Marlene’s Vet is All Wrong to Refuse to Get Vectra for Her Cat

Vectra® for Cats and Kittens can be used on kittens as young as 8 weeks of age.
I recently tried Vectra on two of my cats per recommendation of a dermatologist who suspects they have a flea allergy. He recommended it because it kills fleas faster than Frontline or Revolution. The cats have been just fine – one had it a month ago and the other two weeks ago. My Pomeranian has always been very sensitive to fleas and he recommended it for her as well, but suggested Comfortis for two weeks first. Fortunately the Comfortis has not harmed her. There are terrible stories on the net about it too. Going to try the Vectra for her next, but worried. Vectra 3D sounds pretty strong. If there’s just a regular Vectra for dogs I’d like to know.
Vectra 3D is a product only made for dogs that contains permithrin's that are toxic to cats.
No matter what time of year or where you live, fleas are working overtime to infest your home and attack your cat. Vectra® for Cats and Kittens is a monthly topical treatment that kills fleas at all (eggs, larvae, pupae and adults). Used monthly, you can take back your pet and your home from these pests. Vectra is safe for cats...it is the Vectra 3D that should not be used on catsNo. Do not use Vectra 3D® on cats, or any other animal.Flea & Tick Prevention, Bravecto for Cats
February 11, 2008, Fort Lee, N.J. – Vectra™ for Cats & Kittens and VectraTM for Cats feature a combination of Dinotefuran and Pyriproxifen that delivers rapid, effective and more complete relief for cats and kittens.No matter where in the country you happen to live, fleas are working overtime to bite your cat, and trying to infest your home. Vectra® for Cats and Kittens is a once-a-month topical treatment for use on cats against all flea life stages (eggs, larvae, pupae and adult fleas).In side-by-side comparisons, Vectra outperformed the two leading feline treatments at two, six and 12 hours post treatment, in terms of adulticidal speed of kill. In flea reduction and egg hatchability studies, of the few eggs collected from Vectra-treated cats, all (100%) failed to hatch. Beyond the itching and scratching, fleas can carry all sorts of diseases. Vectra for Cats and Kittens kills and repels adult fleas, and also controls flea eggs, larvae and pupae that are about to become adults. Cat lovers who treat their cats like family don't take chances with fleas. Ask your veterinarian about Vectra for Cats and Kittens. “Veterinarians have been waiting for a product like Vectra for Cats & Kittens and Vectra for Cats,” said Dr. Albert H. Ahn, DVM, senior director of veterinary services. “The chronic nature of flea control contributes to the potential for resistant fleas. Our feline product is a novel formulation fleas have never encountered.”Vectra for Cats & Kittens is available in 3-dose and 6-dose packages: 0.8 mL for cats and kittens 8 weeks and older and less than 9 lbs. Vectra for Cats is available in 3-dose and 6-dose packages: 1.2 mL for cats weighing 9 lbs. and over.Vectra™ for Cats & Kittens and Vectra™ for Cats are protected with Ceva’s BloodhoundTM Technology - an innovative, proprietary track and trace system that ensures veterinary exclusivity of the product. Each package of Vectra can be traced from the point of manufacture to veterinarian purchase. Bloodhound Technology allows Ceva to maintain the integrity of its products through a secure distribution channel, as well as guarding against counterfeiting. Cats hate fleas. They bring suffering and disease. Cat lovers
demand kill power that works immediately. Vectra® starts with first
application, and kills fleas within 6 hours. Advantage® kills fleas
within 12 hours of application. It’s time to swat fleas for real.