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Old July 15th 08, 09:51 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Joy" wrote in message
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"Pat" wrote in message
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I am so dense sometimes!

Today it finally dawned on me that there are fleas in the house. I
bet
Abelard brought them in when I started taking him outside. Poor
Baby Eyes
has torn out so much of her fur that she looks like an oversized
rat.

As soon as the realization hit, I went to ebay and got enough FL+
to last
six months from a seller whose feedback indicates that they ship
super-quickly. But I still feel like a heel and an idiot for not
learning
the truth sooner.

In case anyone else is interested in a good deal on FL+ this seller
has
plenty left:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260262569628


That says it's for dogs 89 lbs to 100 something pounds! It would be
dangerous to use that on a cat.

Joy

Not if you measure it out. I've been buying in the largest size for
years, at my vet. They give me the syringes to measure it with and
provide a sticker for the box showing the correct dosage for my cats
and dog. I usually give them less than that.

Jo


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Old July 15th 08, 10:41 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)" wrote:

I always thought the reason they specify "dog" or "cat" on the labels of
flea products was because the formulas are different - those that are
safe for dogs are not necessarily safe for cats, and vice versa!


Vets and folks at pet stores have told me it's the same stuff.

In any case, I've been doing it this way for several years and my cats,
although they hate it, don't seem any worse off for it.

--
Joyce ^..^

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Old July 15th 08, 10:46 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Jul 15, 4:30*pm, "EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)"
wrote:
wrote:
Joy wrote:
* That says it's for dogs 89 lbs to 100 something pounds! *It would be
* dangerous to use that on a cat.


She might measure out the right dosage for her cats - that's what I
do with Advantage. I buy the biggest size (4.0 ml), which is for the
largest dogs. The amount needed for my cats is 0.8 ml each, so I get
5 doses for each single tube*. I have my own syringe that's marked off
at the right spot so I just drip it in there and apply it with the
syringe.


They measure it out in tubes to make it easier to apply it. Also, that
way you don't have to get the stuff on your skin. I would get it on
my hands while measuring, except I wear latex gloves when doing it.
Only problem with that is that Licky knows what latex gloves mean and
he's gone!


Joyce * ^..^


I always thought the reason they specify "dog" or "cat" on the labels of
flea products was because the formulas are different - those that are
safe for dogs are not necessarily safe for cats, and vice versa!- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


That's true of the old, over-the-counter flea/tick meds. I think there
*is* a particular Advantage formulat -- Advantix--that is NOT supposed
to be used on cats.
Frontline plus is the same formula, almost, for dogs or cats. There
*is* a difference in the amount of the "plus" ingredient--a tick
repellant that I can't remember the name of. There's actually a
*higher* concentration of it in the cat formula Frontline-Plus.
Sherry
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Old July 16th 08, 10:14 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) wrote:
wrote:
Joy wrote:


That says it's for dogs 89 lbs to 100 something pounds! It would

be dangerous to use that on a cat.

She might measure out the right dosage for her cats - that's what I
do with Advantage. I buy the biggest size (4.0 ml), which is for the
largest dogs. The amount needed for my cats is 0.8 ml each, so I get
5 doses for each single tube*. I have my own syringe that's marked
off at the right spot so I just drip it in there and apply it with
the syringe.

They measure it out in tubes to make it easier to apply it. Also,
that way you don't have to get the stuff on your skin. I would get
it on my hands while measuring, except I wear latex gloves when doing it.
Only problem with that is that Licky knows what latex gloves mean and
he's gone!

Joyce ^..^


I always thought the reason they specify "dog" or "cat" on the labels
of flea products was because the formulas are different - those that
are safe for dogs are not necessarily safe for cats, and vice versa!


Some are, some aren't. I think Frontline might be one of the ones that the
dog formula is different to the cat formula.

Whilst the 'active ingredient' might be the same, the concentration of the
active ingredient inthe carrier solution might be different which *might*
irritate more sensitive cat skin, or the active incredient might be the same
but the carrier solution is different, such that one is designed to be OK
for cats to 'lick' a bit, whilst hte dog one might not have that extra
protection (dogs not being as good at licking their necks as cats). One has
to be *really* careful about such things.

Yowie


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Old July 18th 08, 05:23 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Jul 15, 11:58*am, "Pat" wrote:
"Cheryl P." wrote
| yes, cat fleas, if you have enough of them, will munch on a human

As of this morning, I'm getting munched on. Fortunately, my FL+ is already
on the way and could be here as early as day after tomorrow. Meanwhile I'm
vacuuming the whole house and freezing the uptake, and will shut all the
cats in carpet-less rooms and treat the carpeting and sofa. I won't have
fleas in this house!!


Pat, you might check out the product before using it--I'd forgotten
about it, but just
remembered a controversy about counterfeit Frontline being sold all
over the internet.
IIRC, most of it was coming from France or Germany.
Here are a couple of websites if you want to research it further. This
was a while
back but still might warrant checking the packaging.

http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/petproduct.htm

http://cats.about.com/cs/parasiticdi...rfeit_flea.htm

Sherry
 




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