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Old 07-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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so it's flea season again, anyone tried the Kirkland brand vs Advantage? the price difference is $20 vs $65 a box, and we need 2 boxes!

any and all suggestions to just get rid of my cats can shut it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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work on my pets and way cheaper one of the two ingredients is the same as advantage
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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so it's flea season again, anyone tried the Kirkland brand vs Advantage? the price difference is $20 vs $65 a box, and we need 2 boxes!

any and all suggestions to just get rid of my cats can shut it.
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It seemed to work for the fleas but the animals seemed very lethargic and had very little energy using the Kirkland product. Kind of like flu type symptoms. My wife says she will pay the higher price for Advantage for the cat and will use only Comfortis for the dogs.

She will not use the Kirkland product again.

However all animals are different.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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All the off brands I've used for my wifes cats seem to work but seem to be real oily and run allover the cats skin and then it looks like they layed in motor oil.
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I recently used the Kirkland brand for large breed (2 labs) Its worked well so far. It was a but oily for the first day but went away quick. I will keep using it as long as it works. After I applied it both my dogs acted normal, no side effects like others have had.
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Try the chewable once a month stuff, it comes in one tablet and no mess, last time we were at vet they gave us a free sample, will never use topical again! Best stuff we have ever used
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We recently tried "Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On" and have been very pleased with the results............no fleas on our cats for going on one month.
Active Ingredients;
Peppermint Oil: 10.00%
Clove Oil: 7.00%
Lemon Grass Oil: 3.00%
Other Ingredients;
Canola Oil, Vanillin, Citric Acid: 80.00%


Best part? Price is <$8 for a pack of 3, and smells great!
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #8
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Try the chewable once a month stuff, it comes in one tablet and no mess, last time we were at vet they gave us a free sample, will never use topical again! Best stuff we have ever used
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No way am I going to give my cat a pill! It took two big girls just to clip her nails and she got out of the "cat muzzle" twice. Once the nail file started, fuggetaboutit!!! This is a 12 pound female cat....

Seems like there is a lot of fluid in the Costco compared to other flea meds.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:49 PM   #10
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so it's flea season again, anyone tried the Kirkland brand vs Advantage? the price difference is $20 vs $65 a box, and we need 2 boxes!

any and all suggestions to just get rid of my cats can shut it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:21 AM   #11
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We recently tried "Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On" and have been very pleased with the results............no fleas on our cats for going on one month.
Active Ingredients;
Peppermint Oil: 10.00%
Clove Oil: 7.00%
Lemon Grass Oil: 3.00%
Other Ingredients;
Canola Oil, Vanillin, Citric Acid: 80.00%


Best part? Price is <$8 for a pack of 3, and smells great!
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:54 AM   #12
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we haven't tried the Kirkland yet but we buy the large dog size of Advantage and dose it out to our 2 small dogs and 3 cats, its a lot cheaper that way

I will have to check into the Kirkland and then try it
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:34 AM   #13
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We tried it back in May but the oily residue was so bad we took the rest back for a refund and bought a package of Frontline which is what we've always used.
Took the dog to the vet a couple weeks later for a rabies shot and mentioned the Costco flea treatment. Response from the Vet was negative to say the least about the Costco brand treatment.
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We recently tried "Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On" and have been very pleased with the results............no fleas on our cats for going on one month.
Active Ingredients;
Peppermint Oil: 10.00%
Clove Oil: 7.00%
Lemon Grass Oil: 3.00%
Other Ingredients;
Canola Oil, Vanillin, Citric Acid: 80.00%


Best part? Price is <$8 for a pack of 3, and smells great!
We tried that and man that stuff smells strong it was like someone rubbed the dog down with a pack of clove cigarettes and tried to wash it off with candy canes. It worked for about a week and the pup was happy when it wore off lol. We use K9 Advantix works for flea and ticks and last for a long time. rp
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From what I understand Fiprogaurd is generic Frontline plus for about 1/3 the cost.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:27 AM   #16
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Gee, a vet trash talking a much less expensive alternative that cuts out his fat profit for flea and heartworm meds? Imagine that.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:44 AM   #17
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You don't have a Costco card, what do you care?
i have nice friends that get stuff for me there MP............

thanks for everyone's responses so far, i agree the Kirkland brand doesn't soak into the skin very well, seemed to make an oil slick in the hair where applied at the back of the neck. 1 of 3 cats threw up the day after applying, first time for him. could have been a coincidence but will keep an eye on him. haven't noticed any other adverse affects though i'm anxious for them to feel some relief sooner than later! poor things are itching/scratching all the time, hope it kills those fleas quick!
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #19
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We switched to Comfortis. I got tired of of oil spots on the carpet and furniture. They are not allowed on the furniture but if the rub up against it there is a big grease spot.

Saving $40 to spend $50 and time to clean the sofa did not make sense. Comfortis also protects against more than just fleas.
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we haven't tried the Kirkland yet but we buy the large dog size of Advantage and dose it out to our 2 small dogs and 3 cats, its a lot cheaper that way

I will have to check into the Kirkland and then try it

I do the same thing with Advantage.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:58 AM   #21
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It is a mess and the cats don't seem to like it... Seems that whatever medicine is in it is added to a much larger amount of oil to apply it with. Others you have a very small amount to apply. This eems like 10X as much as other topicals we've used. The cats mess with it after putting it on and i'm sure must injest much of it.... I won't buy this kind again, the cats told me so....
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Gee, a vet trash talking a much less expensive alternative that cuts out his fat profit for flea and heartworm meds? Imagine that.
Not exactly a fair statement unless you think all vets are dishonest..
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:45 AM   #23
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This is not a comment on the original question of the Costco product but some of cheaper flea and tick preventive treatments are not good for your pets. If it's a cat we're talking about, it doesn't matter but don't put the stuff on your prize huntin' buddy till you read the lable.

Also. Consider the source of the fleas before treating your animal. If you don't adress the source, you're wasting your time treating the animal. As much as I disapprove of using pesticides outside (or anywhere), your lawn is a good place to start.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #24
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so here's an update, 2 weeks later. yes, i brought the fleas into the house from the grass outside and both our cats and tonya and i have suffered until they were recently brought under control. our cats are inside only, we try to be responsible pet owners and not let them roam the neighborhood. safer for them and more respectful of our neighbors. wish everyone would do the same!
as others have said on this thread, the Costco/Kirkland brand flea medicine is CRAP! 1 week after applying the fleas were worse than ever. tonya returned the unused and second box to Costco for a full refund and bought Frontline. problem is our vet said we couldn't apply it for 2 more weeks or it could hurt the cats by double dosing them. no way we could wait that long, we waited 1 more week then used the Frontline. omg, it was sick to see the fleas pouring off our poor cats and dying in piles around them! very disgusting and embarrassing to have our home and pets infested like that!
Frontline for the cats @ $65/box (need 2 boxes for 3 cats), carpet flea powder, then flea spray from the vet @ $30/can was well worth it to kill those little buggers! i'll be looking into insecticide for the lawn for next spring!!
if we had simply bought the Frontline from the beginning, instead of trying the cheaper ($20/box) Costco Kirkland brand, it wouldn't have gotten so bad or so expensive. lesson learned, don't be cheap!
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #25
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We recently tried "Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Squeeze-On" and have been very pleased with the results............no fleas on our cats for going on one month.
Active Ingredients;
Peppermint Oil: 10.00%
Clove Oil: 7.00%
Lemon Grass Oil: 3.00%
Other Ingredients;
Canola Oil, Vanillin, Citric Acid: 80.00%


Best part? Price is <$8 for a pack of 3, and smells great!

lots of bad stories of dead pets from Sentry (hartz) flea products.
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Still no fleas on the cats, and they are healthy fine. These two cats are indoor/outdoor animals. My wife combs their fur on a regular basis and has not found one flea since using this product.
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I recently used the Kirkland brand for large breed (2 labs) Its worked well so far. It was a but oily for the first day but went away quick. I will keep using it as long as it works. After I applied it both my dogs acted normal, no side effects like others have had.
Same story here with my two labs. All's well two weeks after treatment and no fleas.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #28
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Dont have a problem with fleas over her in central oregon but what ever happened to the good ole flea collar?
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