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Buying flea medication online

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Is it safe to buy flea medication over the internet? In the past I have bought Revolution from PetShed. For some reason tonight I was going to buy more, but I had a strange feeling and didn't. I tried to find threads about it, but some say it's okay and some say it isn't.
post #2 of 17
there are counterfeit products out there. It would be the wisest, and yes more expensive, to get these types of products from your vet. You can buy the large dog-size and break it down to adjust to your cat. It is cheaper to do this, I do it all the time.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thank you Hissy for clearing that up. I knew I had a bad feeling about it. I definately would rather spend more money than take the chance of harming Tiger.
post #4 of 17
Also when you buy from your vet and IF something like a side effect occurs, the vet has a way of tracking the shipment for his and your protection

here is that link
Advantage for multi-cat homes
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Also I think I read somewhere to give it every other month instead of every month. Is this true? Tiger was a stray and he had tape worms. I don't know if he had them already when I found him or if he got them afterwards. (I have a dog too.) I don't want them showing up again. Thanks for all your help!!
post #6 of 17
No it is only good for 30 days, but you should switch out, because the fleas build up a resistance if you use the same product all the time.
post #7 of 17
there are products that are counterfeit well i would say that it depends where you are going to buy them from
post #8 of 17
EPA is acting to disrupt an effort to distribute counterfeit pet
pesticides. The Agency has ordered pesticide distributors and retailers
in a number of states to stop selling counterfeit pet pesticide products
which falsely contain EPA Registration numbers and labeling for the
"Advantage" and "Frontline" brands of pesticides. "Advantage" and
"Frontline" are trade names of widely available pesticides for control
of fleas and ticks on cats and dogs.

The counterfeit pesticides appear to have been unlawfully imported and
packaged in retail cartons which are designed to look similar to
legitimately registered pesticides sold in the U.S. EPA's investigation
indicates that the counterfeit products have been sold to distributors
and retailers throughout the country. The counterfeit products have
outer retail cartons that are made to resemble EPA registered
pesticides. Inside the cartons are applicators labeled and packaged for
overseas markets. In some cases, the pesticide applicators may not have
the proper child-resistant packaging or the accompanying instructional
leaflet required by the Agency is missing. In addition, the consumer
cannot be assured that the pesticide dosage is correct for the animal
pictured on the retail carton.

The counterfeit products may be different from legitimate Advantage and
Frontline products in several ways. EPA has posted detailed
information, including photos of legitimate products, at: .

Counterfeit products should be disposed of according to accepted
procedures for other household chemicals. Many communities and
municipalities have local resources to dispose of household chemicals,
and consumers are encouraged to contact their local solid waste
authority for more information on disposal programs for chemicals. Pet
owners who are concerned their pet may be affected by counterfeit
products should contact their veterinarian.

EPA regulates all pesticides used in the U.S. Before a pesticide can be
marketed in this country the Agency performs a rigorous scientific
review to ensure that use of the product is not likely to cause harmful
effects on people, pets or the environment. Under the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA requires
pesticide products to contain instructions for proper use, safety
precautions to follow and directions for proper disposal of unused
product and their containers. Legitimate Advantage and Frontline
products that have been through EPA's comprehensive review process are
registered for use in the United States, and are not affected by this
action. Because the counterfeit pesticides do not conform with
established safeguards, the Agency has issued "Stop Sale" orders on the
counterfeit products in question. Extensive additional information is
available at: .__________________
post #9 of 17
I buy my Revolution online at and it works great! I have never had a problem with it and plus 6 month supply is only $43.95.
post #10 of 17
It is safe if you get the real stuff. The biggest things to look for are a label in English and a package insert. Counterfeit products are often either missing the package insert or labeled in a language other than English.
post #11 of 17
I just picked up a year supply last night from the vet for $130......Is that a normal price?...........

post #12 of 17
We buy it from the petshop - since it's over the counter, it's pretty much the same price at the vets as at the petshop.
post #13 of 17
Originally Posted by BoscoNYC
I just picked up a year supply last night from the vet for $130......Is that a normal price?...........

For a year's supply, that's about right. It should cost $10-$12 per tube.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have a question about breaking down the big dog flea medication with syringes. What if my vet won't give me a syringe? They probably will, but in case they don' there another place I can buy one that is the right size???
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by hissy
That link doesn't work anymore...does it work for you guys???
post #16 of 17
Looks like Dianne's website is down. She will fix it I am sure-
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Okay, thanks! Just making sure it wasn't just my computer.
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