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How much does your vet charge for the flea injection?

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Fluffycloudland77 Tue 30-Oct-12 17:42:42

Can you have it done the same time as their jabs?

The cats fur is too thick for advocate and he keeps turning around while I'm doing it in a "what are you doing to me woman" kind of way and I'm worried he's not getting the full dose.

I suppose I'd have to get a seperate wormer that isnt a tablet.

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 30-Oct-12 20:44:02

The injection does not kill live fleas it just prevents them breeding it is really great for indoor cats I think it is about £35 with us and lasts 6 months.

Sparklingbroomstick Tue 30-Oct-12 20:48:19

Is it the one called Program? I think it's about £40. They do do it at our vets but you can tell they aren't keen. Huge thick needle. sad

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 30-Oct-12 21:45:05

He's not an indoor cat.

Bugger. sad.

I could always snip a bit of fur off him, it would make him easier to dose. The other cats will laugh at him, it'll be like a reverse Mohican.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 31-Oct-12 13:33:24

Lots of people do cut a little bit of fur to make it easier. The posh arrogant boy really really hates the spot on, but is not bothered at all by his seresto collar which lasts 8 months.

cozietoesie Wed 31-Oct-12 13:57:33


Is the injection as effective as spot-ons? Coziesebiorboy doesn't really mind his spot-ons but he doesn't much like them either. It would be useful to have him sorted out (as a housecat) in one quick go because he sees the vet at least every 6 months anyway.

RedwingWinter Wed 31-Oct-12 17:41:17

We use it for our cats. You can have it at the same time as the other injections. It is a big needle but it lasts six months and we haven't had any problems with it.

Our cats are indoor cats. I volunteer at a rescue so it's possible that sometimes I might bring a flea home (because people bring in cardboard boxes full of flea-ridden kittens), but it seems to work fine.

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