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Silver Streak
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From:Long Beach, CA
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posted 03-10-2004 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Streak     Edit/Delete Message
I have a problem with my kitty scratching the back/top of her head after I apply the advantage flea control. Then she licks her paw clean, therefore ingesting the Advantage. In addition, our older cat likes to clean her (which is actually the cutest thing) and he licks off her head clean. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how we can prevent them from doing this. THey seem to be just fine but I am sure that it is not good to be ingesting this chemical. THanks!

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nern

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posted 03-10-2004 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Once your cats get a taste of the Advantage do they continue to lick it? One of mine licked a bit of Advantage off and immediately began drooling profusely...she did not continue to lick it after that. Advantage is supposed to be very bitter tasting so that cats won't attempt to lick it off but maybe this taste is not effective on all cats?

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winnie
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posted 03-10-2004 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for winnie     Edit/Delete Message
I put my kittens frontline on inbetween thier shoulder blades, close the the back of the neck, they cant seem to get it there. One of my kittens bathes the other one to, but I just try to play with them for a while to keep them occupied.

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Aris
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posted 03-10-2004 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aris     Edit/Delete Message
This is a very valid question, and even though I'm not treating my cats with Advantage, curiosity got the better of me, and I did some online searches.

I first went onto the Advantage website ( http://www.nofleas.com/ ) onto their f&q section, but other than the fact about them salivating after consumption, as mentioned above, I couldn't find anything else.

The Humane Society actually recommends Advantage other than other over-the-counter remedies as well, but, again, nothing to answer your question.( http://www.hsus.org/ace/11795 )

Basically, I would make a phone call to your vet and ask him/her this question. Then, maybe, you could tell us what they say?

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Silver Streak
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posted 03-10-2004 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Streak     Edit/Delete Message
Nern - she actually seems to like it and I observed no drooling from both cats. They are both tabby cats.

Winnie - this is a great idea, i will definitely try it next month.

Aris- thanks for all the info and research! I will call the vet and update you on what they say. You should consider using Advantage, it really works. I get them online from a company based in Australia and they are A LOT cheaper (www.petshed.com). Someone told me that the formulation of the product is different in every country therefore the strength may not be the same. SO, I did the research. Bayer (who produces Advantage) has separate websites for the US and Australia, they both have a product content listing and they are EXACTLY alike and besides they are manufactured in Germany! Hope this helps!

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Silver Streak
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posted 03-10-2004 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Streak     Edit/Delete Message
By the way, thanks also to nern and winnie!

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