This has been done to death , but please come talk to me

(23 Posts)
crazyhamsterbackonthego Sat 07-Dec-13 22:55:59

Im having to deflea my cats every 4 weeks and i swear this cant be right as they dont usually need doing this often .

is their anything that lasts longer than 4 weeks ?

I have been using Frontline , so im going to change that and looking online their are quite a few so im tranna decide between 2 .

Capstar & Advantage , Which will be more effective ?

Wolfiefan Sat 07-Dec-13 22:57:18

Why do you mean you have to? Is it the house that needs treating? (Carpets re infecting the cats?)

crazyhamsterbackonthego Sat 07-Dec-13 23:00:20

I have done the house vigorously .

I have just checked them all again and i can see fleaas strolling about on them

catsdogsandbabies Sat 07-Dec-13 23:03:34

There are some issues with frontline. Change to advantage or stronghold. Or the new Seresto collars are very good. Google them. If your cats keep collars on then they are worth the money IMO.

catsdogsandbabies Sat 07-Dec-13 23:03:59

You need to worm them too if you are seeing fleas btw

girliefriend Sat 07-Dec-13 23:05:14

advocate - only thing that works ime. Well well worth the money!!

crazyhamsterbackonthego Sat 07-Dec-13 23:05:19

right ill go with the Advantage then & ill Reworm them again , Thanks

Wolfiefan Sat 07-Dec-13 23:05:42

Collar injuries worry me so I wouldn't want one on my cat. (Can cat be pfb?) Are you treating the cats at the same time?

mineofuselessinformation Sat 07-Dec-13 23:07:49

Chuck the cats out and flea bomb the house. If you don't want to use flea collars on the cats, buy some and put them (or bits of them) in the cat beds under a blanket or towel. A chopped off bit in the Hoover will also help. They shouldn't be getting a serious re-infestation in such a short space of time, so you need to make sure it isn't in the house that they're picking them up.

crazyhamsterbackonthego Sat 07-Dec-13 23:08:15

Im not going to use a Flea Collar as one of my Cats had a bad reaction to one so not taking any chances .
Yup im treating all six at once

And im definitely pfb with my eldest cat fgrin

crazyhamsterbackonthego Sat 07-Dec-13 23:09:35

Thanks Minnie good idea with the collar

girliefriend Sun 08-Dec-13 10:24:05

Flea collars are not good for people or cats - not sure what they put in them but it can make your cats and people very ill. Use with caution.

Is advocate/advantage the same thing? confused

crazyhamsterbackonthego Sun 08-Dec-13 11:12:01

I thought Advantage/Advocate were the same as well confused

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 08-Dec-13 13:18:23

I think advantage is the dog version.

Why about stronghold injections?

girliefriend Sun 08-Dec-13 16:59:15

Your best bet is to ring your vet and talk to them about what you should do, we get advocate from the vets every 4 weeks now and <touches wood> have been completely flea free!!

crazyhamsterbackonthego Sun 08-Dec-13 19:08:25

I dont have the money for the injection just yet as i have six cats until the new year

catsdogsandbabies Sun 08-Dec-13 20:02:48

The new seresto collars are totally different from the permethrin old collars. They are quick release so no collar injuries. Last 7 months. They are very different so don't dismiss everyone. (They don't pay me btw but I am a feline specialist!)

GreenShadowsOfTheChristmasTree Sun 08-Dec-13 20:24:25

We used to have a dreadful problem with fleas - tried all sorts of treatments but could never get rid of them.

Then we read about Indorex on MN a couple of years ago and, although it was quite expensive, gave it a try. Instead of treating the cats, it involves spraying the house. We've got quite a big house and the cats go everywhere, so we thought it didn't stand much chance of working - but it did. It was brilliant and one of the best £10 I've ever spent.

The fact that you've got several cats OP actually probably means it won't even be much more expensive than treating 6 cats.

crazyhamsterbackonthego Sun 08-Dec-13 20:55:56

I use Indorex in the house so I have ordered some more .

Also can't use quick release collars as they know how to get them off fhmm

PeanutPatty Sun 08-Dec-13 20:59:14

Advocate is prescription only from the vet and then only a one off so you would need to get a repeat script which would also cost (ours is £8.50 per repeat) then I order from VetUK.

LivingWellNow Mon 09-Dec-13 17:30:10

I get the Advocate flea and wormer combined from the vets. Never a flea in sight.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 09-Dec-13 18:34:00

I also think the seresto collar is great and they don't pay me either. My own cats have been wearing them for nearly two years now - right since they were launched, I have been very impressed with them and strongly recommend them to my clients.

crazyhamsterbackonthego Mon 09-Dec-13 23:59:20

I really like the sound of the seresto collars but ny cats only manage to keep the quick release collars on for a day or two

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