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Generic Frontline Plus

If you would like to save even more money on your pets flea treatments, generics might be the answer.  We now have two versions of generic Frontline Plus available to buy online:

Fiproguard Plus

Produced by Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Fiproguard Plus was released in May 2011.  For the best prices we suggest amazon who are now stocking a wide range of flea control products at extremely low prices.

Pronyl Plus

Pronyl Plus Generic Frontline PlusRather confusingly, our second generic Frontline Plus product is also produced by Sergeant’s.  This time it is called Pronyl Plus.  And, you can check out the even better prices on this one here.

Pronyl Plus was released a little later than Fiproguard Plus, and both are pretty much interchangeable.

Fiproguard Plus v Pronyl Plus v Frontline Plus?

Fiproguard Plus Generic Frontline PlusThe big question then is which product do you buy?  Well, to be perfectly honest, as far as your pet is concerned it makes no difference at all.  Both generic Frontline Plus products, and the original have the same volume and quality of the key active ingredients.  So the results of using any one of them will be the same.

The reasoning behind the somewhat confusing decision to produce not one, but two generic flea treatments, is that they are targetting a slightly different audience, being sold in different types of stores.

You will usually see Fiproguard Plus in specialist pet supply stores whereas Pronyl Plus will be a more mass market product stocked in large grocery stores, drug stores and multi site retailers.  Perhaps this is why, for their launch we are seeing Pronyl Plus being offered at special offer prices around 40% less than the Fiproguard Plus!

Whilst discounts are being offered we strongly suggest choosing the generic Frontline Plus products.  After all they offer the same protection against biting insects, yet are surprisingly light on your pocket.  In the past we have been wary of generic Frontline Plus products since they simply haven’t offered a significant saving over the branded original.  But it now looks like Seargant’s are trying very hard to create a generic version of Frontline Plus that offers enough of a cost saving to make it an attractive purchase.

Generic Frontline Plus (both Fiproguard Plus and Pronyl Plus) are available in various pack sizes, for cats and dogs.  Be sure to order the product designed for the type and weight of animal to be treated.  You can find out more about how to use this topical flea treatment, and what it actually does at our Frontline Plus page.

Heartgard for Cats – Chewable Feline Heartworm Tablets

Heartgard Chewables for Cats are supplied in two color coded packs.  Choose the correct pack size dependent on the weight of your cat.

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Heartgard comes in two color coded pack sizes. Choose the one appropriate to the weight of your pet.

  • heartgard chewables felineHeartGard Feline Red (0-5lbs)

  • HeartGard Feline Purple (5-15lbs)

For those wanting to use the same trusted heartworm medicine on their cats as their dogs, you can now order Heartgard for Cats. Just like the original Heartgard for dogs, this version from Merial uses ivermectin to safely and effectively prevent heartworm disease.  Supplied as a chewable beef flavored tablet most cats will be more than happy to accept their heartworm preventative this way.

About Heartgard for Cats

Feline Heartgard Chewables

Feline Heartgard are a chewable beef flavored tablet.  They are supplied in two dose sizes which are color coded for convenience.  The purple pack is for larger cats from 5 to 15lbs and contains 165mcg of ivermectin.  The red pack is for smaller cats weighing under 5lbs and contains 55mcg of ivermectin.

Heargard is safe to use on cats from six weeks of age.  Side effects are extremely rare when ivermectin is used in these low doses.  Higher dosages can cause adverse reactions such as loss of appetite, tremors, dilated pupils, blindness and confusion so always check you give the correct dose at the right time for your cat.

Generic Heartgard for Cats

At this time, since feline Heartgard is still one of the newer heartworm preventatives there is no generic version available.

How Feline Heartgard Prevents Heartworm Disease

The tiny dose of ivermectin included in Heartgard chewables is absorbed into the blood stream.  Here it safely destroys any juvenile heartworm larvae that have infected the animal via a mosquito bite during the previous month.  Used every 30 days this will ensure that no heartworms remain in the system for longer than a month, and so prevents any from maturing into their dangerous adult form.

Heartgard for Cats and Prescriptions

Feline Heartgard Chewables are shipped within the US with a valid prescription. You don’t have to worry about the paperwork though. Simply provide your vet’s contact details when ordering and our favorite online supplier will do all the hard work for you!

Using Heartgard for Cats

The only way to be sure that heartworm disease is prevented is to use a registered preventative such as Heartgard Chewables, Advantage Multi or Revolution for cats each and every month.  If only seasonal use is followed you may need to have an annual test for the parasite before beginning each years treatment.  Only one preventative should ever be used at one time.

If you wish to switch feline heartworm medicines just use the first Heartgard chewable tablet 30 days after you last used the other product.

Kittens under two months should be able to be given preventatives without needing a test for the condition first, but older cats that have not been on a preventative course will need to be tested by your vet before you begin using this or any other feline heartworm medication.

Feline Heartgard Best Price

As ever, at the Online Pet Meds site we bring you the lowest priced Heartgard Chewables for cats.  To view the current best prices on Heartgard feline just click the link at the top of this article.

Leaks No More – Treat Urinary Incontinence Naturally

Leaks No More is a natural way to treat certain forms of urinary incontinence in cats and dogs.

An all natural formula with no known side effects it can prove very helpful for owners of “leaky” animals.

Though sadly, not able to alleviate all types of feline or canine urinary incontinence it can help in many instances.   Homeopet Leaks No More contains five active ingredients to deal with five different causes of urinary leakage, particularly common in older animals and following some surgery.

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Currently prices are far less than that being charged on the Homeopet own web-site, which surprised us to say the least.  Though we always aim to provide details on the best priced pet meds online we didn’t think we could find a deal quite that good!

Leaks No More Ingredients

Leaks No MoreThis formula is aimed at only certain types of urinary incontinence.  If your dog or cat’s problems are old-age or fear based, or following being spayed or neutered the product could be of great help.  For other forms of incontinence you may need a veterinary prescribed medication instead.  These tend to come with more chance of side effects so opting for a natural formula when suitable is recommended.  Leaks No More is designed to help strengthen the sphincter muscles that control urination.

Each of the five active ingredients targets a particular cause of the problem:

  1. Old age related incontinence is dealt with by Alumina (oxide of aluminum).
  2. To tackle frequent urination in small quantities Cantaris (Spanish fly) is included.
  3. Incontinence that is caused by excitement, occurs as the animal falls asleep or has begun following surgery is tackled with Causticum.
  4. For relatively large volumes of clear watery urine often associated with fear, Gelsemium Sempervirens (yellow jasmine) is included.
  5. To deal with pets that leak during sleep Plantago Major (plantain) is added to the formula.

The makers suggest that the product may help animals that are experiencing incontinence due to other causes too, but in general the ingredients are only really designed to help with tightening the sphincter muscle that controls flow.  This tends to lose strength following surgery and as the animal ages.

Using Homeopet Leaks No More

The makers suggest that the best way to give this remedy is to place the drops directly into the mouth of your pet, so that it is absorbed quickly into the mucus membrane.   We have had great success with using  the drops in a far easier way.  Adding to a small bowl of milk is a much easier way to ensure the pet is not stressed and still gets their daily dose.

Again this is one of those medications where an initial relatively high dose is needed.  Then when improvements are seen you can reduce the dosage to a maintenance level.  In fact, if you do not reduce the dose you can see symptoms return.

The initial dosage (to be given three times a day) is as follows:

  • animals from 1 to 20lbs – 5 drops
  • animals from 21 to 60 lbs – 10 drops
  • animals from 61 to 100 lbs – 15 drops
  • animals 100 lbs – 20 drops
  • animals weighing less than 1 lb should have 2 drops added to their drinking water each day.

Once a beneficial reaction is seen the frequency of dosing should be reduced to twice and eventually once daily.  If an improvement in condition is not followed by a reduction in the dosage a return of the symptoms may follow overuse of the drops.  This can be alleviated by stopping treatment for three days and then starting again.

Cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters and pot-bellied pigs can all be successfully treated using the dosing guide above.  Smaller animals such as mice, budgies and guinea pigs may all be treated with drops added to their water, read the pack instructions for full guidelines.

If you are adding the drops to food or water you may find the animal does not like the alcohol smell (this is used as a preservative).  You can try adding to milk instead or simply allow the alcohol odor to dissipate for 20 minutes before presenting the food or water to your pet.

Considerations

The product itself has not been shown to have any side effects or interactions with other medications.  Some animals are sensitive to homeopathic preparations.  These will show with one dose.  So give Leaks No More only one time on the first day so that you can spot any sensitivity and cease further treatment.  This type of sensitivity is to homeopathic remedies in general, and very rare in animals or humans.

Leaks No More Best Price

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