Unknown All Black, Fluffy, age
My cat has a really bad reaction to Frontline. For a couple hours after a dose he will lay in the dark and breathe very rapid and heavy. I switched to Advantage and now he has hair loss, but no apparent irritation. What can I do?
Our Vet Says:
If you apply the whole product in
the same place, it is possible for hair loss. One of the side effects is hair loss
but is not very often. Try to apply the product in different places down his
back. If the problems do not get better, then change the product. Another
option of a topical product is Revolution or Advantage Multi, both are
prescription products. If you don’t have very bad problems with fleas I
recommend using Capstar. See some information for the product below:
Capstar can be used any time as and when you see fleas on your pet but no more
than one treatment per day.
Capstar is indicated for the
treatment of fleas on dogs and cats.
Dosage and administration
Capstar tablets are administered
orally at a minimum recommended dose of 1mg/2.2lbs
Capstar tablets should be given
orally, either directly into the mouth or mixed into a small portion of food
and given immediately. Administer on any day when fleas are seen on the
animal. No more than one treatment should be given per day.
Special precautions for use
Do not use on animals less than 4
weeks old or weighing less than 2.2lbs
Effects on fleas may be seen as
soon as 15 minutes after administration. Between 95% and 100% efficiency is
observed within the first 6 hours and 100% efficiency is reached within 24
To help prevent re-infestation,
the additional use of a suitable treatment to control immature stages of the
flea life cycle in the environment is recommended.
Nitenpyram is neither embryotoxic nor
teratogenic. It can be given to animals at all stages of pregnancy or
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