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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Cheristin Flea Treatment?

Has anyone used Cheristin? Advantage no longer works and pilling with Comforts is too difficult with my cats. Apparently, Cheristin is made by the same company that makes Comfortis. I'm nervous to just try it since it's fairly new.

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I've never heard of it; have you found the fine print on the studies the company has conducted? If you're not comfortable using a new flea product (and I'd be a little nervous too), have you ever used Revolution? Very, very few cats - about 1% of those tested - have a bad reaction to it (except mine...)
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Hi Waterfaller,
I've not heard of this either...
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I did find this on it:

http://www.drugs.com/vet/cheristin-for-cats.html

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At first glance I saw 'Christian Flea Treatment'.

Umm.... do fleas have different denominations and religions?

Never heard of it. I'd call my vet and run the name by them.
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I just found their website: https://www.cheristin4cats.com/about...n/default.aspx

It looks like it also requires a vet's prescription. What I don't see is the page that you usually find with medications that lists all the detailed information on lab tests and side effects.

Since you need an rx anyway, I'd ask the vet's opinion.
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I've never heard of it; have you found the fine print on the studies the company has conducted? If you're not comfortable using a new flea product (and I'd be a little nervous too), have you ever used Revolution? Very, very few cats - about 1% of those tested - have a bad reaction to it (except mine...)
I have used Revolution. It worries me a little since it's systemic. I'm trying to find something to replace Advantage since the fleas have developed a tolerance for it. My vet has found this to be the case as well and no longer recommends Advantage. I guess I'll give him a call and ask about Cheristin.

Thanks for the replies!

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Fleas are Advantage-resistant? Yikes. The options are more and more limited...I'll be curious to know what your vet says about Cheristin.
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It's localized. But similar to antibiotic resistance, fleas can produce a few that aren't as susceptible to the toxin and then those ones are selected for until virtually all are immune. So, if they haven't achieved it in Virginia yet, they will.

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