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Getting Flea and Worm treatment online

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Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 18:12:17

Anyone do this? My vets charge £7+ for one pipette of Advocate, and i wanted to look into getting it cheaper. Do all the online companies need a prescription?

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 18:40:44

Or would I be better off going with this plan at the vets?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 20-Jan-14 18:40:54

Yes I've done it, the prescription was £8 and you order then post it to them.

Don't forget to order through topcashback to get some money back off it.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 18:47:41

Thanks Fluffy I am a bit torn. The Companion Care deal looks good if you take into account the £7 pm flea and worm and the booster costs, when it's £10 a month.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 20-Jan-14 18:52:15

Plus you'd get money off if she needs dental again. It's a conundrum.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 18:54:30

yes, thats v true Fluffy and that's very likely, as she's not drinking enough of the mouthwash water IMO. sad

My only reservation is the 6 monthly check up. is that an excuse to sell you stuff?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 20-Jan-14 18:57:11

Or to weigh them for the right dose? Lone will know what to do.

AmberLeaf Mon 20-Jan-14 18:59:22

I bought advantage online 4 pipettes for about £10ish I think

cozietoesie Mon 20-Jan-14 19:11:29


You may have to get a six monthly check up anyway in order for the vet to issue a new prescription. It rather depends on the practice's policy but, for instance, my own vet won't prescribe if they haven't physically seen the animal within the previous 6 months.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 19:12:29

Mmmmm. What do you think of the £10 a month plan?

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 20-Jan-14 19:14:39

Don't buy too much of anything as really exciting new products are coming early in the year would be my advice. The 'golden bullet' should be here this year.
The 6 monthly check is so the vet can legal say your pet is under their care when they write the prescription.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 19:16:09

OOh Lone what is the 'golden bullet'?

cozietoesie Mon 20-Jan-14 19:16:57

I quite like it actually - it's the perks that attract me in particular. If your cat is getting any older, the discounts on eg dental, tests and free claw clipping are pretty good incentives when you see the raw costs of those items.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 19:18:49

I am tempted cozie-all seems very neat IYKWIM.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Jan-14 19:23:53

I've had to fork out for two GA dentals - one of which was for The Lodger who was only about 3 years old. A % of those bills knocked off would have been most welcome.

I guess it depends what you can afford. I always do the vaccinations and shots very strictly to timing and have done what's needed for the boys but I'm painfully aware that some people simply can't muster the cash and delay things.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Jan-14 19:24:53

Sorry - should read

.....vaccinations and flea/worm treatments......

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 19:26:04

I get the Advocate monthly, and boosters every February. She's had 2 dentals in 4 years so I think I will go and see about the plan tomorrow. Check if there's a catch etc.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 20-Jan-14 19:28:31

Sparkling the golden bullet is a product that does fleas, ticks, round and tapeworm all in a spot on formulation. There are other equally exciting things coming more big hints dropped by reps today - this year looks like being a great product year.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 19:30:48

Brill Lone, I will keep a look out, and carry on monthly with the Advocate for now.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:39:20

Is the new product drop on or injection? <crosses fingers for injection>

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 20-Jan-14 19:41:44

Spot on, injections very out of fashion for parasite products in general clients don't want to come to the vets.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 19:44:30

You know the spot on stuff? I try really hard to get it just on her skin, but she seems to have two layers of fur, and it always gets on it. Is that ok? Plus how on earth does it work?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 20-Jan-14 19:45:21

Oh bugger <sulks>

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 20-Jan-14 19:49:17

Most on the skin is fine, if your really struggling clipping a patch of hair can help.

Sparklingbrook Mon 20-Jan-14 19:53:33

We try and do a two person attack, while she is asleep. DH parts the fur and I do the squeeze. grin

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