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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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fle meds?????

Was told by the vet's nurse that the cheap fle med from Walmart would kill the cat. I can't believe that a national pet supplier would sell a med that could kill a cat. Wouldn't they be afraid of a law suit?
What's the difference between what the vet sells and what you can get at Walmart besides price?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 10:47 AM
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Re: fle meds?????


review the sticky thread above.
the pet industry does not have the same malpractice and do-no-harm standards as
the human health industry, so pet supply companies murder a lot of animals for profit.


the consensus here is to buy Advantage
and apply it yourself. I can vouch for this
overseas vendor if you can wait the 2 weeks.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 10:56 AM
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Re: fle meds?????

Your vet's nurse is correct. Most of the brands of flea products available through retail stores - except for Advantage and Frontline - contain highly toxic chemicals that have been implicated in the serious illnesses and/or deaths of numerous cats and dogs. These are very dangerous products, and vets all over the country treat toxicity problems occurring from the use of these products.

The difference is in the chemicals and the way they act in the animals' bodies. Brands available through stores like Walmart (Hartz, Sargeant's, etc.) are systemic poisons absorbed into your pet's bloodstream where they can have devastating effects. Advantage and Frontline, which used to be available only through vets but are now available in some retail stores and online, are NOT absorbed systemically. They distribute through the animal's skin layer only and are both extremely safe and effective. Your vet has other safe and effective flea treatments, as well, that are available only through your vet or with a veterinary prescription.

The bottom line is that you should avoid all flea products (spot-on, spray, powder, collar, shampoo, etc.) available through retail stores with the exceptions of Frontline and Advantage.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 11:48 PM
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Re: fle meds?????

Just wanted to add that the same goes for dewormers. I would never buy any flea treatment or dewormer over the counter.
Also, as well as being safer for your cat, anything you get from the vet (Advantage or Frontine, most likely) will be much more effective too.

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