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    Found a tick on our tabby house cat last night.
    Should have taken a pic but was so disgusted I flushed it down the loo in a moment of irrational vengeance.
    In the off chance anyone have advice on treatment for adult cats, what topical dupa would you recommend?
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    If you found one look there might be more. If only the one I wouldn't worry but if you want to take precautionary measures get advocate for cats and put on as directed. The cat will try and get rid of the stuff so best would be to put on a elizabeth collar for a day or 2.
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    Spot On or Frontline, you can get it from your local Vet.
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    Hi Rustie,

    We use Frontline on our two cats. One is constantly in the fynbos and came very close to dying from tick fever last year, so I'm especially paranoid. I don't like using poison and chemicals, however after Marley's close call we use it every month and it does keep the ticks off. We also flea comb them every day. The Frontline seems to work for about the first week for fleas, but after that, not so well.

    Good luck with keeping the ticks off. Perhaps someone will post a natural way that works.

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    Thanks for the replies, will have a look at all of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone Accessories View Post
    Hi Rustie,

    We use Frontline on our two cats. One is constantly in the fynbos and came very close to dying from tick fever last year, so I'm especially paranoid. I don't like using poison and chemicals, however after Marley's close call we use it every month and it does keep the ticks off. We also flea comb them every day. The Frontline seems to work for about the first week for fleas, but after that, not so well.

    Good luck with keeping the ticks off. Perhaps someone will post a natural way that works.

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    Debbie is Frontline the only one you get for cats?

    We found that it only worked for a week or so for our dogs, so switched to Revolution and that seems to do the trick
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    Seresto collars are probably the best product I've used to date.

    https://www.petplus.co.za/search?typ...ntYaArRr8P8HAQ

    Not cheap but they last up to 8 months.

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    Get Capstar or similar tablets.

    One works within an hour so but lasts about a week.

    The other takes a week to take effect, but lasts a month.

    I used both types in conjunction with each other to immediately get all ticks and fleas off and keep them off. Works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    Seresto collars are probably the best product I've used to date.

    https://www.petplus.co.za/search?typ...ntYaArRr8P8HAQ

    Not cheap but they last up to 8 months.

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    can second that seresto collars are the best. not that expensive if you consider it lasts 8 months
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou07 View Post
    Debbie is Frontline the only one you get for cats?

    We found that it only worked for a week or so for our dogs, so switched to Revolution and that seems to do the trick
    Hi Lou,

    We haven't tried Revolution. I'm sure they have it for cats. Perhaps we'll check it out next time they're due. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by macjohnw View Post
    Get Capstar or similar tablets.

    One works within an hour so but lasts about a week.

    The other takes a week to take effect, but lasts a month.

    I used both types in conjunction with each other to immediately get all ticks and fleas off and keep them off. Works great.
    Hi macjohnw,

    I'm not sure if that's what we used once on our old cat Arnold (he was 19 or 20-years-old then), but he suddenly had fleas (we never used anything on him - for some reason he never used to get fleas) and the vet gave us a pill for him. We gave him the pill and within an hour or so, it was like he turned into a mad cat. His pupils were huge, he ran through the house, darting here and there like a crazy cat, then in front of us, stopped on a piece of wood that was on the floor and peed on it! Maybe because he was so old, or perhaps the fleas suddenly were running on him or biting him, we don't know, but it was scary.
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    Same happened with our cat, picked up fleas from a feral cat sleeping in our garden.
    She ran around like crazy but the Dr said to keep her outside until the pill has done its work.
    As I picked her up I could feel that she was very hot like she had a fever and suddenly the fleas just appeared between the fur and started falling off.
    I put her on my bakkie's bonnet and within a few minutes there were about 50 dead fleas laying on the bonnet.
    10 minutes later she was back to normal and no more fleas for at least a month.
    I like the quick action of that pill but it must be poisonous if it works that well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone Accessories View Post
    Hi macjohnw,

    I'm not sure if that's what we used once on our old cat Arnold (he was 19 or 20-years-old then), but he suddenly had fleas (we never used anything on him - for some reason he never used to get fleas) and the vet gave us a pill for him. We gave him the pill and within an hour or so, it was like he turned into a mad cat. His pupils were huge, he ran through the house, darting here and there like a crazy cat, then in front of us, stopped on a piece of wood that was on the floor and peed on it! Maybe because he was so old, or perhaps the fleas suddenly were running on him or biting him, we don't know, but it was scary.
    Ja, cats are funny things. There are a few of these tablets on the market, difficult to say what went wrong. Can only say that it worked well on my dogs.
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    I have a dog that guards my sheep and goats, so he literally lives, eats and sleeps in the veld.

    I've found Seresto Collar to work the best to keep him tick free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    Found a tick on our tabby house cat last night.
    Should have taken a pic but was so disgusted I flushed it down the loo in a moment of irrational vengeance.
    In the off chance anyone have advice on treatment for adult cats, what topical dupa would you recommend?
    Sis, a tick on your cat. Your cat is prostituting itself We give our dogs nexgard,perhaps there is equivalent for cats.
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