Reddit reviews: The best cat flea drops

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u/2peasInaMiniPod · 2 pointsr/Pets

I am guessing the cats are strays and not feral. Ferals are much more skittish and would not let you pet them freely, as you've mentioned.

  1. Change the flea medication. There are a variety of them. Maybe try Advantage http://www.amazon.com/Bayer-Advantage-6-Month-Control-9-Pound/dp/B004QBDO0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370895244&sr=8-1&keywords=advantage

  2. I know the thought of giving them a bath is horrifying if they were strays. But this always helps. There are a lot of cat shampoos that can also help with fleas, so you don't have to use dish soap.
    Help with a bath:a) If their nails aren't clipped, clip them and you won't become a scratching post. b) Wear long sleeves and a scarf in case they do try to claw up your arms or neck c) don't dunk their faces in water, but have a bucket you can have them sit in since you don't have a tub and hold their front paws to help with the clawing. d) try a waterless shampoo. http://www.amazon.com/Veterinarians-Best-Clean-Waterless-Bath/dp/B0002AQN2M/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1370895273&sr=1-2&keywords=cat+shampoo I haven't tried these, but people that have cats that don't like water seem to think fondly of it. If none of these things appeal to you, you can always take them to a groomer

  3. Make sure you keep up with their grooming and medication application to ensure the fleas don't infest the home

    I hope some of this helps.
u/Ghyllie · 1 pointr/Pets

There were 90 reviews of it posted on Amazon, 64 were negative and only 26 were positive. Here is a link to the page with the reviews on it. The negative reviews were pretty bad.

Fortunately it sounds like the product just didn't work on your kitty, but if that's the case, you got lucky. From what has been written, this is FAR from simply a generic version of FrontLine TopSpot. The truth of the matter is, when it comes to this type of product, it is just not worth skimping on the cost to try to save a few bucks because the products that are cheap in price ALL have these issues, ranging from inefficacy to being outright toxic depending on how the cat or dog they are used on reacts to them.

u/rebtilia · 2 pointsr/catcare

I buy flea meds for my cats from amazon for less than $30. It would be the best way to get rid of the fleas. If you want it, here’s the link:


u/FooTew · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are cute and they say prime on the listing

Also irrelevant for currently but I think he may like this at some point in time.

u/ZuG · 3 pointsr/Frugal

Don't buy their flea treatment. Fucking awful (I've never seen that many 1-star amazon reviews on any other product).

Their food is fantastic, though.

u/DickScream · 3 pointsr/tulsa

I know of one solution to completely getting rid of them. I have 4 cats and even though they're indoor cats they had fleas. My wife bought "Bayer Advantage II Flea Control Treatment for Cats" from Amazon, we put it on the back of their necks, and it worked immediately getting the fleas off of them.

As far as getting rid of them (or any other similar insect, including bed bugs) in your house, diatomaceous earth is a great solution since it's a completely natural substance that contains no chemicals and isn't harmful to humans or animals. Diatomaceous earth has razor sharp edges at a microscopic level that gets into the exoskeletons of small insects like fleas and bed bugs which cuts them and dries them out... eventually killing them.

I restore furniture as a hobby and accidentally introduced bed bugs into my house. Pest control quoted us at $200 a room. I put the diatomaceous earth in one of these dusting bottles and coated my entire house. It made quite the mess from all the white powder but it worked immediately and I haven't had problems since... except occasionally cleaning up the excess dust that I sometimes find behind the furniture.

u/TheHobbitWhore · 1 pointr/Pets

Advantage II

Bayer Advantage II for Large Cats Over 9 lbs, 6 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QBDO0M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_brpZxb3DY9V85

u/Nor_Wester · 2 pointsr/Pets

My vet recommended this for a premise spray. It works and its quick. You don't have to be out of your apt for hrs. Just a light spray, come back when its dry in half an hour or so and air out the place. You can use Capstar to get them off your cat , it works in half an hour.



u/Magmagrocks · 1 pointr/confession

This stuff worked so so well. I tried everything for my cat and this is the only thing that worked. Just crush up the pills and the fleas start falling off within like 30 min!!

Capstar Fast-Acting Oral Flea Treatment for Cats, 6 Doses, 11.4 mg (2-25 lbs) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q1TKTP9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_X6tZDbVXCGXSK

u/skipsteejsprat · 2 pointsr/AskVet

First, are you sure it's not fleas? Without a flea comb, I only find fleas on about 30% of cats that are infested. They tend to groom a lot of them off and make it difficult to find live ones. Feline hyperesthesia is very rare, so let's rule out the common things first.

Thyroid problem doesn't sound likely either because 15-20 pounds sounds fat to me. Most domestic cats (even large framed ones) shouldn't weight over 10-12 pounds. Most should weigh somewhere between 8-10. Unless you have seen weight loss in him, hyperthyroid is unlikely.

So to answer your question, I would get some good flea control and see if that helps. You can use Advantage II or a Seresto collar. Do not use anything bought at Wal-Mart.

u/fancy-ketchup · 1 pointr/pics

This stuff works really well. It's cheap and has the same ingredients as Frontline. I use the same brand for my dog and I swear by it. I've done the whole treating the yard thing and bombing the house in combination with other flea drops but this shit works.

source: I live in Florida. There are LOTS of fleas in FL.

u/aerosquid · 1 pointr/YouShouldKnow

I need to figure out what exact product is causing this. I have treated my cats with Fiproguard Plus in the last month without any issues. From the Consumer Affairs page it seems like something called "Sentry PurrScriptions Plus" is the product causing sick pets. This is the stuff i got- http://www.amazon.com/Sentry-Fiproguard-6-Dose-Topical-Weights/dp/B007CRCO8U/
I'm not happy with it as it does not seem to actually work. After 2 months my 3 cats still have tons of fleas. What is the active ingrident that is causing pets to become ill? I'm pretty much freaking out right now.

u/tbarnes472 · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfPetFood

>you may want to add this to your list: a generic Advantage II



I wish I could do the generic for the dogs but there is no tick protection! Sucks!

u/belindamshort · -1 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Frontline works for my cats. If you use it consistently for three months while you keep your carpet vacuumed, you will be rid of fleas. If your animals go outside, keep using Frontline every month.

Also, if you shop at Costco, the Kirkland brand is NOT THE SAME THING even though they put it right next to Frontline in the store and we made the mistake of buying it, and it made our cats sick.

u/PhidippusCent · 1 pointr/whatsthisbug

You want Capstar https://www.amazon.com/Capstar-Fast-Acting-Oral-Treatment-Doses/dp/B07Q1TKTP9?ref_=ws_cp_db8a2e239854f176c890_p_3_t_p or some other Nitenpyram based flea killer to instantly kill the fleas. I gave this to my cat when he had fleas, and within 15 mins or so he started going crazy itching. All the fleas on him had suddenly started having seizures and tickling his fur. As he scratched all the adult fleas were falling off in spasms. I used a pill-based one, never tried the other types.

Next you need to follow it up with something long-lasting that kills the larvae and sticks around to kill new fleas. I recommend Frontline or Advantage II.

DO NOT buy Hartz flea treatment from Walmart, because it doesn't work IME. Also, when searching about it not working I found stuff about people's pets dying after using it. I don't know if there's any validity to that, but I do know it did not work at all for my cat, and that's enough of a reason not to waste money.

u/Fuckin_Hipster · 2 pointsr/Austin

Hartz almost killed my cat.

He was foaming at the within minutes of application. I washed him off, but he was in a stupor (no balance, falling over) for hours; and wasn't himself for a couple of days.

It's happened to many people, and they won't pull it off the shelves:


Amazon Reviews

Consumer Affairs

Sorry this happened to you.

Again - Hartz knows damn good and well that their product is killing animals every day.