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Unread 03-28-2014   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fleas and Advantage 11

I used Frontline for years and then it got to where it did not work any more.

Have been using Advantage 11 on my almost 2 year old snoot - he is an indoor cat but spends a lot of time out on the screened porch. For several months now the Advantage 11 is not working - he has fleas within days of using it. This latest is a new order of the product.

Is the same thing happening to Advantage as happened to Frontline - fleas became immune to it?

Any suggestions - someone recommended using coconut oil. - jb
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Where are you buying your flea products? If you are buying from discount stores there is a good chance you aren't getting the actual product. Purchase flea products from your vet to ensure you are getting the real thing.

When treating for fleas you have to treat the environment too. You have to vacuum daily, washing bedding frequently and so on until all fleas are eliminated, then the spot on will control the situation.

Be sure you are using one of the proven safe products that also kill eggs and larvae. I know Advantage 2 is supposed to do that, so it goes back to where you bought the product, and if you are applying it correctly?

Your other choices are frontline PLUS, or Revolution. Again, get them from the vet, only.

When you vacuum, get a flea collar and put cut up pieces of it in the vacuum bag. do NOT put those collars on cats, they are very toxic. If you have a bagless vacuum, empty the canister immediately into a plastic bag, tie the bag shut and take it to an outside trash. If you are using a bagged vacuum you wil have to keep putting pieces of flea collar into it.

You can leave shallow bowls of soapy water around for fleas to jump into and drown. Don't do this if any of the cats are likely to drink the soapy water (some cats will)

The fleas you see on a cat are just the tip of the ice berg when you get to the point you are at. There are e3ggs everywhere in your house now, including carpet, upholstery, cracks in the floor, just waiting to hatch.

You've got to stay on it relentlessly until the problem is eradicated.

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Give your cat a bath because Fleas really hate water. Do comb your cat regularly. Conduct regular tick checks. Remove ticks safely. And the most important is do not use topical flea treatments meant for dogs on your cat.
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