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post #1 of 9
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Ugh we found a flea on Joey tonight. Just one and we searched the rest and used a flea comb and didnt find any. But now I am searching for some flea medicine! And have 2 problems:
1) We are on a strict budget at the moment and while I dont mind spending on the babies and we do have some saved up for emergencies, we are still trying to find a decent price since we will have to put it on 4 cats. I know others have suggested using dog kind but wasnt sure how much to use,
2) We thought about ordering online but we are worried about getting a bad batch or an offbrand or something. The site I looked at did ensure it was USA EPA approved. But still...
post #2 of 9
I don't know about elsewhere, but my vet measures out Revolution in small amounts for the kitties. It ends up costing me $4/application. Some people split up larger dog flea preventative - I never have. And if you do, you must use caution as you can easily overdose (and kill) your kitties. Please don't buy OTC - I've seen far too many animals killed from OTC flea preventatives.
post #3 of 9
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the three I am looking at are Revolution, Frontline, and Biospot.
post #4 of 9
I get my Revolution online, for about $30/3 pack... If you want the link, PM me and I will give it to you. I bought from them several times, and it is legitimate, and made in the US (double sealed package). It's actually $26.75, free shipping.
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
I get my Revolution online, for about $30/3 pack... If you want the link, PM me and I will give it to you. I bought from them several times, and it is legitimate, and made in the US (double sealed package). It's actually $26.75, free shipping.
thats the hard thing for us. $60 to do all 4 cats once. And then we will have to buy another pack before doing it again next month. I will probably call our vet tomorrow and ask her what she thinks.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by capt_jordi View Post
thats the hard thing for us. $60 to do all 4 cats once. And then we will have to buy another pack before doing it again next month. I will probably call our vet tomorrow and ask her what she thinks.
I think your vet is your best option. Meds online (even sealed) are not always the same as what you get from a vet. I prefer to err on the side of caution when it comes to my pets.

You might also consider getting some diatomaceous earth to sprinkle in your carpeting to ensure that if there are any eggs, when they hatch they will be taken care of before they get on your cats. Chances are if you found 1 flea there are many more.

Also if there are fleas around and your cats ingest them, they will probably also have tapeworm. Talk to your vet about this.
post #7 of 9
Ask your vet to split a large dose of Frontline for you....should cost about $15 for the large dose, and maybe a bit more if he charges you for the syringes. But it's definitely cheaper than buying 4 individual cat doses.
post #8 of 9
As it has been mentioned buy a large dose of flea control, advantage will probably be the cheapest [for our clinic the cheapest is advantage, then frontline, then revolution] they should be able to tell you how to dose each cat and that way you've only spent money on one tube.
post #9 of 9
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Yay! Thanks guys I will definitely be calling the vet about a large dog dose. it seems a lot easier and the price is so much better!
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