Fiprospot flea and tick treatment, large dog x6 treatments £7.05 delivered @ vetmedic. Same ingredients as Frontline. Other size dogs and cats packs also available.
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Fiprospot flea and tick treatment, large dog x6 treatments £7.05 delivered @ vetmedic. Same ingredients as Frontline. Other size dogs and cats packs also available.

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Found 1st Mar 2014
Dog and cat flea and tick treatments are expensive but vet medic have bargain prices on fiprospot (same active ingredients as Frontline).

They are short dated (mostly 30/04/2014, some 30/08/2014) but if you have a couple of dogs and cats, or aren't worried about using them a month or so out of date (there's leeway in the dates anyway) then pick up a bargain!!!

Usually £20+!

The packs available include;
Large dog (20kgs - 40kgs) x6 treatments £7.05 delivered
Extra large dog (40kgs - 60kgs) x6 treatments £7.80 delivered
Small dog (also for cats) 2kgs - 10kgs x6 treatments £6.40 delivered.

Also some 3x treatment packs available.

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Original Poster

I was researching the best dog flea treatment when I came across this deal.
I have been using advantage but it doesn't seem to be working very well at the moment, I think the fleas have become immune!
Because frontline, effipro, fiprospot and eliminall are all based on the other de-flea treatment fiprinil they are all similar and because the strength of fipronil is the same they should be equally as efficient.
I decided to choose fiprospot after reading the reviews online and was thrilled with this bargain price!

Original Poster

And I can confirm that the ingredients in the cat product is exactly the same as the small dog 2kgs - 10kgs product.
There is 0.5mls of fipronil in the cat one and 0.67mls in the small dog one so you can work that out yourself...if you have a fat cat then there no harm in using the whole thing, if you have a skinny cat leave a few drops in the pippette!
It's basically the same but repackaged.

Reviews here: amazon.co.uk/Fip…pot

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If you have lots of dogs or cats you want to treat then you can get the best value by buying the extra large dog product.
Then buy one of these syringes
5mls syringe http://www.amazon.co.uk/Syringe-5ml-Pack-of-2/dp/B004BF4HUY/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1393645623&sr=8-13&keywords=Syringe
1mls syringe http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shesto-Pack-1ml-Syringes/dp/B001JJRS2O/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1393649155&sr=8-4&keywords=Syringe

and then work out the amount you need according to the size of the animal and dose it accordingly.
Put the pippette contents into a spoon and suck up the contents with the syringe. Dose on the back of the neck as you usually would.
It's just a spot-on treatment, there's no harm to your pet doing this. They get the exact dose and it saves you money.

Extra large dog contains 4.02mls
Large dog contains 2.68mls
Medium dog contains 1.24mls
Small dog contains 0.67mls
Cat contains 0.5mls

So...
If you have 8 cats then use one extra large dog pippette and buy the 1ml syringes and give them 0.5mls each.
If you have three medium dogs then use one extra large dog pippette and buy the 5mls or 3mls syringes and give them 1.24mls each.
If you have a large dog and a cat...etc etc, work it out using doses above!!

Simple!

Thanks

bargain heat added
I use advantage on my 18 month old pedigree black lab
4 for £10 off the net works for me
I flea her and worm her and shower her every three months
siya xxxxxxxxxxxx

Good deal. My rottweiler was prescribed advocate but it's so expensive I may try this.

Beware of using dog products on cats, and vice versa (I note somebody on here seemed to be suggesting it was ok - maybe it is for this product, but certainly not for ALL treatments).

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Dammit! Wrong link and the crappy Android app won't let me edit it.

Here's the correct link.

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sickly sweet....I have found exactly the same with the advantage, I used to use advocate until it poisoned and nearly killed my dog so I'll give this a go. Thanks op!

Good find SS and thank you for all the info, heat added

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Wumpus

Beware of using dog products on cats, and vice versa (I note somebody on … Beware of using dog products on cats, and vice versa (I note somebody on here seemed to be suggesting it was ok - maybe it is for this product, but certainly not for ALL treatments).http://www.viralforest.com/3d-printed-sugar/


Wumpus

Dammit! Wrong link and the crappy Android app won't let me edit … Dammit! Wrong link and the crappy Android app won't let me edit it.Here's the correct link.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7088397.stm



Worth knowing that permethrin is dangerous for cats but fiprospot doesn't contain it.
The only active ingredient is fipronil, information confirmed here http://www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/ProductInformationDatabase/Default.aspx

Permethrin is used more for lice and mites.

Fiprospot doesn't contain it and the dog version is safe for cats.

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lizmacfarlane946

sickly sweet....I have found exactly the same with the advantage, I used … sickly sweet....I have found exactly the same with the advantage, I used to use advocate until it poisoned and nearly killed my dog so I'll give this a go. Thanks op!



I'm hoping that if I alternate between the fipronil based treatments and advocate, which uses another drug, that I may be able to avoid resistance. Wishful thinking probably but I'm giving it a go!
I tend to use treatment as a preventative rather than cure.
Drontal or droncit worming treatments are the exact same product that you buy at the vets but half the price online.
Always look at animalmedic and vetmeds.

Oh, and fiprospot is also sold through vet practices so it's up there with frontline and advocate for quality.

Good find. Don't use this on rabbits.

If you're replacing Advocate don't forget you'll need a conventional wormer too.

Keep an eye out while using, there are anecdotal reports of resistance to fipronil and you may need to use a house spray to deal with infestations (this is a key difference between this and frontline combo, which is the version of frontline your vet would probably prescribe and has extra efficacy against flea eggs and juvenile stages).

Thanks sickly sweet, got some for my cat, I'm happy but not sure he will be as he hates it

Perfect timing! Our vet's told us that our moggie has "rabbit fleas" on her ears owing to her going down rabbit holes, so this will be perfect. Thanks OP!

Good find if you have a few dogs but the short date code means you would only get one dose on the dog before it expired.

Our 2 dogs needed doing next week so perfect timing. Many thanks

Many thanks op.
Is the treatment less effective if using a month or two after the best before date?

brisbrom

Good find if you have a few dogs but the short date code means you would … Good find if you have a few dogs but the short date code means you would only get one dose on the dog before it expired.



The small dose packs are dated through 31 August though, so perfectly within date on those.

Thanks for the great find, I will give it a try as my 2 dogs are due flea treatment. I ordered a 3 pack of XL - which with the syringe method will be enough for the 30kg greyhound and the 14 kg whippet three times. I don't think the date running out will stop them working overnight, but didn't want to risk the 6 pack just in case!

Pity the worming tablets I bough to go with them are still so expensive, I need 4.5 for each treatment for them both.

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johnbonone

Many thanks op.Is the treatment less effective if using a month or two … Many thanks op.Is the treatment less effective if using a month or two after the best before date?



To be honest I doubt it. I'm sure they put some leeway into the dates but the thing is that they're sealed so I can't imagine any issues. If you aren't sure then don't do it.

I'll be using it again in april, it's not like in the 24hours between the 30th march and the 1st April it suddenly stops working.

Also, some of the products are dated August, it says on the website which products have which dates.

I'm sharing my pack of 6 with my sister's dogs.

Oh, and if you had some left in the pack after using them on your own dogs and you don't want to use them past the date then I'm sure the Dogs Protection or PDSA would love the spares!!

sickly sweet

To be honest I doubt it. I'm sure they put some leeway into the dates but … To be honest I doubt it. I'm sure they put some leeway into the dates but the thing is that they're sealed so I can't imagine any issues. If you aren't sure then don't do it. I'll be using it again in april, it's not like in the 24hours between the 30th march and the 1st April it suddenly stops working. Also, some of the products are dated August, it says on the website which products have which dates. I'm sharing my pack of 6 with my sister's dogs. Oh, and if you had some left in the pack after using them on your own dogs and you don't want to use them past the date then I'm sure the Dogs Protection or PDSA would love the spares!!



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bnxc

Thanks for the great find, I will give it a try as my 2 dogs are due flea … Thanks for the great find, I will give it a try as my 2 dogs are due flea treatment. I ordered a 3 pack of XL - which with the syringe method will be enough for the 30kg greyhound and the 14 kg whippet three times. I don't think the date running out will stop them working overnight, but didn't want to risk the 6 pack just in case!Pity the worming tablets I bough to go with them are still so expensive, I need 4.5 for each treatment for them both.



I have always used Drontal or droncit worming but recently tried another called plerion which is just fantastic. Better than drontal and she ate them up like they were treats! Might be worth looking them up.

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deeky

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Has the postie not arrived?!
If your postie looks a bit fatter than usual then maybe he knew what was inside and nicked it?! X)

Cheers sickly sweet, got 2 packs of 2-10kg with the August expiry date. This type of product is sooooo bloody expensive normally.

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bnxc

Thanks for the great find, I will give it a try as my 2 dogs are due flea … Thanks for the great find, I will give it a try as my 2 dogs are due flea treatment. I ordered a 3 pack of XL - which with the syringe method will be enough for the 30kg greyhound and the 14 kg whippet three times. I don't think the date running out will stop them working overnight, but didn't want to risk the 6 pack just in case!Pity the worming tablets I bough to go with them are still so expensive, I need 4.5 for each treatment for them both.



In going to give dolpac a go, the large dog tablets are one tablet per 25kgs and they're £2.50 delivered.
Great reviews online, the only negative ones seem to be people who didn't read that you need more than one tablet for dogs over 25kgs.
http://www.animeddirect.co.uk/dolpac-worming-tablets-for-dogs-priced-per-tablet-large-dog.html

I like to alternate things every now and again to avoid immunity to the drugs. Probably won't make any difference but makes me feel like I'm trying my best for her!

Thanks, voted HOT!! Just what I need for my Rottie!

Short date, but hot if you know you'll use them within the expiration date. I have 3 cats so just went for a few packs (6 pipettes 2-10kg) and my cats are due their treatment so will try these out. Frontline and Advocate don't have much affect so I guess I will need to find something better in the future as the fleas have become immune.
Edited by: "Majnu" 1st Mar 2014

I am amazed at this post- actually, the prices of the treatments.

To treat a person in Africa with Praziquantel (main active ingredient of the worming tablets) is 4p per tablet. The active ingredient sells at $80-90/kilo (depending on quality). It's no wonder that the pharmaceutical companies can give tens of millions of the tablets away as they are making all of their money from pet owners.

I'm also amazed that you can get the pets to take it as it tastes disgusting.

Good Price.


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wpj

To treat a person in Africa with Praziquantel (main active ingredient of … To treat a person in Africa with Praziquantel (main active ingredient of the worming tablets) is 4p per tablet. The active ingredient sells at $80-90/kilo (depending on quality)... I'm also amazed that you can get the pets to take it as it tastes disgusting.



Not sure what your point is as this deal is about ectoparasite treatment. Also, praziquantel is only really effective against tapeworm and some other flatworms. Pet formulations will include something like milebycin oxime (Milbemax) or pyrantel pamoate (Drontal) for a more broad spectrum effect.

While I don't wish to defend big pharma too much, someone has to put the leg work in to determine optimal compounds, concentration and safety, which do not necessarily translate across species; for example, you or I (or your horse for that matter) might take Ivermectin to eradicate roundworm but if you gave it to your collie you could kill it. In return they get a short term monopoly on that product and when it eventually becomes a generic drug it is available more cheaply, as with the fipronil in this deal.

Any pet owner will tell you dosing can be an art in itself, although some preparations come in the form of beefy treats - maybe they should try that for humans too

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wpj

I am amazed at this post- actually, the prices of the treatments. To … I am amazed at this post- actually, the prices of the treatments. To treat a person in Africa with Praziquantel (main active ingredient of the worming tablets) is 4p per tablet. The active ingredient sells at $80-90/kilo (depending on quality). It's no wonder that the pharmaceutical companies can give tens of millions of the tablets away as they are making all of their money from pet owners. I'm also amazed that you can get the pets to take it as it tastes disgusting.




It's a spot-on treatment.
You pop it on the back of the let's neck so they don't have to taste it. In fact the bitter taste means that if they try and lick it they find it to unpalatable to do so.

If you buy this exact product at the vets it's about £40.
If you buy the prescription only one it's about £50
Online this product is usually about £20.
So this deal is relatively an absolute bargain!

sickly sweet

[quote=wpj]If you buy this exact product at the vets it's about £40. If … [quote=wpj]If you buy this exact product at the vets it's about £40. If you buy the prescription only one it's about £50 Online this product is usually about £20. So this deal is relatively an absolute bargain!



As that seems a bit high, just by way of an actual price comparison: Our local vet (Staffs) charges £6.85 for a prescription-only frontline combo large dog (they don't bother to stock regular fipronil anymore), or £37.39 for a box of 6. That is quite competitive with the likes of vetuk.co.uk, where it's currently £36.53. Advocate is a tiny bit more expensive but then you don't need to buy the wormer too. Horses for courses.






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mantavani

As that seems a bit high, just by way of an actual price comparison: Our … As that seems a bit high, just by way of an actual price comparison: Our local vet (Staffs) charges £6.85 for a prescription-only frontline combo large dog (they don't bother to stock regular fipronil anymore), or £37.39 for a box of 6. That is quite competitive with the likes of vetuk.co.uk, where it's currently £36.53. Advocate is a tiny bit more expensive but then you don't need to buy the wormer too. Horses for courses.



My vet was charging £49.95 for the 6 large dog frontline combo pipettes.
Or if I wanted a prescription to buy it elsewhere they charge £15 + vat for the prescription alone!

Every time we go to the vet we see a different person, I'm tempted to look into moving vet practices but I don't know of any which are much better locally to me. Most people I know with pets use the one we use.

My dogs are arounf 2kg in weight each, what would be the best one for mine...

They sell syringes for 20p too.

Also, the small dogs are food till August, others are too.
Edited by: "mymymy" 2nd Mar 2014

sickly sweet

Or if I wanted a prescription to buy it elsewhere they charge £15 + vat … Or if I wanted a prescription to buy it elsewhere they charge £15 + vat for the prescription alone!Every time we go to the vet we see a different person, I'm tempted to look into moving vet practices but I don't know of any which are much better locally to me. Most people I know with pets use the one we use.



TBF the prescription charge itself isn't excessively high. I would be having a word with the practice manager (it doesn't sound likely that the vet you're seeing will be involved with setting prices) over the drug cost though, and consider changing to Advocate or similar if they wouldn't budge. Arm yourself by phoning around some other practices in your area and getting prices from them. If you are otherwise happy with the quality of treatment you get there though, I'd stay (just remember who you're going to be calling at 3AM when your dog is collapsed...). Otherwise you can find all your local vets on the RCVS web site, look for the accredited practices. Personally I set a lot of store by practices that still do their own out of hours work, rather than farming it out.

Although this seems a legitimate deal with a genuine reason for the price (short dated stock), one other thing I'd bear in mind with any pharmaceutical bought online is counterfeiting - in which case you may as well be spraying your dog with water (and might very well be!). If it's too good to be true it probably is :P fake Fipronil has been an issue in the past.
Edited by: "mantavani" 2nd Mar 2014

Wonderful, just read up on all this... got 5 cats (I know, I know..) so it's a good point that the "large dog" set can be used for all of them if just adding a bit

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