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GabyEmilyB
18-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Found 1 flea on George the other day which panicked me so I asked the vet what I could do and they suggested advantage. We have cats and George loves sniffing and nuzzling the cats so it's impossible to stop him coming into contact with fleas. The cats are done regularly but we never seem to eradicate them completely!

Just wondering what peoples experience of it is?

Sky-O
18-08-2014, 05:12 PM
I've never had a problem with Advantage. Steer well clear of Xenex though- that's also for fleas but is so well known to cause a wide range of problems.

Are you treating your home, as well as all the animals?

GabyEmilyB
18-08-2014, 05:17 PM
I've never had a problem with Advantage. Steer well clear of Xenex though- that's also for fleas but is so well known to cause a wide range of problems.

Are you treating your home, as well as all the animals?

Yep! Got a household spray and I've got cage and hutch for George's area. Is xenex the one that treats mites as well? They showed me it but said it's generally used as a treatment rather than a preventative. As he didn't have mites I wasn't inclined to go with it.

What kind of problems have you heard of?

Thanks :)

Babsie
18-08-2014, 06:47 PM
It's a pity you can't completely get rid of the fleas on your cats and I wonder if what you are using has become ineffective? What flea and worm treatments do you use?

GabyEmilyB
18-08-2014, 07:31 PM
It's a pity you can't completely get rid of the fleas on your cats and I wonder if what you are using has become ineffective? What flea and worm treatments do you use?

We rotate it so they fleas are less likely to become immune but because most of my cats are very outdoorsy, they seem to reappear! As of next week, he won't come into contact with my cats because we will move and the cats will stay at my parents house. It's just treating the problem at present :)

Babsie
18-08-2014, 09:59 PM
We rotate it so they fleas are less likely to become immune but because most of my cats are very outdoorsy, they seem to reappear! As of next week, he won't come into contact with my cats because we will move and the cats will stay at my parents house. It's just treating the problem at present :)

Frontline has now been shown not to work on many cats. Stuff from petshops is hopeless, it needs to come from the vet. Advocate is extremely good. They also need to be wormed regularly, again from the vet, to break the cycle.

Mrsmcarey
18-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Make sure you tell the vet you have cats and that the rabbit is close to it as there is a rabbit flea treatment that is highly toxic to cats it's the best one for bunnies but not so good if you have cats :(

I have used the advantage in the last few days on Dumplin and the fleas have literally ran off him :D

ashbunny
18-08-2014, 10:04 PM
I've used Advantage several times on Ashley and it's always worked effectively, but we don't have cats so I can't advise on that.

GabyEmilyB
18-08-2014, 10:20 PM
Frontline has now been shown not to work on many cats. Stuff from petshops is hopeless, it needs to come from the vet. Advocate is extremely good. They also need to be wormed regularly, again from the vet, to break the cycle.

Yeah, as I said we rotate stronghold, advocate and advantage. Chose advantage this time because it's safe for bunnies and don't want to cats to harm my bunny :) under veterinary advice of course!

They said as George has such close proximity to the cats, for the first time use advantage because it is safe for both cats and rabbits...especially with him being young and he enjoys grooming the cats haha

GabyEmilyB
18-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Make sure you tell the vet you have cats and that the rabbit is close to it as there is a rabbit flea treatment that is highly toxic to cats it's the best one for bunnies but not so good if you have cats :(

I have used the advantage in the last few days on Dumplin and the fleas have literally ran off him :D

Thanks, yeah they are aware as they are all registered at the same vets :)

It's so hard because even the vets say there's not much more you can do but treat for fleas and works every 4-6 week. Some cats will always pick them up. It's a lot to do with the area we live in as well I think. We live in the new forest so lots of forest for them to explore!lol

Babsie
18-08-2014, 10:48 PM
Thanks, yeah they are aware as they are all registered at the same vets :)

It's so hard because even the vets say there's not much more you can do but treat for fleas and works every 4-6 week. Some cats will always pick them up. It's a lot to do with the area we live in as well I think. We live in the new forest so lots of forest for them to explore!lol

You live in a lovely area then!

GabyEmilyB
18-08-2014, 11:00 PM
You live in a lovely area then!

Oh yes!!!

I massively love where I live :)

Just a nightmare with fleas and ticks!lol

Babsie
19-08-2014, 01:04 AM
Oh yes!!!

I massively love where I live :)

Just a nightmare with fleas and ticks!lol

. . . and worms. :lol:

Kavanne
19-08-2014, 01:24 AM
I always use advantage for my rabbits and cats but there is a supply problem with advantage 80mg (cats and rabbits 4kg +) at the moment and nowhere will have it until the beginning of September