Just like the next person I love a bargain so with this product being made by Vetoquinol I thought sure lets give it a go! You know the saying you get what you pay for? Well with this product unfortunately the saying is true. I have found five fleas on my dog and a few on my cats - " It takes 48 hours to work and then the fleas will be slowing down and dying they are the ones your seeing." It's been a week since application and as to slowing down these are the Linford Christie of fleas and they were going for gold on my dogs stomach. I am sceptical of reviews on products for flea treatments. Having worked in veterinary practice for over 10 years I have put my animals under more risk of becoming infested with all the flea ridden creatures that passed through the doors on a daily basis(not to mention the 20+ stray cats we cared for as an overflow for the local RSPCA). I did the flea clinics for our clients and gave out all the advice, I know not to bath my dog before treatment, I know to treat the house and the house of anyone I visit regularly (and the car)to stop the eggs hatching out and I know to reapply on a monthly basis for at least three months following an infestation. Having lived on site for 7 years I used Frontline Spot-On, Staykill or RIP Flea and never have I had a problem with fleas. I am allergic to the saliva they inject so if there are fleas about I usually get bitten also - this is what causes your pets to scratch - but only if they are allergic, animals that are not allergic to the numbing saliva of the flea will not scratch. I have now left practice and have a bigger infestation than ever before. I just placed an order for Frontline and RIP Flea which is cheaper than most others and comes in a bigger can - go figure! I won't make this mistake again - I never bother to leave a review due to lack of time but I felt I needed to inform other people thinking of buying this product that it has performed below par. Pretty disappointed in this product - obviously this is in no way the fault of VetUK who I think are ace and compared to everyone else provide products at a reasonable price.
Excellent product no complaints worth a buy whilst been on special offer.
This has the same active ingredient and dosage as basic Frontline and similar products: Fipronil. However as some have been noticing with basic Frontline, it isn't working as well as it used to. I used this on my two cats 3 weeks ago and the equivalent on my dog, after 24hrs I could only find dead and near dead fleas on my animals, which was great. However as of today I have found fleas on both of my pets that I inspected (7 alone on one cat after looking for 15mins before she got annoyed.) I don't think this is a problem solely attributed to Flevox products but more with all Fipronil based treatments. It seems that in some areas fleas are becoming immune to it. However if basic Frontline and similar are still working for you then this should also and its way cheaper.
Ms B Maki
Works as well as the leading brand, and a great bargain from VetUK!
This product is just as effective as the market leaders - Frontline and Effipro. It contains exactly the same ingredient - Fiprinol and the same dosage. It's just far cheaper which is brilliant! To answer the other comments about it not killing fleas, it may be that you have an infestation and you need to treat the environment as well as your cat. Also it will not stop fleas or ticks from jumping onto your cat but it will kill fleas within a couple of days and ticks take a while longer. I have many rescue cats, my outdoor cats get ticks but they die within a few days and fall off and I don't have a problem with fleas, as long as I make sure they are treated every 4-5 weeks. Great to find an effective product at a cheaper price.
I've used this product on numerous occasions and found it was good at getting rid of fleas. My cats don't get ticks and have never seen any on them but if it works for the biting little critters it will work for them!