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If you had to choose between the two for a cat which would you choose?<br><br>
It looks as if I may have to choose one of them to prevent mites when I'm at cat shows. They're both effective against that (as well as fleas and heartworms).
 

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Heartgard does not prevent fleas. So if your looking at that your looking at the wrong thing. I am not sure with cats but with dogs I use heartgard and frontline for flea control.
 

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Yep, you're right....it is for the mites mainly that I was told to get it though. Since I live in FL I've heard mixed messages about Frontline....it is supposed to kill some forms of mites, and is effective against most fleas (a couple of the breeders who I spoke to about this said that they've found that there seems to be some sort of resistance developing against the frontline, especially here in FL). Though, my kitties are indoor only so I don't think they'd have to deal with fleas being an issue.
 

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where are you at in FL ? I have not noticed it not working at all and I am also in FL. I have heard bad things about revolution for dogs because of bathing swimming things like that but I dot think it would apply to a cat.
 

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I'm in Tampa...the comments I heard were from breeders who were also dog owners on the west coast of FL. They were saying that it wasn't as effective as it used to be.<br><br>
In our case the flea issue wouldn't be what I was using it for anyhow...it would be as a preventative for catching mites at a catshow.<br><br>
The active ingredient in revolution is absorbed through the skin, so as long as the animal isn't bathed right away it should still work I'd think...<br><br>
I think I am a little freaked out about using any pesticide with the kids here. I'd prefer not to, but I think when showing I am going to have to or they will pick something up. Sigh.
 
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