|Barked: Thu Aug 7, '08 6:51am PST |
|Frontline Plus quit working here in Texas where we live. We don't dare use any chemicals on Pokie whatsoever with his epilepsy. We used Frontline on Gizmo and had marginal success, and he had pretty bad flea allergies. :-( The cats get it also, but it doesn't last anywhere near a month. Tried it on our new boy, Jasper, and it caused him to have spasming on his neck and skin irritation, and so he promptly was bathed with Dawn. It's like tossing $15 a pop down the drain. As a last resort, I bought a single dose of Comfortis for Jasper. He is right at 20 lbs., so I got the "Up to 20 lbs" dose as opposed to the next larger, and it DOES kill fleas which in turn seems to have dramatically decreased the flea population in general, and especially indoors where I do battle regularly. Best of all, he's not itching and scratching and all red and torn up from the allergies. Only concern is a bit of a decreased appetite, but then again, we've had record breaking heat, so who knows how much that has to do with the weather? I haven't decided whether to use it regularly yet because he's only had it a couple of weeks, so we're waiting to see how long the effect lasts and whether he has any backlash from its use. Good luck everyone. It's gonna be a long, long summer.
Pokie & Jasper's mom
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