"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
> You're right, and I apologize. I misinterpreted your message in this
> thread. When you said, "always worked for me," I interpreted that as a
> reference to Frontline. Obviously, it was not -- you were talking about
> I would like to reinforce your message about Advantix being for dogs and
> not for cats. Hopefully, the OP really means Advantage, as you said.
Allow me to clarify.. I was referring to Advantix, having been given some
information that there was a feline product available. I find this is
With that being said, how does the effectiveness of Advantage rate? I see no
claims of repellant properties on the maufacturers website,
so am presuming there really aren't any.
I also must ask if there is anything in the formulation of Advantix that
makes it unique to dog usage only. With Frontline the only difference
between vat and dog formulation is the amount of methoprene. The dog formula
contains 2% less. Since the methoprene kills live eggs in the fur, a cat
that has been maintained fairly well should have no problems getting
adequate protection from a slightly smaller amount of methoprene. I'm not
one to experiment with my animals' health, so what is the best route to
For economics, consider the following. A local pet center sells the same
formulation of Frontline as my vet. The cat variety consists of 3 - 1ml
ampules for $39.95. The variety for dogs 89-132 lb consists of 3 - 4ml
ampules for $53. The treatment can be drawn off in a 1ml syringe and applied
with much better control than the plastic ampule. The net result would be 12
applications for the price of 4. Coinsidering that all ingredients are the
same and in the same proportions with the exception of the methoprene, is
there any risk in using the dog formulation on a cat?
Local vets who I suspect to be more worried about sales than liability,
stumble and sputter over the question like flatulent Alzheimers patients
without giving a straight answer.