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AFFORDABLE FLEA CONTROL (Humboldt)

Selemectin is a topical flea medication that can be used on both cats and dogs. It is sold under several brand names, including Revolution, Selarid, and Selehold. By purchasing the large dog size, and dosing it out according to your animal's weight, you can treat all your animals very inexpensively.

In the U.S., a prescription is required to purchase selamectin. However, it can be purchased online from Australia without a prescription from www.sierrapetmeds.com/. The cost for the largest dog size is $10 to $15 per tube. By dosing it out, as explained below, the cost to treat an average-sized cat or a small dog (under 10 pounds) will be around $1 per month.

What you will need: In addition to the medication, you will need a small vial and 1 ml syringe (without the needle) for measuring and applying the proper dose. Open a tube of the medication and squeeze all the contents into the vial. Then use the syringe to draw out the correct amount, based on the weight of your animal. Apply between the shoulder blades. Repeat every 30 days. Use the chart below to determine the exact amount to use on your animal.

DOSAGES FOR USING SELAMECTIN ON CATS AND SMALL DOGS

2 -- 5 pounds = 0.10 mL
5 -- 10 pounds = 0.20 mL
10 -- 15 pounds = 0.30 ml
15 -- 20 pounds = 0.40 ml
20 -- 25 pounds = 0.50 ml
25 -- 30 pounds = 0.60 ml
30 -- 35 pounds = 0.70 ml
35 -- 40 pounds = 0.80 ml
40 -- 45 pounds = 0.90 ml

Multiply these amounts for larger dogs.

For effective flea control, you also need to treat the environment. A safe and inexpensive way to do this is by sprinkling Boraxo Laundry Powder on all carpeted surfaces. Leave it for 3 days, then vacuum.

Don’t be alarmed or discouraged if you continue to see fleas on your animal after you have applied the treatment. If you have had a flea infestation before beginning treatment, it can take up to 3 months to eliminate all of the fleas because eggs that were laid prior to treatment will continue to hatch. Continue treating your animal and those fleas will die before they lay new eggs. Continue treating all of your animals consistently to become, and remain, flea-free.

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