(Closed) Bees with pets, please help….Advantage or Frontline Plus??

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I’d choose Revolution. It’s what we use and we’ve never had a flea on our dog or cat. And it’s also for heartworm, ear mites and round and hookworm. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It really depends on your area. Frontline doesn’t work as well as Advantage for us, but I know some people don’t have any luck with Advantage. If your vet suggets Advantage, maybe try that first and see how it goes. I think most vets typically reccommend what they think works best at that time and for that area. Sometimes even seasons can make a difference. It’s not like you can’t try a new one if the first doesn’t work. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We used frontline when our cat got fleas. It was awesome and the only thing that worked!

Note: Be sure to follow the directions and put it between the shoulder blades or whatever it says. We did, but not good enough and Salem was able to lick some of it. It’s not toxic to them, but it will surly scare you to death when they start drooling uncontrollably for a hour. Then you will panic trying to figure out if you just poisoned your own cat.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have 2 dogs and 2 cats so fleas is something I usually keep an eye out for.  Generally we don’t even bother using things like Advantage or Frontline.  When I see any sign of fleas I just give them a bath with Dawn dish soap.  My vet recommended it and now I swear by it.  I do, however, bath them all fairly frequently so its not much of a hassle for me to do it.  If your cats aren’t all that use to taking a bath it can be pretty unpleasant. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a dog and learned it depends on your main priority. If it is to stop fleas, we like frontline, but if you are concerned with ticks Advantage does a better job, we have gone through both phases!!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a dog and 2 cats and this summer we dealt with fleas for 3 months straight. It was awful! We use Frontline and were using it on them the entire time, it really did nothing once they had fleas. Now for our cats we switch off between Frontline and Revolution.

We tried flea baths, vacuuming every inch of our house, washing everything, spraying all natural flea spray, Frontline, Revolution…..nothing got rid of them! All 3 developed worms and then had to be dewormed and were given capstar (sp?) which makes the fleas jump off of them in 12-24 hours. Then we had to get our house sprayed and that was the only thing that worked! We have now been flea free for about a month!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@littlegraykitten: we never tried Advantage, our vet never recommended it to us! She was actually shocked that Frontline wasn’t working, she said she had never seen a case where it hadn’t worked! Once the house got sprayed, the animals didn’t have fleas anymore. The spraying was also way better than I had envisioned it and if I could go back I probably would’ve done the spraying a lot sooner. Are you or your SO getting bit by the fleas?

Post # 14
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Honey bee

We had a problem with fleas and advantage didnt work for us, but frontline did. I hate to use it at all because its such a strong chemical, but with 2 outdoor cats and an outdoor dog I dont know what else to use.

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