Message Number: YG3077 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-04-30 15:11:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Re: Frontline spray question

>I don't think it will kill earmites unless put into the ears, as an
>alternative to ivermectin. But I will leave that discussion to the vets.
>I used the Frontiline individual tubes last year, and it was easy to
>apply and had no problem using it on the ferrets and cats- ferrets at the
>lower dose, of course. I am trying the spray for the first time this
>year because it seems more economical way to treat all the ferrets and
>cats using one spray bottle. I think it is a little more trouble than
>the tube was, but I got some great advice already.
>I am sure Advantage is just as good, not endorsing any particular
>product, just can say from experience the cheaper, over the counter ones
>did nothing for my dogs, so I am sticking with the vet purchased

Our experience echoes your's.

One important caution: many over-the-counter approaches are
dangerous for ferrets.