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Advantage V Frontline Plus for Cats

The two most popular feline flea control products are Advantage for cats and Frontline Plus. But which one is the best? Well, it’s a difficult question to answer because both are excellent, and both have their place. There are plenty of similarities between the two products, as well a a few distinct differences. We will look at these points to help you choose the correct product for your cats.

The Similarities

So, what do Advantage & Frontline have in common?

  • Easy to use topical treatments that are safe and effective
  • Long lasting (you will never need to apply more than once a month)
  • Kill adult fleas and juveniles so helping prevent future outbreaks
  • Waterproof
  • Also destroy chewing lice
Okay then, how do the treatments differ?
  • They use different active ingredients. So if your cat is allergic to one (which is very rare) you might find they are fine with the other.
  • Advantage kills flea larvae as well as eggs and adults. Frontline Plus kills the adults, but prevents larvae, pupae and eggs developing so they die over time. Only adult fleas bite your pet.
  • Frontline Plus destroys ticks, this is an important difference as those of you living in tick country will know that a cat can quickly become over-run with these disease carrying parasites.
  • Advantage works slightly quicker, claiming to stop fleas from biting within 5 minutes. Within 12 hours virtually all fleas will be destroyed. Frontline Plus claims to take up to 24 hours to destroy all fleas.  New fleas which might jump onto your pet during the next month will be destroyed within 2 hours by Advantage, and within 24 hours by Frontline Plus.

In truth, whereas Frontline Plus for cats might be the perfect choice in one location, in another Advantage might be preferred. It will depend upon the local parasite population, the number of feral cats around and your own pet’s activities. It is a good idea to speak to your vet about which particular brand of flea control is working well in your location.

If your pet is particularly flea sensitive you might feel that the speedier results with Advantage are worth considering. On the other hand if ticks are a problem locally you would need to invest in a tick collar if you chose Advantage, so you would probably prefer to simplify things by choosing Frontline Plus instead.

 

 

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Panacur C Wormer

Panacur C is a canine de-wormer that deals with a variety of intestinal parasites. For the best deals on-line see the link below:

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The granules use fenbendazole which targets a range of parasites including;

  1. Large Roundowrms
  2. Whipworms
  3. Hookworms

The medication also destroys some tapeworms, making it a very broad spectrum dog de-wormer.

However, Panacur C is unable to remove the most common tapeworm affecting dogs which is transmitted by fleas. For this reason, it is imperitive that a reliable form of flea prevention, such as K9 Advantix is used regularly.

To work properly, the granules will need to be used for three consecutive days. If the infestation is particularly severe, a further treatment the following weak will be required – your vet will be able to advise you.

Panacur is a prescription free, over the counter de-wormer. It is usually advised that you treat your dog every six months or so to prevent re-infestation. It will though depend on the life-style of your pet, and your location, whether your dog is likely to suffer intestinal parasites regularly. We suggest talking through the risks in your circumstances with your vet and following the worming schedule they advise.

 

 

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Feline Tapeworm Tablets

Feline tapeworm tablets should be a regular medication given to all cats. Cats are extremely likely to carry tapeworms at some point because the most common type are carried by fleas. Since felines are so good at grooming themselves, they will often ingest fleas and then become host to these intestinal parasites.

We Recomend Regular Use Of

Tradewinds Tapeworm Tabs for Cats

As a single use prescription free tapeworm tablet, Tradewinds tablets should be kept on stand-by in all cat family medicine cabinets!

Has My Cat Got Tapeworms?

Often there are no real symptoms to speak of regarding a tapeworm infestation. The most common way an owner knows their cat is infected, is when body segments of the parasite are seen on the fur, or on the stools of the pet in question. This is not nice at all, but is often the worst thing about tapeworms.

Symptoms are far more rare than we might think. For some animals a change in appetite might display. This is most often associated with gastric upset caused by the parasites. Mild vomitting or diarhhea are not uncommon, but usually the cat simply won’t seem “quite right” as they cope with stomach pain and sensitivity.

Preventing Feline Tapeworm

Since most tapeworms are passed to cats by fleas, the most important method of prevention is to use a flea treatment regularly, such as Revolution for cats. However this will not completely remove the risk of infestation since tapeworms may also be ingested when eating rodent organs – again not very nice but something we all know many cats will do.

The approach often reccomended is to use a safe tapeworm tablet every few months. Tradewinds tapeworm tabs for dogs work in the same way. Rather than try to flush out the parasites that can lead to even more digestive upset, the key ingredient (praziquantel) breaks down the skin of the parasite. This then makes it easy for the cat to digest the tapeworms (or in some cases for the immune system to destroy them). It is therefore unlikely that you will actually see any evidence of parasites in the stools of your pet after treatment.

 

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