Friday, October 08, 2010

Public Service Announcement

If you're wondering where Freaky Friday is


ANYWAY, scroll down for Freaky Friday. But first, here is today's PSA.

The cats had to go to the vet's last night, for annual check-ups and shots and, in the case of The Runt, discussion regarding his allergies.

As far as flea medications, The Runt is on Advantage and Little Girl is on Frontline Plus. (long story.) And last night, The Runt was flea-free. Little Girl? Had fleas. And flea "dirt", i.e., "poop", meaning that the fleas were not ones she just picked up in the waiting room.

Bottom line: Frontline does not work.

I don't know if they changed the formula, or if fleas are becoming immune to the active ingredient, but Frontline is no longer effective for fleas on cats.

My vet agreed, adding that she no longer recommends Frontline. She used to, because it also protects against ticks which Advantage does not do, but it's now useless against fleas.

Just so you know!


Anonymous said...

good to know. my cat are on frontline but flea-free. will have to ask vets opinion.

Heather said...

I did not know that. Thanks for passing on that info!

rockygrace said...

anonymous, hmmm, maybe Frontline works on some cats but not others?

and Heather, you're welcome!