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    Default Advantage spot on treatment <4kg

    After some advice and clarification on this advantage spot on.

    I’m treating my 2 rabbits for fleas as ive seen them on them and have caught a few with a comb. It will be a week tomorrow that I first applied the advantage spot on treatment but when reading the instruction leaflet it says it ‘provides protection for up to 1 week on a rabbit’. Further down it says ‘retreatment may become necessary, depending on the presence of fleas in the environment. In these cases do not treat more frequently than once weekly.’

    So do I treat them each week or not? Ive grew up with cats and dogs and knew they had to be treated every 4 weeks which is making me question the rabbits? I did try to phone my vet but was only able to speak to an assistant and they said it seemed odd to treat more than the 4 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah298 View Post
    After some advice and clarification on this advantage spot on.

    I’m treating my 2 rabbits for fleas as ive seen them on them and have caught a few with a comb. It will be a week tomorrow that I first applied the advantage spot on treatment but when reading the instruction leaflet it says it ‘provides protection for up to 1 week on a rabbit’. Further down it says ‘retreatment may become necessary, depending on the presence of fleas in the environment. In these cases do not treat more frequently than once weekly.’

    So do I treat them each week or not? Ive grew up with cats and dogs and knew they had to be treated every 4 weeks which is making me question the rabbits? I did try to phone my vet but was only able to speak to an assistant and they said it seemed odd to treat more than the 4 weeks.

    Thanks

    This is the data sheet, with the full info

    http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-446209
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    But does that mean I can treat them each week or do I have to wait for every 4 weeks whilst they have the fleas? After the table it says treatment should be repeated every 4 weeks but further down it mentions no more than weekly... ahh im so confused lol

    Sorry by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah298 View Post
    But does that mean I can treat them each week or do I have to wait for every 4 weeks whilst they have the fleas? After the table it says treatment should be repeated every 4 weeks but further down it mentions no more than weekly... ahh im so confused lol

    Sorry by the way
    For Rabbits with a heavy infestation the treatment is one pipette every 7 days. As with many drugs Rabbits metabolise the active ingredient a lot faster than cats or dogs. For example if you gave a 4kg Cat the same maximum dose of Metacam that a 4kg Rabbit can have you could seriously harm the Cat.

    If I were you I'd call your Vet surgery again and ask to speak with a Vet about it as the Receptionists may not know xx


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah298 View Post
    But does that mean I can treat them each week or do I have to wait for every 4 weeks whilst they have the fleas? After the table it says treatment should be repeated every 4 weeks but further down it mentions no more than weekly... ahh im so confused lol

    Sorry by the way

    Hi Sarah

    You can give the treatment every week, but it's advisable you speak with your vet about this.

    I've found that the receptionist often has very little knowledge about specific issues.
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    Brilliant thanks sorry to be a pain!

    Will call them again tomorrow and ask for the vet to call me back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah298 View Post
    Brilliant thanks sorry to be a pain!

    Will call them again tomorrow and ask for the vet to call me back.

    You're welcome, and you are never a pain

    Hope all goes well x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah298 View Post
    Brilliant thanks sorry to be a pain!

    Will call them again tomorrow and ask for the vet to call me back.
    Gawd if you are 'a pain' then I dread to think what that makes me !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    You're welcome, and you are never a pain

    Hope all goes well x
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Gawd if you are 'a pain' then I dread to think what that makes me !!
    Haha thanks guys, im just forever asking probably quite obvious questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah298 View Post
    Haha thanks guys, im just forever asking probably quite obvious questions
    A question is only 'obvious' if we know the answer ! So I dont think any question can be 'obvious' otherwise we would not need to ask. Well, that's my theory anyway


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