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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:27 PM

New topical flea treatment for cats is now available!!!

everyone!

I've been at my wits end as the fleas that are incubating as I speak are not being killed by Frontline Plus nor Advantage as they have become resistant to these topical flea treatments.

So, I've been combing them all every day, sometimes as much as 3X a day in my hunt for fleas.

I find a few now and then and as for Jules, my cat, well she is allergic to fleas now it seems.

One solitary flea is a hell for her and the other night all I could hear was scratch, scratch, scratch all night long.

So, the next morning I took her to the local vet to have them give her another one of these Comfortis pills, something I really did not want to do but if I did not do something, Jules would soon have open sores on her from scratching at the solitary flea thing. Poor baby Jules!

As I was leaving I was informed that there is now a topical form of Comfortis available and it is available over-the-counter (you can buy this at http://www.1800petmeds.com and it is called CHERISTIN FOR CATS) which is something they didn't seem to want me to know. After all, when they are raking in $100 a pop every time I walk in the door with a cat, why tell me?

It is pricey stuff but cheaper than Comfortis. I hate the idea of having to use this on Jules, but what can I do? I find zero to no fleas or her or the other two cats and they no longer go outside. I've been vacuuming my house every day and all the other things to be rid of them (other than having the carpets replaced which I cannot really afford to do; cost would be about $1500 at least).

Anyway, knowing that there are many others out there having this problem with their cats I thought I'd let you know. Seems Cheristin just came out recently and they really weren't to anxious to let me know about it (a lot cheaper than hitting me up for about $25.00/month for the administration of ONE pill!). I was told they have it in stock and that I should "support our local economy" rather than buy it online.

If anyone has any feedback re: Cheristin for Cats, please advise.

Take care friends!

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Reply New topical flea treatment for cats is now available!!! (Original post)
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Arkansas Granny Dec 2014 #1
Mbrow Dec 2014 #2
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Curmudgeoness Dec 2014 #4
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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 02:29 PM

1. Thanks for the info.

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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 03:37 PM

2. Thank goodness I live

In Idaho, the humidity is so low we don't have fleas here! When we were is San Diego back in the day my cats got fleas all the time and we started using the Advantage stuff, but after a couple of years he got a bone spur right where we put the stuff on him. WTF is up with that? Have you tried using cedar wood chips? It is a natural insect repellant and some around the house in small bags might help.

Good luck with the cats, we now have three at home with us.

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Response to Mbrow (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:06 PM

3. Been here my whole life

I have never seen anything like this. It began during the summer and started with an infestation of moths of all the dang things! Talk about a hell?

Now it is these fleas that I rarely see.

They are not bothering me or the other two younger male cats.

Using cedar chips/blocks and dried lavender with some success.



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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:37 PM

4. Thanks for letting us know.

I use Revolution at this time, but it is good to know that there is another option, and that it is an over the counter purchase. I will not have to worry about it until next summer, but I will bookmark this.

And just a comment about your vet---I do realize that they are making money when you come into the office, but they are also in the business of doing what is best for your pets as well. They should not be withholding info that would make your life and the life of your cat better. I am glad that they did tell you about this product, but it is a shame that they seemed to do that grudgingly.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 08:38 PM

5. you are right

I changed what I wrote as there were two of them involved. The second was really no better than the first and you are right, it is wrong to try to misrepresent something just to make a $$$ off of the unknowingly client.

At least I know of something that might help her!

I was getting kind of desperate to say the least.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:18 PM

6. I do hope that it works for her.

There is nothing that I wouldn't do to relieve suffering in my baby. I know how you feel.

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