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Advocate / Profender

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PinkSparklyElephant · 07/09/2014 12:28

We used Advocate on Harry last night and he's also due his Profender. How long should we give it before giving it to him?

Thanks in advance

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Fluffycloudland77 · 07/09/2014 19:55

I don't know but if you phone your vets they will tell you what to do.

PinkSparklyElephant · 07/09/2014 20:27

Thanks, I will do. I also need to know if I should be giving him Frontline for ticks as well - I thought Advocate covered ticks but it doesn't. This will cost a fortune!

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Fluffycloudland77 · 07/09/2014 20:34

We lived in the country, never got a tick. Moved to suburbia-BMW-mow the lawn on a Sunday land, got a tick!.

I got it out with a £5 tool the vet sells.

Lonecatwithkitten · 07/09/2014 21:26

Pink consider switching to Broadline one spot on that does it all.

Fluffycloudland77 · 07/09/2014 21:32

What's the flea killing ingredient in Broadline Lone? I read it was fipronil and it put me off trying it.

Lonecatwithkitten · 07/09/2014 22:43

There is Fipronil, but at a much higher dose than in other products I have been using it all summer on my cats with no problems.

PinkSparklyElephant · 08/09/2014 09:52

Thanks all. Lone, I've just phoned our vet and unfortunately they don't stock Broadline. They advised me to do Advocate and Frontline on alternate months and Profender every three months and said that would cover him. I've just done Advocate so next weekend he's having Profender and then I'll Frontline him next month.

I'm going to need a spreadsheet to keep track of this!

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cozietoesie · 08/09/2014 11:48

My vet practice didn't stock it (in fact they said 'WHAT?') but they ordered it in for me after the vet had done some research on it so it took a few days. (Fair enough - I could ask them to order in anything under the sun but I assume the prescribing vet would still be the responsible one if something went wrong after they signed off on it.)

I like the new style applicator. Seniorboy has never had any issues with spot-ons (they're not P.I.L.L.S after all) but he didn't even notice the Broadline going on.

I may not keep on with it because he probably doesn't need such a regular worming schedule with his lifestyle but I'd have little hesitation about using it on a younger outside-going cat. As always with spotons, you have to be careful you place it well though to avoid oral ingestion through grooming. If you're not confident about that, I'm sure there's a good youtube video somewhere giving a demo and another poster might be able to link to one.

PinkSparklyElephant · 08/09/2014 12:15

We managed to get the Advantage on Harry without any mishaps, apart from a sulking cat. Profender is slightly more runny so he usually ends up with a wet neck where we have to clean him up and we have an even more sulky cat! He did swallow some once and I felt awful as he was coughing and spluttering Sad. There is no way on God's green earth that I will try and get a pill down him though - when he had antibiotics by syringe most of it ended up down me!

I didn't realise that I could ask them to order it. I still have Advantage and Profender so I'll give them a call when I run out.

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