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a good alternative This is a great alternative when you have scaredy-cats who don't like to be handled. It is also fabulous for those cats who are sensitive to topical solutions. And my favorite --- no greasy, filthy, necks on my sweet kitties! 05/12/2011
I bought this oral suspension for $89.00 and it did NOT work. That is a lot of money to spend on nothing! 12/11/2012
great my fluffy has allergys to fleas and bugs and has dry skin this has worked great to keep them off him. he takes it with no problems by the mouth like a treat almost. 11/14/2012
Program Oral Suspension Trixie's was about 5 weeks old, when his mother left him at our door. Although Trixie has only been an inside cat, so we wanted to be sure he was protected from fleas. At about 6 months old we introduced him to Program Oral Suspension. He only eats dry cat food, NO table food. After 7 years and a move from Penna. to Georgia, he looks forward to his special treat 3 oz can of turkey. salmon, chicken or tuna mixed with his Program Oral Suspension every month. NEVER had a flea and all I have had to do was snip off the end of the premeasured dose packet. He is now a healthy, spoiled member of our family that weighs 20 poounds. 09/16/2012
Have had pretty good effect Becca is a recue cat, and to add to a flea problem. She was pregnant she was very thin you would not think she was pregnant(the only good thing out of it she only had 2 kittens) And they got the fleas off mom terrible! I did find a home for brother & sister with the same person. They were so close the guy took the male 2 days after he took the girl, he said she was so unhappy crying didn't eat. Now he said both are so happy. I've used Capstar & Program liquid,luckily she eats the food with the liq. on it and the pill I give with a treat. She's not an easy one to handle since she was outdoors for a while and the person I took her from said she saw her being hit w/ a broom to get her out of the basement she was staying in. It's been a rough road with her, has gotten better but still needs more work. She's beautiful too dark grey,green eyes,(Russian Blue)Got her spayed &have used 3 cans of flea spray in Apt. It's much Better! 09/09/2012
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Got fleas on my cat last mont and went to the vet and got revolution for the cat. Am dosing the cat each month and the vet also gave me program for the cat. I am giving my cat both products but am concerned that the two drugs may not be effective if they are both circulating in my cat's bloodstream. Should I switch to a topical that stays on my cat's skin like advantage II? Also, my cat is still scratching after 2 months of the revolution & program combo, is it working?
Answer:¬†Yes it is ok to use this with Revolution. When it comes to flea medications the flea is only going to die once it bites so the irritation of the bite could be what is causing the scratching. We would always suggest to treat the common areas with a flea bomb or spray the yard. Or contact your vet and see if they could suggest something other then Revolution.
I see that Program and Capstar go hand in hand for flea prevention, but I've also noticed that a lot of people are saying that these are only temporary treatments. What else can I use with these two products for a more long term or preferably permanent solution to my cat's flea problem without harming her. I was looking at spot on treatments such as Frontline or Advantage and was also considering taking her to get a flea dip.
Answer:¬†Capstar is a temporary solution to your pet's flea problem since it only stays in the system for 24 hours and Program only kills the flea eggs for 30 days. Frontline Plus & Flea3X treats both fleas and ticks while Advantage II treats fleas only. Flea dips should not be given to cats because they have the natural urge to clean themselves and with a flea dip the pet must air dry.
One of my 3 cats stopped eating and drinking for three days after taking this. The other two were fine. Where can I find a list of side effects? Is this reaction uncommon?
Answer:¬†This is a common side affect with any flea control. But, some may handle better than others. There is a chance he may not be able to tolorate this certain kind at all. If this persist for more than 2 days, you should call your vet
Answer:¬†No, this can cause him or her to vommit and there is a chamce it can harm him just as your meds tell you to take with food.I stongly suggest you do not do this unless you are ready to bring him or her in to the vet immed.this can be harmful
Answer:¬†Have you tried mixing the PROGRAM with about half a jar of Meat Chicken or Beef baby food (the kind in the little jars for babies)? You might give it a try. I've done this for years and it works with all 3 of our cats.
Answer:¬†HAHAH- I thought of that too, but the directions say take with food. Similar to some of our people meds. They might get an upset belly if you directly dose them with it.
I would send it back to petmeds and they will refund your money. Thats what I had to do with mine. The kittens would eat with food, but the senior cats knew better.
They do make a Program pill- you could try hiding it in a hotdog or pill pocket or just stick it to the back of the troat... thats what I do.
Hope it helps!
We have 3 cats. 2 have no problem but the third often itches one spot until it bleeds after each Program dose she receives. Usually areas like the neck, in front of the ear, or along the ridge of her cheek. And only ONE spot each time.
Answer:¬†A sm amount of benadryl can be given but it sounds as tho this cat may be allergic.You may want to try another method..but wait 1 month
Answer:¬†I've got 7, so I know what you mean...
Occasionally mine will do the same. If you have any on your hands and you touch them, they might be having a slight reaction with it.
The other option is, you might try to cut back on it just a little. Maybe its a little too much for their system. (its kind of like 500mg of IBU might be fine for you, but might not work well, or be too much for me...similar to the animal meds.)
Hope it helps! :)
Answer:¬†Hi, great question. I'm sorry to hear that your cat has such a bad reaction. We would advise discontinuing using Program for that cat. You may get better results for your cat from Advantage II: http://www.1800petmeds.com/Advantage+II+-prod10433.html
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