I know Krista is 'squirmy', but I part Feeby's hair with the flea comb and have the Adv II ready to go. Then, I wait maybe 30 seconds, and gently 'smush' the hair back together, covering the part.Speaking of splitting hairs, I don’t think I got enough of Krista’s Adv 2 down to the skin. I was reading that some of that riding on her fur will rub off in her environment so all is not lost. I just wonder how much really made it to the sebaceous glands where it needs to be to provide a full month’s protection.
She had what she’s had today. I’ll keep working the Adv 2 spray where I think it’s needed. Tomorrow we do another clean. Vacuum and laundry. Next week she goes to the vet to do some re-tests from last month and check for anemia or any other deterioration from the fleas. Probably also get her a B12 shot because I’m out of needles and they’re better at this than me. I bring my bottle of b12 and they don’t charge me for it. I guess we’ll use Capstar and other measures until next month. First of the month is good for me.I know Krista is 'squirmy', but I part Feeby's hair with the flea comb and have the Adv II ready to go. Then, I wait maybe 30 seconds, and gently 'smush' the hair back together, covering the part.
So, what is your plan in terms of the time line?
How’s that quote go?but I part Feeby's hair with the flea comb and have the Adv II ready to go. Then, I wait maybe 30 seconds, and gently 'smush' the hair back together, covering the part.
I used 4 different flea treatments this year, Advantage being one of them, and none was effective for fleas for a full 30 days. The ones that don't get transfered into the blood last shorter IME. (I'm actually curious if it's because they manage to lick it off from their skin when they groom themselves but couldn't find an answer.)Deciding when to put the next round of Adv II on her - the first one was 8/6. It's been so long since I have used this stuff - so, does once a month mean every 30 days, or 4 weeks?? I know, I am probably 'splitting hairs'.
Good theory. Most sebaceous gland topicals claim to be water-proof, but who knows for sure. I would imagine - as my vet said - they are less effective than those that enter the bloodstream, but frankly I am OK with that.The ones that don't get transfered into the blood last shorter IME. (I'm actually curious if it's because they manage to lick it off from their skin when they groom themselves but couldn't find an answer.)
Thanks. I think I will go the 28 days route at least for now.If a product says "monthly" and not specifically warn "30 days", it should be safe to reapply after 28 days with February in mind.
Good luck with ure kitty n im so sorry about ure BILFeeby, or as I am currently calling her "Coffee table Mabel", went to bed with me a couple of nights ago - so only once in the past week. She did, however, for maybe the second time since all of this 'stuff' with the fleas and whatnot started back in July, hang out on the foot part of my recliner - what used to be her old nightly routine before bed time.
This morning when I got up she was off the table and on the floor with one of the fabric ribbons she will sometimes play with. She was also outside on her beloved patio on one of her perches for a bit earlier today. Now, she is laying on the floor by me while I am on the computer. So, little by little, we might see more of the top of the coffee table without her body sprawled all over it!
Not sure if it was just a fluke - or another round in a series of unexplained events - but, she threw up sometime last evening on her way to the litter box. I can count the number of times on one hand that she has thrown up that much in her whole life. I am guilty of having given her some shrimp from our dinner last night (yep, it came up with some liquid from digested canned food), but she has had it before - so?? I also gave her some of the canned RC SO yesterday - first time since the loose stool incident when she had that food, exclusively, for 4 days in a row. So, who knows.
She has since eaten some dry food (very little) and some C/D canned, not to mention I gave her a piece of low sodium deli turkey a bit ago - a favorite of hers. So far, no more throwing up.
My BIL passed away Monday night, so I will be gone over the weekend and counting on my husband to take care of all her needs while I am gone - no offense but !