Advantage Spot on Flea Treatment for cats, dogs and rabbits - 3 packs of 4 pipettes each from £27.03 delivered. Dogs and others also available @ Petdrugstore
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Advantage Spot on Flea Treatment for cats, dogs and rabbits - 3 packs of 4 pipettes each from £27.03 delivered. Dogs and others also available @ Petdrugstore

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Found 30th Jul 2017
I have seen people pay a fortune in vets for Advantage or FrontLine flea treatments. I found a cheaper alternative, order from Pet Drugs Online for under £10 a pack. Prices are:

Small cat, dogs, and rabbits: £9.01 for 4 pipettes
Large cat and rabbits: £9.38 for 4 pipettes
Small cat and dogs: £9.01 for 4 pipettes
Medium dogs: £9.40 for 4 pipettes
Medium dogs: £9.72 for 4 pipettes
Extra large dogs: £9.83 for 4 pipettes

I don't like using chemicals when I don't have to, so only I use these on my cats whenever I notice they have signs of fleas (black or white specs when brushing with a flea comb). I find Advantage works very well, unlike the cheaper ones available in pet shops or supermarkets.

Delivery is free if you spend over £20 so worth ordering three packs to get this.

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Easy with some simple maths to split doses with this. I order the large dog ones. They're about £1 per box more but each pipette is enough for about 10 cats. Just need a 1ml syringe. It's exactly the same concentration just a bigger volume.
Plenty of info online and confirmed by vets and the company as safe if dosed correctly. lisaviolet.com/cat…tml
Edited by: "Jetset1981" 30th Jul 2017
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I recently bought some of this for my 2 cats as nothing else seemed to work. All fleas were gone within a day and 2 weeks later they are still flea free.

Very good product.
Easy with some simple maths to split doses with this. I order the large dog ones. They're about £1 per box more but each pipette is enough for about 10 cats. Just need a 1ml syringe. It's exactly the same concentration just a bigger volume.
Plenty of info online and confirmed by vets and the company as safe if dosed correctly. lisaviolet.com/cat…tml
Edited by: "Jetset1981" 30th Jul 2017
I thought Advantage was via prescription only?
5Rivers79

I thought Advantage was via prescription only?



Thats Advantix not Advantage
Edited by: "scoobytawazara" 30th Jul 2017
Jetset1981

Easy with some simple maths to split doses with this. I order the large … Easy with some simple maths to split doses with this. I order the large dog ones. They're about £1 per box more but each pipette is enough for about 10 cats. Just need a 1ml syringe. It's exactly the same concentration just a bigger volume.Plenty of info online and confirmed by vets and the company as safe if dosed correctly. http://www.lisaviolet.com/cathouse/advantage.html


+1 works out a lot less and i also do the same with the worming tabs.
I split for my dogs and been doing it for years with no problems
This sounds like a great deal. I usually buy Frontline for my dogs, but one of them had a bad reaction last time I gave it to her, so am thinking of changing it to an alternative. Will give the Advantage a try & it's a lot less money too! Thanks for posting op!
Thanx Op will try it out, been using Bob Martin for flea & worming since having the Mutt ( 1 year ) he's 2 1/2 now.
thanks OP
scoobytawazara

Thats Advantix not Advantage



But you can buy that online too I think.
You're not supposed to use dog flea treatment on cats!!
Jetset1981

Easy with some simple maths to split doses with this. I order the large … Easy with some simple maths to split doses with this. I order the large dog ones. They're about £1 per box more but each pipette is enough for about 10 cats. Just need a 1ml syringe. It's exactly the same concentration just a bigger volume.Plenty of info online and confirmed by vets and the company as safe if dosed correctly. http://www.lisaviolet.com/cathouse/advantage.html



And if it's dosed incorrectly you end up with a pet having seizures or dying. This has to be the worst, most irresponsible advice I've ever read on HUKD.
Yes, I agree. Totally dangerous using dog flea and worm tablets .
They say dog for a reason !!!!
Use if you want your cats to die !
Can't believe anyone in their right mind would do this .
Unbelievable irresponsible .
Makes me sick that you would risk your cats health over a couple of pounds !
Worst thing I have seen on here !
I use Animed direct who are a few pence more ( free delivery on orders over £29), but have 15% off at the moment.
It used to be but now available without a prescription.
It's actually quite clear if anyone here bothered to look at the web page given here already
lisaviolet.com/cat…tml
For the Advantage and Advantage II only, not the newer K-9 Advantix or Advantage Multi for Dogs
the ingredients are the same (for dogs and cats) ie the concentrations in the doses.
Active ingredients are Imidacloprid (9.1%), Pyriproxyfen (0.46%)
Advantage is a once-a-month topical application for cats and kittens 8 weeks and older and dogs and puppies 7 weeks and older.
From the range of weights a single size dose will treat, the amount doesn't seem very critical anyway, however subdividing a larger dose means you can more accurately and safely treat your dog/cat (weight)
In fact some authorities recommend not using these chemical products at all
healthypets.mercola.com/sit…spx

But of course always check on the packet and compare yourself

Ps According to Bayer "Based upon extensive stability studies, we know Advantage remains stable for at least five years from the date of purchase"
Edited by: "jasee" 31st Jul 2017
ladygadget6 h, 19 m ago

Yes, I agree. Totally dangerous using dog flea and worm tablets .They say …Yes, I agree. Totally dangerous using dog flea and worm tablets .They say dog for a reason !!!!Use if you want your cats to die ! Can't believe anyone in their right mind would do this .Unbelievable irresponsible .Makes me sick that you would risk your cats health over a couple of pounds !Worst thing I have seen on here !

I was talking about this specific product. The dog and cat formulation are exactly the same in ingredients and concentration. You just get 10 times more in the large dog. If you can't do simple maths that's your issue. I love my cats and wouldn't risk their health for £. I've done online research, checked with advantage the company and my vet. If you want to spend 10x more for the same thing be my guest. It's not exactly rocket science


Cats up to 9 pounds - 0.4ml
Cats 10+ pounds - 0.8ml
Dogs 11-20 pounds - 1.0ml
Dogs 21-55 pounds - 2.5ml
Dogs 55+ pounds - 4.0ml
Edited by: "Jetset1981" 31st Jul 2017
Jetset1981

Easy with some simple maths to split doses with this. I order the large … Easy with some simple maths to split doses with this. I order the large dog ones. They're about £1 per box more but each pipette is enough for about 10 cats. Just need a 1ml syringe. It's exactly the same concentration just a bigger volume.Plenty of info online and confirmed by vets and the company as safe if dosed correctly. http://www.lisaviolet.com/cathouse/advantage.html


Thanks for this. Would never have known. How do you store the opened pipette? Is it a case of simply screwing the cap back on? Any specific syringe reccomended? Thanks
pello0249 m ago

Thanks for this. Would never have known. How do you store the opened …Thanks for this. Would never have known. How do you store the opened pipette? Is it a case of simply screwing the cap back on? Any specific syringe reccomended? Thanks

Any 1ml syringe really. It's very accurate and a lot easier to apply than from the pippette they come in. I use a blunt hypo for drawing it out of the pippette for ease. Not sure if that's necessary. I'll update this week as they are due their treatment. They have a screw top on. It only lasts me 1 month as I have 2 large Maine Coons and do my Mum's and sisters cats. We split the cost, so the outlay is absolutely minimal.
1ml Ciringe Disposable Syringe Refilling Kit - 2 Sets of 10 x Syringes, 10 x Blunt Refilling Needles amazon.co.uk/dp/…SX4


Update

Just done my cats. Hypo not essential. Loads of options on Amazon.

10 x Disposable Toolbox eJuice Injector Syringes Pet Feeder 1ml DIY amazon.co.uk/dp/…KSA
Edited by: "Jetset1981" 31st Jul 2017
Jetset1981

I was talking about this specific product. The dog and cat formulation … I was talking about this specific product. The dog and cat formulation are exactly the same in ingredients and concentration. You just get 10 times more in the large dog. If you can't do simple maths that's your issue. I love my cats and wouldn't risk their health for £. I've done online research, checked with advantage the company and my vet. If you want to spend 10x more for the same thing be my guest. It's not exactly rocket science confused Cats up to 9 pounds - 0.4mlCats 10+ pounds - 0.8mlDogs 11-20 pounds - 1.0mlDogs 21-55 pounds - 2.5mlDogs 55+ pounds - 4.0ml



Don't be condescending. We're not talking about the maths; we're concerned about other people thinking it's okay to put dog flea treatments on cats and vice versa. You might know what you're doing but it can easily translate into the wrong message for other pet owners.
This webpage says:



So a cat lady asked her vet about doing this, many years ago, then saw fit to post this on the internet as medical advice. This is equally as reckless as the advice in this thread. I don't know any vets that would recommend this.

The active ingredients in this product are neurotoxins. They can disrupt or cause damage to the central nervous systems or animals and humans. That's the action which causes this product to kill fleas. They are not something to be taken lightly.

When you open a pipette to extract the dosage you've decided on you are also risking dosing yourself with these neurotoxins, a drop only has to touch your skin.

Unless you have 10 cats, then this is nearly a years supply. You then have to attempt to store this combination of neurotoxin opened, in a way that is safe and that is doesn't degrade. If it was so easy, don't you think they would sell it in bottles you could measure yourself?

jasee

It's actually quite clear if anyone here bothered to look at the web page … It's actually quite clear if anyone here bothered to look at the web page given here alreadyhttp://www.lisaviolet.com/cathouse/advantage.htmlFor the Advantage and Advantage II only, not the newer K-9 Advantix or Advantage Multi for Dogsthe ingredients are the same (for dogs and cats) ie the concentrations in the doses.Active ingredients are Imidacloprid (9.1%), Pyriproxyfen (0.46%)Advantage is a once-a-month topical application for cats and kittens 8 weeks and older and dogs and puppies 7 weeks and older.From the range of weights a single size dose will treat, the amount doesn't seem very critical anyway, however subdividing a larger dose means you can more accurately and safely treat your dog/cat (weight)In fact some authorities recommend not using these chemical products at allhttp://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/03/03/toxic-and-unsafe-flea-and-tick-repellants-for-pets.aspxBut of course always check on the packet and compare yourselfPs According to Bayer "Based upon extensive stability studies, we know Advantage remains stablefor at least five years from the date of purchase"

Don't worry, it's safe. When I first heard about this, years ago, I … Don't worry, it's safe. When I first heard about this, years ago, I asked my vet about it. He got out a box of Advantage for large dogs and a box of Advantage for cats. He compared the ingredients. He was surprised to find out they were the same. Now, they tell their clients about this, saving them money.

pello02

Thanks for this. Would never have known. How do you store the opened … Thanks for this. Would never have known. How do you store the opened pipette? Is it a case of simply screwing the cap back on? Any specific syringe reccomended? Thanks



Are you medically trained?
MSK.34 m ago

This webpage says:So a cat lady asked her vet about doing this, many years …This webpage says:So a cat lady asked her vet about doing this, many years ago, then saw fit to post this on the internet as medical advice. This is equally as reckless as the advice in this thread. I don't know any vets that would recommend this.The active ingredients in this product are neurotoxins. They can disrupt or cause damage to the central nervous systems or animals and humans. That's the action which causes this product to kill fleas. They are not something to be taken lightly.When you open a pipette to extract the dosage you've decided on you are also risking dosing yourself with these neurotoxins, a drop only has to touch your skin.Unless you have 10 cats, then this is nearly a years supply. You then have to attempt to store this combination of neurotoxin opened, in a way that is safe and that is doesn't degrade. If it was so easy, don't you think they would sell it in bottles you could measure yourself?Are you medically trained?



If that is directed to me, I thought I should have said that I was not, but anyone can measure, use their intelligence and not be scaremongering (^ ^)
If you read what she said she said that she asked a vet to compare the amounts in doses of Advantage for dogs and cats. I'm perfectly happy to agree with what she (an amateur, not a vet) says because I can check myself
I don't actually think they would sell in bottles to measure because:
(a) There would be some idiot who would not measure it properly and would then sue them if something happened, even if they gave the right dose.
(b) They make a lot more money by selling it in small amounts and it is pretty well idiot proof.

If you want to behave like the latter ok,
But bear in mind the dose you give to your dog/cat, according to the manufacturers, has an enormous latitude of weight anyway so it can't be that critical.
jasee

If that is directed to me, I thought I should have said that I was not, … If that is directed to me, I thought I should have said that I was not, but anyone can measure, use their intelligence and not be scaremongering (^ ^)If you read what she said she said that she asked a vet to compare the amounts in doses of Advantage for dogs and cats. I'm perfectly happy to agree with what she (an amateur, not a vet) says because I can check myselfI don't actually think they would sell in bottles to measure because:(a) There would be some idiot who would not measure it properly and would then sue them if something happened, even if they gave the right dose.(b) They make a lot more money by selling it in small amounts and it is pretty well idiot proof.If you want to behave like the latter ok,But bear in mind the dose you give to your dog/cat, according to the manufacturers, has an enormous latitude of weight anyway so it can't be that critical.



It is directed to you. I didn't expect to change your mind, but I did want to make it clear to anyone else reading this how idiotic this idea is and why. It isn't scaremongering to use such a powerful medication properly.

I don't know why anyone who cares enough about their pet to flea treat it, would take such a risk for such a small monetary saving. Imagine how you would feel if something went wrong. Deaths from flea treatments are not as uncommon as you might think.

Yes, is more 'idiot proof', for good reason. They are already noxious chemicals, without further adding to the risk of using them.
Edited by: "MSK." 31st Jul 2017
MSK.49 m ago

This webpage says:So a cat lady asked her vet about doing this, many years …This webpage says:So a cat lady asked her vet about doing this, many years ago, then saw fit to post this on the internet as medical advice. This is equally as reckless as the advice in this thread. I don't know any vets that would recommend this.The active ingredients in this product are neurotoxins. They can disrupt or cause damage to the central nervous systems or animals and humans. That's the action which causes this product to kill fleas. They are not something to be taken lightly.When you open a pipette to extract the dosage you've decided on you are also risking dosing yourself with these neurotoxins, a drop only has to touch your skin.Unless you have 10 cats, then this is nearly a years supply. You then have to attempt to store this combination of neurotoxin opened, in a way that is safe and that is doesn't degrade. If it was so easy, don't you think they would sell it in bottles you could measure yourself?Are you medically trained?

I thought you'd be back
You're at no more risk of getting it on yourself than using the pippette. In fact the application is a lot easier I find. You don't need a medical degree to understand
Cats up to 9 pounds - 0.4ml
Cats 10+ pounds - 0.8ml
Dogs 11-20 pounds - 1.0ml
Dogs 21-55 pounds - 2.5ml
Dogs 55+ pounds - 4.0ml
I can also give a safer dose. 2 cats are exactly 10lbs so quality for large cat (0.8ml) dose according to advantage. That's double the dose they'd get if they were 9.5 pounds in weight. I give them 0.5ml. I think that's safer but that's my opinion.
The product is identical in every way other than size so make your own minds up and don't be scaremongered. I wouldn't leave open for 10 months either. If you've a few pets or can share for 2 to 3 months you still make a substantial saving.
I 100% agree if you aren't comfortable don't do it and this is ONLY FOR ADVANTAGE FLEA TREATMENT. Most medications and treatments are different and could cause serious harm.
Edited by: "Jetset1981" 31st Jul 2017
Jetset1981

I thought you'd be back Your at no more risk of getting it on … I thought you'd be back Your at no more risk of getting it on yourself than using the pippette. In fact the application is a lot easier I find. You don't need a medical degree to understand Cats up to 9 pounds - 0.4mlCats 10+ pounds - 0.8mlDogs 11-20 pounds - 1.0mlDogs 21-55 pounds - 2.5mlDogs 55+ pounds - 4.0mlI can also give a safer dose. 2 cats are exactly 10lbs so quality for large cat (0.8ml) dose according to advantage. That's double the dose they'd get if they were 9.5 pounds in weight. I give them 0.5ml. I think that's safer but that's my opinion.The product is identical in every way other than size so make your own minds up and don't be scaremongered. I wouldn't leave open for 10 months either. If you've a few pets or can share for 2 to 3 months you still make a substantial saving.I 100% agree if you aren't comfortable don't do it and this is ONLY FOR ADVANTAGE FLEA TREATMENT. Most medications and treatments are different and could cause serious harm.



Please don't 'high five' me. I find the way you are taking this so frivolously quite sickening.

You now you will admit, if you do not have a large number of cats to treat, it cannot be stored? So there is no saving at all.

Again, it is not scaremongering to use a powerful medication properly. Your making up your own dosages and on smaller cats than Maine Coons (your cats are about as big and forgiving as they come), this would be even more dangerous. Your advice is not fit for general consumption.
Edited by: "MSK." 31st Jul 2017
MSK.15 m ago

Please don't 'high five' me. I find the way you are taking this so …Please don't 'high five' me. I find the way you are taking this so frivolously quite sickening.You now you will admit, if you do not have a large number of cats to treat, it cannot be stored? So there is no saving at all.Again, it is not scaremongering to use a powerful medication properly. Your making up your own dosages and on smaller cats than Maine Coons (your cats are about as big and forgiving as they come), this would be even more dangerous. Your advice is not fit for general consumption.

I've read it can be stored. People can do their own research. I've just put the idea out there. It will work out a very big saving for some and less so for others. I'm also not 'making doses up'. I calculate them accurately on actual weight not on the broad 0-10 10-20. If I used the advantage packet recommendations my mum's 2 standard 10lb moggies would be getting the same dose as my 2 20lb Maine Coons. To anyone with common sense that's far less dangerous and toxic. They are getting the exact dose for their size
Jetset1981

I've read it can be stored. People can do their own research. I've just … I've read it can be stored. People can do their own research. I've just put the idea out there. It will work out a very big saving for some and less so for others. I'm also not 'making doses up'. I calculate them accurately on actual weight not on the broad 0-10 10-20. If I used the advantage packet recommendations my mum's 2 standard 10lb moggies would be getting the same dose as my 2 20lb Maine Coons. To anyone with common sense that's far less dangerous and toxic. They are getting the exact dose for their size



You read it can be stored, but cite no sources. That's reassuring.

I hope they do do their own research. Better yet, ask your own vet. If there's no harm in it, they will encourage you. Hell, I expect they would even help you with dosages.. That's after all what we pay them for, their professional opinion.

Rather than random things they've googled from non-medical professionals, who could be absolutely anyone writing dosing charts, on a blog that looks like it's from 1995.

I take it the fact you didn't directly answer my question means you have no medical training whatsoever, in a human or animal capacity.

I honestly don't know what else to say to you, so I won't. Good day.
Edited by: "MSK." 31st Jul 2017
MSK.8 m ago

You read it can be stored, but cite no sources. That's reassuring. I …You read it can be stored, but cite no sources. That's reassuring. I hope they do do their own research. Better yet, ask your own vet. If there's no harm in it, they will encourage you. Hell, I expect they would even help you with dosages.. That's after all what we pay them for, their professional opinion. Rather than random things they've googled from non-medical professionals, who could be absolutely anyone writing dosing charts, on a blog that looks like it's from 1995. I take it the fact you didn't directly answer my question means you have no medical training whatsoever, in a human or animal capacity.I honestly don't know what else to say to you, so I won't. Good day.

Indeed! It's all rather pointless. We're hardly going to agree. In answer to the question about medical training, that you actually asked another person in the thread not me. Yes I have Good day x
MSK.23 m ago

You read it can be stored, but cite no sources. That's reassuring. I …You read it can be stored, but cite no sources. That's reassuring. I hope they do do their own research. Better yet, ask your own vet. If there's no harm in it, they will encourage you. Hell, I expect they would even help you with dosages.. That's after all what we pay them for, their professional opinion. Rather than random things they've googled from non-medical professionals, who could be absolutely anyone writing dosing charts, on a blog that looks like it's from 1995. I take it the fact you didn't directly answer my question means you have no medical training whatsoever, in a human or animal capacity.I honestly don't know what else to say to you, so I won't. Good day.



The information I gave (it can be stored for a least five years) was given (apparently directly) by a named research scientist working for Bayer (the manufacturers) Didn't you read my post?
I think you, yourself should never do this. It is dangerous for you. You would make a mistake. Carry on doing what you do, but don't scaremonger. This isn't sarin or plutonium we are talking about.
Edited by: "jasee" 31st Jul 2017
jasee

The information I gave (it can be stored for a least five years) was … The information I gave (it can be stored for a least five years) was given (apparently directly) by a named research scientist working for Bayer (the manufacturers) Didn't you read my post?I think you, yourself should never do this. It is dangerous for you. You would make a mistake. Carry on doing what you do, but don't scaremonger. This isn't sarin or plutonium we are talking about.



I think the fact keep trying to insult me to make your point says it all. If you were really comfortable with what you were doing, you wouldn't feel the need. Good day to you too.
MSK.1 h, 43 m ago

Please don't 'high five' me. I find the way you are taking this so …Please don't 'high five' me. I find the way you are taking this so frivolously quite sickening.You now you will admit, if you do not have a large number of cats to treat, it cannot be stored? So there is no saving at all.Again, it is not scaremongering to use a powerful medication properly. Your making up your own dosages and on smaller cats than Maine Coons (your cats are about as big and forgiving as they come), this would be even more dangerous. Your advice is not fit for general consumption.

chill winston!
I think there is a lot of scare mongering when it comes to these treatments. Yes there are accounts where dogs have had some serious negative side effects to these treatments. That being said, these things are far from accurately measured.
I use advocate which is a prescription only treatment. My pug is classed as a large dog for these treatments. Large dog measurements range from 10-25kg.....that's a huge scale to worry about going a mil or so over or under if measuring.
almo

lol lol chill winston!I think there is a lot of scare mongering when it … lol lol chill winston!I think there is a lot of scare mongering when it comes to these treatments. Yes there are accounts where dogs have had some serious negative side effects to these treatments. That being said, these things are far from accurately measured. I use advocate which is a prescription only treatment. My pug is classed as a large dog for these treatments. Large dog measurements range from 10-25kg.....that's a huge scale to worry about going a mil or so over or under if measuring.



We were talking about cat's not dogs. They're much smaller animals with different anatomy. Good day to you also.
MSK.2 h, 17 m ago

We were talking about cat's not dogs. They're much smaller animals with …We were talking about cat's not dogs. They're much smaller animals with different anatomy. Good day to you also.



FWIW 'we' are talking about both AND the OP is talking about both - and Rabbits
MSK.

It is directed to you. I didn't expect to change your mind, but I did … It is directed to you. I didn't expect to change your mind, but I did want to make it clear to anyone else reading this how idiotic this idea is and why. It isn't scaremongering to use such a powerful medication properly.I don't know why anyone who cares enough about their pet to flea treat it, would take such a risk for such a small monetary saving. Imagine how you would feel if something went wrong. Deaths from flea treatments are not as uncommon as you might think.Yes, is more 'idiot proof', for good reason. They are already noxious chemicals, without further adding to the risk of using them.



It's such a good job they don't allow people to buy entire bottles of bleach, instead making them buy single shot packs every time they need to clean the toilet.

Most people are capable of maths & can read ingredients on boxes, this is just common bloody sense.

Similarly to buying a large bottle of nicotine to make your e-liquid instead of a pre-made one to save money, you just do the math & treat potentially dangerous substances with the respect they deserve.

As we're on a money saving oriented site, & what he's suggesting isn't actually dangerous provided you have the slightest modicum of common sense & can save a LOT of money long term, I think your reaction is way OTT.
Edited by: "FoxForce5" 31st Jul 2017
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