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LowDudgeon Sun 17-Jul-16 22:43:37

Have noticed recently that all 3 cats are scratching more than usual and now I & DS2 are both getting bitten quite a bit grrrr

Have done the most outdoorsy cat with Stronghold today (only had 1 in the house) & have ordered some Advantage from vetuk

I've got 2 flea bombs left over from an earlier infestation. Should I use them straight away, or wait until after I've dosed the other 2 cats? I've got some Indorex in as well & keep randomly spraying bits of carpet etc.

& is Advantage actually effective, or should I get more Stronghold from the vet?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 18-Jul-16 10:18:54

Id use advocate personally. It's the business.

You can get a prescription off the vet while their there and buy it nearly half price.

Then you can keep them dosed up monthly and prevent it happening again.

It's cheaper and less stressful in the long run.

cozietoesie Mon 18-Jul-16 11:48:42

Hot washing, loads of hoovering, flea treatment for the cats and Indorex for those things you can't wash should do it.

(Remember, as well, to worm them regularly. It's not just fleas they can catch.)

LowDudgeon Mon 18-Jul-16 12:19:52

Thanks, both smile

I have ordered worm stuff too, cozie, thanks. (Beaphar multi-wormer for roundworm & tapeworms - vet only ever gives Milbemax which they say isn't for tapeworm? Do you know of Beaphar?)

The newest cat (big active half-Bengal) is the culprit - I never had corpses before, the others are quiet & ladylike. He brought a live pigeon in once shock

I used to get Advocate from the vet but last time they recommended Stronghold instead. I'm getting the cheaper stuff online for convenience this time but will get a prescription next time I'm at the vet (though they will only prescribe for 6 doses for one cat & charged £12 per prescription last time I asked hmm)

LowDudgeon Mon 18-Jul-16 12:31:46

Oh wait - it's Advocate that doesn't work on tapeworm & that's what the Milbemax is for. I think!

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 18-Jul-16 12:52:47

Beaphar is two different tablets one for round worm and a separate one for tapeworm. They are the old fashioned paralyse and purge wormers so will cause 'clear out' diarrhoea. Very old product I last dispensed in as a vet in 1989.

LowDudgeon Mon 18-Jul-16 13:15:26

Thanks, lonecat. They were very cheap! I'll get some Drontal instead

(What's your opinion on Stronghold/Advocate/Advantage, please?)

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 18-Jul-16 13:29:47

I currently like Prinovox/advocate (same stuff), Broadline or Activyl. This month Bravecto launches will be a spot on that last three months for fleas and ticks we already have it for dogs and it will become my go to product.

cozietoesie Mon 18-Jul-16 13:47:47

Will that be a 'lasts three months' regardless of potential exposure and/or garden hotspots, Lone?

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 18-Jul-16 16:18:40

Ah yes Cozie it has been used in tablet form in dogs for the last two years. Full three months protection from a single dose -grin. We will be offering free 3monthly visits in nurse clinic where our lovely nurses will apply the Bravecto and pop a worm tablet down.

cozietoesie Mon 18-Jul-16 16:51:17

Thanks, Lone. smile

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