[Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Lorrie
Have any of you used Pet Armor? It is supposed to be the exact same thing as Frontline Plus - Fipronil and S Methoprene - The Pet Armor site claims it is a generic for Frontline, and it is much cheaper. I'm seeing it advertised in all sorts of places now, so if any of you have used

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-31 Thread Natalie
I use two large dog crates and place them door to door (tie together with twist-ems) - one cage is the sleeping and food area, the other cage holds the litter box. Very important: Drill little hole in litter box rim, and tie to cage with a twit-em; saves a lot of cleaning up from box tipping

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Introduction

2011-05-31 Thread Beth
That's  how be introduce new cats in a room at the shelter. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Mon, 5/30/11, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: From: Natalie at...@optonline.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Beth
I need something new. Advantage just isn't working any more. Spent all day yesterday cleaning combing cats to get rid of fleas they just had Advantage 2 weeks ago! Frontline used to not kill the fleas, just make them sterile, is this still the case? I couldn't use it because my one cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread MaiMaiPG
Rural wisdom is Sevin powder in the cat bedding and around the house. On May 31, 2011, at 12:10 PM, Beth wrote: I need something new. Advantage just isn't working any more. Spent all day yesterday cleaning combing cats to get rid of fleas they just had Advantage 2 weeks ago! Frontline used

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Beth
I wouldn't put Sevin Dust on my plants. There's no way I would put it on my cats. Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Tue, 5/31/11, MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com wrote: From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date:

[Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Natalie
When our garage was flea-infested when I first started trapping feral cats, I couldn't treat them individually. The fleas were jumping on us in the garage, thankfully, they didn't make it into the house. I used diatomaceous earth, sprinkled it all over the floor, cracks along the wall, in the

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Natalie
I have never heard of it, but what I have just read on several sites, Sevin powder sounds very dangerous and is definitely poisonous! Diatomaceous earth is not, it's just an irritant when inhaled. One can also use the food grade diatomaceous earth to control worms in cats by mixing it into the

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Natalie
I'm not quite sure what Advantage does - you could look up each product and see their specifications. I just sent some suggestions to group; some we have used and are using, and some that I am considering, although what we have right now really works well on all the cats and the doggie. Although

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Katy Doyle
I've always had great luck with Revolution, if you need something new. It's not cheap, but I think it is worth the price (about $15 per cat). I only have two cats, so it isn't bad for me. I have a friend with multiple cats and she gets a dog sized dose of FrontLine and splits it weight-wise

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread MaiMaiPG
On the same sort of subject: I had a feral contract babesiosis (I think) from a tick in December. It was a budget breaker. Luckily, Red recovered. He spent a lot of time at the vets' and a lot more confined but looks wonderful. Ticks are all over the place and I am getting one or two

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Katy Doyle
Ticks have been horrible this year, I'll do a little research to see if there are any solutions. On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:21 PM, MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com wrote: On the same sort of subject: I had a feral contract babesiosis (I think) from a tick in December. It was a budget breaker.

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Katy Doyle
Here are some testimonials on Diatomaceous Earth: *http://www.earthworkshealth.com/organic-pest-control-testimonials.php* ** Apparently, it works on any crawling insect, including ticks. I can't wait to use it in my yard!!! On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Katy Doyle

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Beth
I get the Large dog size Advantage split it for my cats. I have done this for years it's worked great, but doesn't seem to work any more. I will try the revolution. I do have 2 cats of my own, 4 foster cats, one 65 lb dog, so it gets expensive. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! 

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Natalie
Are you sure it's the same stuff for cats and dogs? I have never heard of splitting it - could be bad! Have you compared the ingredients and their amounts? My vet refuses to do revolution - he says it's dangerous because there have been many incidents of cats convulsing - too many things in it

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Natalie
We have our property sprayed for ticks and have no problems, so far, knock on wood! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:24 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread MaiMaiPG
Sprayed with what? I live on a farm and can't do it all but can do the area used. Same with the area of the ferals. On May 31, 2011, at 4:54 PM, Natalie wrote: We have our property sprayed for ticks and have no problems, so far, knock on wood! -Original Message- From:

[Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-05-31 Thread Maureen Olvey
From: molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: RE: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 19:18:36 -0400 It's so funny that this conversation has come up because I was just discussing it with my feline asthma group. Beth, I'm in GA also and having major

[Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Sally Davis
Chickens will eat ticks, but if a big farm it probably is not practical. I am not making any real recommendations,just commenting. I am in the horticulture field where chemicals are used for insect and disease control, it is always best to rotate products so you do not develop resistance to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Maureen Olvey
Thanks Sally. That is very helpful info. I didn't know you could split up Advantage. Awesome, I'll give it a shot too. If I didn't have a lot of cats I wouldn't do the splitting up thing. I would feel safer just buying the pre-measured doses, I always did it that way when I had just

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Natalie
I don't know what it is, I can ask the tree an...it's tickicide, I guess. He does it around the house and perimeter. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:01 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread MaiMaiPG
I have friends who split doses of various tick/flea stuff regularly. They say they get a more precise dose given the range on the pre- measured packages. I don't know. I can't get either on the ferals and they really need something. My cats are basically indoor (carriage rides and

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-05-31 Thread Cindy McHugh
I noticed a couple people have mentioned using Revolution intended for dogs on their cats. I thought this was extremely dangerous. I remember watching an episode of Emergency Vets or one of those shows on Animal Planet where a cat died because someone used a flea product intended for dogs on

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-05-31 Thread Lynda Wilson
The Revolution that I have is 15mg for puppies or kittens 5 lbs or less. It works quick and is effective. However, one of my cats loses his fur at the site of application so I have discontinued it. It did work well enough that he nor the house has fleas. Lynda - Original Message -

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-05-31 Thread Beth Noren
Many dog products are extremely dangerous for cats, but at least the last time that I ordered, Revolution used the same formula for both dogs and cats. I have used the large dog tube many times on my cats. Like Lynda, I have a couple of cats that lose their fur at the application site, so I