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Golden bullet day tomorrow

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Lonecatwithkitten Wed 02-Apr-14 20:32:17

I'm at the conference, the hints have been dropped it looks like it's here the golden parasite bullet for cats will report back tomorrow.

cozietoesie Wed 02-Apr-14 20:39:15

Ah Hah!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 02-Apr-14 20:55:24

Can you suggest an injectable version? <never satisfied>

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 02-Apr-14 20:58:38

The hints suggest spot on Fluffy.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 02-Apr-14 22:09:52

Yeah I know but an injectable version would be nice too.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 03-Apr-14 18:48:01

It's called Broadline. New style of applicator should make it much easier to give. Pricing looks good too. Very exciting.
I spent my whole day in lectures about lovely catsgrin.

cozietoesie Thu 03-Apr-14 19:04:49

Thanks Lone. Pricing was one thing I was going to ask about and I'm interested in the new style applicator.

Any idea when it should actually hit the shelves ?

cozietoesie Thu 03-Apr-14 19:06:25

PS - did they confirm that it will cover all worms rather than just tapeworm?

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 03-Apr-14 19:12:54

It covers round and tapeworm, including the larval stage of the toxacara in kittens. They are saying that if we place an order by 5pm tomorrow we will have it on Monday.

cozietoesie Thu 03-Apr-14 19:24:00

Fast action. Will you have to revise your own practice pet plan any or should you be able to slot it i?. (If you decide to recommend use and don't have large stocks to shift of course.)

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 03-Apr-14 19:31:23

I plan to offer it as the gold standard and then Activyl as my well price effective flea only control.

cozietoesie Thu 03-Apr-14 19:43:30

I'm very interested in it. Did they mention any contra-indications while you were there? (I appreciate you may not have had time to absorb the scads of literature yet.) I'm thinking selfishly here - in fact of my own boy who is most elderly now and would probably be better being hit by one product regularly than two.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 03-Apr-14 22:41:25

It has no alcohol carrier so has less of the problems associated with traditional spot ons.

moonbells Sun 06-Apr-14 18:25:56

Yea! grin

I can't find anything about it on UK websites yet, but loads in NZ. If the price they are quoting in NZ$ is translated accurately into £ then it's definitely going to be very competitive. If it's £11 a month or less then I'll be asking for it (as the Program/Drontal we currently have is about that, and needs a stressful vet visit and a silly amount of tuna ).

cozietoesie Sun 06-Apr-14 19:02:35

In fact the main (if not only) relevant UK reference to it is this thread!grin

Lone said that the earliest it could be with vets is tomorrow so I guess we can expect a plethora of UK references to it from then.

cozietoesie Sun 06-Apr-14 19:34:33

Here we go. The references are starting to come in.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 06-Apr-14 19:56:59

It is brand spanking new in the UK launched only on Thursday. In my practice a six pack is going to be around £32, so about £5.50 per month. It is ever so slightly cheaper than advocate and every 6 months a tapeworm tablet which obviously doesn't give you tick cover.

cozietoesie Sun 06-Apr-14 20:00:15

Monthly application as standard then? Saves having to work out the weeks to avoid chemical overload with more than one product.

And that is a thumpingly competitive price.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 06-Apr-14 20:02:39

I do have another really fab thing that I saw. Sureflap now have a cat bowl that only opens for the correct microchip and if another chip enters the area it closes the bowl. The actual food bowl is dishwasher safe.
Great to stop the dog eating the cats food, if you have one cat on a special diet etc. Not cheaper, but over about 4 months cheaper than feeding more than one cat a special diet unnecessarily.

cozietoesie Sun 06-Apr-14 20:04:18

Wow - was that launched at the conference as well?

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 06-Apr-14 20:52:49

Yes there were many other great things to. I spent a whole day listening to an amazing cat vet called Vanessa Barr who I then met on the dance floor on Friday night (we work hard and play hard). 31 hours of lectures in the last 4 days and shopping too.

cozietoesie Wed 16-Apr-14 08:43:20

And the microchip cat feeder has finally made it to the Sureflap website -although it's not quite available yet. It's a heck of a price but I guess that if you need it.............. It also looks like quite an involved piece of kit.

Maybe the thing to do is to keep an eye on other online prices. (The Sureflap website itself seems to be more expensive than some other online sources for eg catflaps.) And they might always have introductory offers.

cozietoesie Wed 16-Apr-14 10:05:07

Actually, it's occurred to me that (maybe, just maybe) it could be added on to an insurance claim if it could be proved that it was a required and valid delivery system for a medically required diet - if you had insurance.

Insurance is not my strong suit, however, so I simply throw the thought out for consideration by other posters.

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