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    flea treatment

    I took my cat to the vet today because she has a urinary tract infection. Well, she also has fleas, which shocked me, since she's an indoor only cat, doesn't scratch, and had a three month treatment of advantage when we first moved into this apartment.

    Anyway, talking to the vet, I asked "what about my guinea pigs?" So she went and got the exotic vet, who gave me puppy/kitten flea killer stuff, which I am supposed to extract with a needle and deposit half on each pig.

    This sounds great in theory. Unfortunately, I was not very good at getting all the liquid into the surenge (sp?). And then, I put probably 2/3rds on one pig, and 1/3 on the other. THEN I accidentally pricked the pig that got 1/3. Ohh the guilt.

    Is there anything above that I need to be concerned about?

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    Re: flea treatment

    What is the flea killer? Advantage is just fine for guinea pigs and proven safe so my choice would be to use one of the cat tubes on the guinea pigs. Of course you'd need to know the dosage and that can be found somewhere on guinealynx. I would start looking here http://guinealynx.info/parasites.html. I really hate the new site design. I can't find things anywhere near as easily as before.
    A hint: take the needle off after you measure medicine out of a bottle. Then you can put on the drops without poking the animal.

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    Re: flea treatment

    Was it Ivermectin? If you think you gave too much to one pig, wash it off.

    You can read about it here:

    http://www.guinealynx.info/ivermectin_topical.html

    I think it's very unusual for pigs to get fleas.

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    Re: flea treatment

    It's puppy/kitten advantage. I did check them with the flea comb, and I didn't really see anything, but I treated them just to be 100% sure because my cat will snuggle next to the pigs when they're on my lap. Sometimes she grooms them.

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    Re: flea treatment

    My puppy sable loves to lick them if I let her get close enough, but the piggers dont seem to like it to much

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    Re: flea treatment

    Advantage has to be administered by weight. You could have overdosed your pigs.

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    Re: flea treatment

    [QUOTE=jeza921]It's puppy/kitten advantage. [QUOTE]

    Doesn't Advantage have separate weight dosages for dogs and for cats? I'm not aware that there's a combined dog/cat one. I know there's 2 doses for cats: kittens/cats 9 lbs. and under cats over 9 lbs. And then for dogs, it's Puppies/Dogs 10 lbs. and under, 11-20 lbs., 21-55 lbs., and 55 lbs and over.

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    Re: flea treatment

    It was a different brand of that stuff, it's called Revolution, and it's for puppies/kittens under 5 pounds.

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    Re: flea treatment

    Revolution is somewhat new but so far has proven safe and effective on guinea pigs. Do you have 1ml or 1cc syringes? You should be able to measure out each guinea pigs dose seperately instead of together and then you won't dose them out uneven.

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    Re: flea treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by jeza921
    It was a different brand of that stuff, it's called Revolution, and it's for puppies/kittens under 5 pounds.
    Sorry, I saw where you wrote Advantage in an above post. Just checking.

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