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    Best flea medicine

    What is your favorite flea medicine for cats and dogs? Last year was horrible, and one of my cats scratched himself bald. We finally settled on a Seresto collar for the dog and that seemed to also keep the fleas off the house cats.

    A few weeks ago our dog got skunked and had like 56 baths, and now we have fleas. Did we just over wash the collar?

    Are there any better options out there?

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    #2
    The seresto collars work great for me, but yes, you can definitely wash off the protection. You will probably need a new collar.

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      #3
      Depends on where you are. In Central Fl. here the Seresto collars no longer work for us. They did for years but last year into this year I tried 3, bought from 3 different places- not effective at all after a couple weeks. Back to k9 Advantix II for dog and Advantage II for cats.
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        #4
        Agree, I think this is fairly location specific. In my area (NC), Simparica works extremely well for my dog and the indoor cat is on Revolution just in case.

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          #5
          My dogs on Trifexis for heart worm, and it also kills fleas. I use Activyl on the cats--so far it has been very effective (Frontline stopped working) and the vet told me it's very safe, which is important too. Cost-wise, it's on par with Frontline and much less than Advantage.

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            I have been buying the x-large dog Advantage II and treating 5 cats with it, which is great but they truly hate being covered in chemicals. Is there a pill for cats that treats fleas effectively and in a lasting way?

            Comfortis looks good but is rx only... and about $100 for 6 pills. Can one buy a large dog size and divide it as with Advantage II?

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              #7
              I am returning $400 worth of Seresto collars to Amazon that I bought for my dogs. I did not buy them from a questionable vendor on there for knockoff price but from Amazon. 1 month out and the dogs still have quite a lot of fleas, so back they are going. Worked good last year, but maybe after having a pretty nonexistent winter, they're just not cutting it this year to be as expensive as they are.

              Advantage II is still working on the cats. I am probably going to pick up some Advantix for the dogs and order Bravecto via Australia. I have Revolution for the cats next which works great for keeping the ear mites at bay too.
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                #8
                I started using the Seresto collars about two years ago and so far the results are well worth the cost. I have five indoor cats but they somehow manage to get fleas but not since we started using the collars. Its a real convenience not to have to treat them periodically, just buy a new collar every 8 months.

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                  #9
                  If it's just fleas and not ticks--Advantage is over the counter and relatively inexpensive. If it's fleas and ticks, they're prescription products but the newer orals (Bravecto comes topically as well) work very well

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                    Originally posted by Xanthoria View Post
                    I have been buying the x-large dog Advantage II and treating 5 cats with it, which is great but they truly hate being covered in chemicals. Is there a pill for cats that treats fleas effectively and in a lasting way?

                    Comfortis looks good but is rx only... and about $100 for 6 pills. Can one buy a large dog size and divide it as with Advantage II?
                    I don't think so. Vet tech friend said the only ones we could do the splitting up was Advantage and Frontline.

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                      You are using DOG Advantage on CATS???? That's REALLY dangerous for the cats - the package I believe clearly states not to use on cats! I know a lady who did that and almost lost her cat! You can buy these products sooooo much cheaper online from Canada Pet Care -- and you can get Bravecto and heartworm meds without a prescription. I like Activyl much better as a flea/tick preventive. Advantage and Frontline are 20 years old and the parasites are getting immune to them.

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                        #12
                        I've got a cat that lives mostly outside from spring to almost winter and she does very well with Revolution.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by TKR View Post
                          You are using DOG Advantage on CATS???? That's REALLY dangerous for the cats - the package I believe clearly states not to use on cats! I know a lady who did that and almost lost her cat!
                          It’s the same active ingredient in Advantage II for dogs as cats, at the same concentration. Imidacloprid 9.1%, Pyripoxyfen 0.46%. You can treat multiple cats with one tube of the large dog product using a syringe to measure it. That use has been around forever (we used to do it at a shelter I worked at years ago) and the cost savings are huge.

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                            Originally posted by TKR View Post
                            You are using DOG Advantage on CATS???? That's REALLY dangerous for the cats - the package I believe clearly states not to use on cats! I know a lady who did that and almost lost her cat! You can buy these products sooooo much cheaper online from Canada Pet Care -- and you can get Bravecto and heartworm meds without a prescription. I like Activyl much better as a flea/tick preventive. Advantage and Frontline are 20 years old and the parasites are getting immune to them.
                            SOME flea medicines are the same for cats and dogs and can be swapped to save money. Advantage is one of those. Another is Capstar. Other medicines are not the same and can be dangerous.
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                              I use Vectra. It works really well. I order it from Heartland Vet Supply. It's the only place I've found that will sell it without rx.

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