Here's the vet's explanation (see the post below if you have no idea what I'm talking about):
1. There is a $12.00 "dosage fee" on all medications. Oh, please.
2. The extra cost for the Frontline is to pay for the vet's support if there's a problem. (Come ON.) Also, they buy their Frontline directly from the company, so you know you're not getting diluted product from China or something.
3. Animals metabolize medications much differently than people; thus, cats need a dose of benadryl equivalent to what you'd give a kid.
4. She hemmed and hawed over this one, but bottom line seems to be that the office gets paid to pimp for Frontline.
Sometimes I think I should find a new vet, but these guys were so good with Rocky I hate to give up on them.
The Runt continues to hold his own, with no new welts and much less digging, so we're going to wait and see if improvement continues. And now I'm getting the shit bit out of ME, so I think whatever was bothering him has transferred hosts. Excuse me while I go scratch ....
Oh, and Katie, the dishcloths are GORGEOUS! Thank you so much!