Also - don't get Advantage Multi for Dogs and break it down for cats. Regular Advantage for dogs is okay to break down for cats but don't use the "Multi." Some extra ingredient in there is bad news for cats. Obviously the cat "Multi" is okay.
“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:32:14 -0700 From: moonsiste...@yahoo.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Flea Products Of course you should ALWAYS ask a vet what the dosage is and what product is safe for cats. If you look at the label of Revolution and of Frontline Plus, you will see that the ingredients are exactly the same for dogs as for cats but not the dosage. So you have to get the dosage correct. With Revolution, it would be 0.035 and for Frontline, it's 0.05. You need to talk to your vet about this and explain that you are on a very limited budget with cats who need flea treatment and ask for the dose from her/him. If your vet doesn't want to do that, there are FILES at <feral_c...@yahoogroups.com> that explain dosages. Those of us who are caring for multiple cats really can't afford $16 a dose of flea treatment for each of 20 to 40 cats each month. I have a measuring syringe with the exact dosage marked off in permanent ink pen. You MUST read labels and compare the dog product ingredients to the cat product ingredients. You're right that Advantix is deadly for cats because there's an extra one or two ingredients added that are only safe for dogs. I distrust the generic or store brand that says that it works as good as whatever you are buying it to replace. Sometimes, these products are NOT as good. So you have to be careful or you will have a cat full of fleas AND fleas product. AND PLEASE, whatever you do, don't buy Hartz products. They are a company that doesn't care if animals die from their terrible flea and tick products or are paralyzed for life. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! From: Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 1:18 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Flea Products This is why off-topic posts should be kept off list. I almost deleted this because the subject line said "President" The Advantage dosage I have used for years & got from my vet is .4 if the cat is 8lb or under .8 is over 8lbs Just remeber the dosage is different if you are using Advantage or Frontline. & make sure you are using a product that is safe on cats. MOST OF THE NEW DOG PRODUCTS ARE NOT OK TO USE ON CATS - EG. ADVANTIX Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 12:38 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] President What I do is buy the Large Dog size Frontline Plus and break it into 0.05 doses. Each tube that would treat one dog, treats seven cats. Since I have a lot of cats, I buy the 6 pack, which costs me about $60 at Costco. I can treat 42 cats. It breaks down to about $1.45 a cat. However, if you don't have a quantity of cats, you could buy the 3 pack. I think it's about $32. Each tube treats 7 cats. I think another Yahoo list, <feral_c...@yahoogroups.com> has the information on how to dose out Frontline, Advantage and Revolution from the Large Dog size. Join and look in Files. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! From: Martha Walton <marthawal...@gmail.com> To: email@example.com Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 11:27 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] President I have a cat question: I just bought some Advantage flea drops and whew, it's expensive. I have 5 cats, one of which has a horrible flea-bite allergy. Usually I only have to use the drops in the summer months. All the cats get the drops. Does anyone have any suggestions on cheaper flea drop alternatives? The cat with the flea-bite allergy is so sensitive, she can't even get the drops every month, I have to space it out. I saw on Amazon.com that there are other Advantage drops, one of which includes cats & rabbits and it is a bit cheaper, packaged for Europe...has anyone tried it? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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