
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oaky wrote:
Geez thanks for that info Donna. It is most appreciated and can this be purchased at most pet stores? Is it a spray?


My $0.02: When I give my cats a flea treatment, I use Revolution. I've tried them all and am happiest with it, in terms of killing fleas, and reaction to the treatment. In addition to fleas it protects against heartworm, ticks, and some other things. That said, no matter which one you use you are still pouring a toxic substance onto your cat's skin :eek: One of my cats developed a really bad reaction to those topical flea treatments (all of them), where she started "mowing" her fur until she had a completely bald underbelly, then licked herself raw. In researching that, it's not that uncommon a reaction either. So that's just a heads-up. Watch for that sort of a reaction from your cat, and discontinue it if that happens.

I think there's three topical treatments (that I know of): Revolution, Advantage, and Frontline. Revolution you need a prescription to get. One of the other two is available at Costco (forget which one, I always get them confused), and I think the other is readily available at pet stores.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:50 am 
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Great info and most appreciated Brian. Will certainly remain aware when and which one I use.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:14 am 
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I use broadline in the UK. You need to get it from vets. It does everything - fleas, worms, ticks etc. I think I did read though someone's cat having a reaction to it on this forum? I guess there will be reactions by a small minority of cats to all different products and you just have to try and hope for no reaction. Every time I put it on Oscar it does scare me because of the chemical concoction I am pouring onto his skin :sad: Why can't fleas just disappear?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:41 pm 
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I use Frontline Plus on Raiden. There are recipes out there for home-made products but I'm not sure how great they work. Raiden does not have fleas and the ticks don't get on him. I get the ticks -- he doesn't! There are so many products on the market place that you simply need to find the best one that will work for your cat. I had to have a flea AND tick product because we back up to woods and ticks are prevalent here and so hard to get off cats.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:21 pm 
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I don't use anything. But if you had recurring problems with fleas, I could see why you would.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:35 am 
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I didn't generally use anything unless I caught a flea on Merlin. For 5 years not a single one, then last winter an infestation after a new cat appeared in the garden full of gravid (egg laden) females! Poor baby had about 30 removed in one hit with the fine flea comb! I now use Advocate - Probably every 3-4 months. This seems to keep him flea free. He did have a tick a few years ago, so I bought the proper tick puller, and (touchwood) haven't needed to use it since... and he got some a/b from the vet cos it was on the fur immediately above his spine!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:49 pm 
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Flea infestations are the hardest to get rid of, so you really want to stop one before it starts. Humans can carry fleas on them into a home. Those little boogars bite hard and are a real pain in the butt!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:15 pm 
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spitspot wrote:
I use broadline in the UK. You need to get it from vets. It does everything - fleas, worms, ticks etc. I think I did read though someone's cat having a reaction to it on this forum? I guess there will be reactions by a small minority of cats to all different products and you just have to try and hope for no reaction. Every time I put it on Oscar it does scare me because of the chemical concoction I am pouring onto his skin :sad: Why can't fleas just disappear?


That would be my Hendrix who had a reaction, fortunately his fur has all come back now. I don't think it's a common reaction, but the leaflet does say it can happen sometimes. I still use Broadline on Jagger as it is always him who seems to get ticks, plus it is one of the easiest to apply. Hendrix is back on advocate, which you also need to get from the vet, and covers most things but not ticks.

It's a shame fleas, worms and ticks exist as I also hate applying these things plus neither of my two appreciate the fact it is for their own good! And this weekend I have to try to apply it on my own to two bolshy bengals lol

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:09 pm 
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oaky wrote:
Geez thanks for that info Donna. It is most appreciated and can this be purchased at most pet stores? Is it a spray?

It's a topical liquid, you put it on their back high up where they can't reach to lick (instructions in the package). I get the Frontline at Costco because a 6 dose pack is 1 month for our house, Sam's sometimes carries it as well and most pet stores around here carry both the Frontline and Advantage.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:37 pm 
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Make a home made remedy that's a lot less expensive. I don't know if any of these work:

http://everydayroots.com/flea-remedies-for-cats


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