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When it comes to treating my cats for fleas I got for a monthly treatment which I put on the back of their necks, whilst we have found this the most effective treatment unfortunately my girls hate it. I hate having to battle with them to get the drops on the back of their neck and it usually results in them sulking and me being ignored and punished for the rest of the day.
I decided to have a look for an alternative method of treating them for fleas and came across the Johnson 4 Fleas Tablets, after reading about them they seemed the ideal treatment for my girls, I could put the tablet in something tasty that they like allowing them to take the tablets without any fights.
The 4 Flea Tables are basically little round tablets used for treating your cat for fleas, they are suitable for cat and kittens over 4 weeks providing they weigh between 1 and 11kg. The tablets are an oral treatment so you do not have to go through the battle of holding your cat down whilst you try to get drops on the back of their neck.
These tablets are said to work as soon as 15 minutes after administration and after 6 hours are between 95% and 100% effective, after 24 hours the product information describes them as being 100% effective. As well as these tablets being suitable for kittens they are also safe to use on pregnant cats too.
When it comes to administering these tablets you simply push a tablet out of the foil packet and you can either do it by putting the tablet straight in their mouth or by mixing it with a small amount of their favourite food.
When we gave these tablets to Daisy and Layla we mixed the tablets with food as this was the only way we were going to get them to take them, if we did put the tablet straight in their mouths they would simply hide it so we thought they had swallowed it and then spit it out when we weren't looking, this was definitely the easier method for us, however it really is down to personal preference.
One tablet should be administered on the day that fleas are seen, then any subsequent day they are seen after that, so basically you can give you cat a tablet each day until the fleas are under control, however you cannot give them more than one tablet per day.
There are no side effects with these tablets other than your cat may scratch a bit more after administering the tablets, this is caused by the fleas reacting to the tablets.
We purchased our packet of Johnson's 4 Fleas from our local Pets at Home store, the packet of 6 tablets (so 6 treatments) cost £10.00, this is quite good value for money and does work out cheaper than the drops you put on the back of their necks, however this is only the case if you have to give your cat just one tablet.
If you are struggling with an infestation of fleas and have to give your cat a tablet for several days in a row then it doesn't work out over economical and you could end up spending quite a lot of money on them.
When we gave these to our girls Layla and Daisy we were not suffering with any flea issues it was basically their routine flea treatment that we give them, we followed the instructions and gave them one tablet each mixed in a bit of something tasty that they like (cheese spread I think) both girls took the tablet easily and didn't detect it, we did think about putting it in their food broken up, this would be ok if they ate all their food but knowing my girls who can be a bit picky it was unlikely that they would finish it and then they would not get a full treatment.
So once the tablets had been taken we waited to see if they worked and kept the girls flea free. We only gave them one tablet and didn't feel it necessary to give them any more on other days as prior to taking the tablets they had not had fleas at all, it was a case of a routine treatment.
Unfortunately after a few days of taking the tablets we noticed that Daisy and Layla were scratching a bit more than normal, especially Layla who does have a lot of fur for a little cat, after a quick comb we found a couple of fleas on them and decided to give them another tablet, a few days later they had not worked on them at all.
I was very disappointed with the 4 Flea Tablets, they didn't work at all, our girls ended up getting fleas despite taking the tablets when they had not previously had them, and then the tablets didn't do anything to sort the problem out when we gave them further tablets afterwards, we actually ended up having to go out and buy the regular flea treatment we usually use meaning we not only wasted out money but ended up spending out more money of a different treatment.
The tablets are a good idea in that they are easy to administer, however they did not work at all so I cannot recommend these and will not be buying them again in the future.
I adore my kitten Myrtle, I do not however appreciate fleas around my home. I have struggled with a flea problem for quite a while now and although I don't think my home or she is infested as such I do keep getting bitten occasionally and I will spot one or two roaming about on her tummy and likes. I have tried so many treatments and spent an absolute small fortune and still to no avail. With money being tight at the moment I was pained to see the prices of Frontline and decided to grab a box of these off Amazon and thought that if then the problem isn't solved I would fork out and pay more and get that.
I bought a box of 3 of these and they came in pink box with a photograph of a cat on the front of it and we are told that they are Johnson's Veterinary 4 Fleas Tablets For Cats & Kittens Over 4 weeks Of Age Between 1-11kg and that they start killing fleas in 15 minutes and of course that my pack is 3 treatment pack. Other information on the back of the box includes giving me dosage advice, warnings and general advice and contact details for Johnson's are given. Inside the box you get a silver foil blister style pack to which you pop the tablets out of with complete ease.
Well to get your kitten/cat to take these very small white and round tablets you can administer it straight into the mouth or add it to their food, I knew Myrtle wasn't going to eat this in her food so I had the hard task of trying to get her to swallow it but she did and I won that battle lol. Course one tablet is all you can give to the animal in one dose but you can give one of these to your pet whenever you want to so they must be mild as these are not a monthly treatment.
Within the first hour Myrtle itched like crazy which according to the information on the box should happen as thats the treatment killing the fleas and dying fleas can die within 15 minutes but usually this will happen within 6 hours and complete efficiency is completed in 24 hours. Myrtle had a dead flea on her in just over 15 minutes, went mad first hour running about and after a good few hours I combed her through and she had no fleas at all apparent. With her being a young kitten I was worried about any side effects but she appeared to have none at all and I was really pleased as these seemed to get rid of the problem we had been having completely!
At about £4.00 a box (I got mine from Amazon but they are available from all good pet shops too) I am really pleased with them. They worked in just one treatment for us but I would have been happy to keep using these for as long as we needed to as they are from a brand I trust and she was fine taking them.
5 out of 5 for these, I treated my home with flea spray all over the place and within a few hours my home felt flea free and I and my boyfriend stopped getting bitten as did Myrtle so result!
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ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:
Johnson's 4fleas tablets is an oral method to kill adult fleas on cats and kittens over the age of 4 weeks, between 1kg (2.2lbs) and 11kg (24.2lbs). Once your cat/kitten has ate the tablets, within 15 minutes it will start working. Between 95% and 100% efficacy is observed within the first 6 hours and complete efficacy is reached within 24 hours.
This oral treatment is very easy to give to your cat/kitten. You can either give it by itself or mix/wrap it up in food. Do not give more than one tablet a day. Whenever you see fleas on your pet, you can give them 1 tablet per day. This product can safely been given to pregnant or lactating females and breeding cats.
I brought this because my kittens were given to me with fleas on them already! I couldn't afford to spend too much but I got what I could. I searched Amazon, looking for a product that actually would work. I then found this item for £7.99 for 6 tablets. I was really hoping these tablets would work! I ordered them and 2 days later they arrived! When I gave the tablet to 1 of my kittens by itself, she would put it in her mouth and try eating/biting it but it kept falling out so I wrapped the small tablet in ham so that it would be more appealing to them and they ate it with no problems.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
On the packet it says that within the 1st hour, your cat will be itching loads. That is a good thing as it is a sign that the tablets are working, being effective and that the fleas are dying on the cat. Within 15 minutes, like it says on the box, I could see fleas falling off and dying and I was so relieved! After 24 hours I looked through my kittens skin to see if I could find any fleas and I couldn't find a single one.
So yes, the tablets do work but the only way to stop fleas going back onto your pet and killing the flea life cycle is by using another product as well as the tablets like Frontline or Effipro (a cheaper version of Frontline and you get an extra pipette). You will also need a household spray to kill larvae and eggs that are in the carpets and around the house. Frontline or Effipro prevent the multiplication of fleas by inhibiting the development of eggs (ovicidal activity), larvae and pupae (larvicidal activity) originating from eggs laid by adult fleas for 6 weeks after application so this is one way to break the flea life cycle and get rid of all fleas. Using another product as well as the tablets won't effect the tablets or the other product. The tablets on their own won't get rid of fleas completely and won't stop them coming back.
The tablets are at a good price. The cheapest that I could find is on Amazon for £4.00 for 3 tablets and £7.99 for 6 tablets.
MY RATING AND WHY:
I am rating this product 4 stars. The only reason for that is because of the 1 thing I don't like about it is that it kills fleas for 24 hours; ONLY. I really wish it was like Frontline, because that kills fleas for up to 5 weeks in cats/kittens and kills ticks for up to a month.
I'm not sure if I am allowed to do this or not, but I was going to add in the links to the product on Amazon's website, so just incase I'm not allowed, I won't. But if I am allowed and anyone needs help with finding the product then I would be happy to help them :)
Thank you for reading my review. I appreciate it a lot.
Our cat Max is well kept and groomed and has a regular flea and worming treatment program with the vet where we pay a monthly fee and get all the supplies we need even a text to say "Don't forget Max is due for his x Treatment today".
But he still picks fleas up from somewhere which amazes and frustrates me but talking to out local pet shop the man there suggested these and explained they can be taken in the middle of a normal course of treatment (or more often) and that's what he does with his cats. They are expensive to buy but i would of tried anything.
So looking at them in store i brought the 3 pack but saw "4 Fleas tablets" thinking there was 4 in there! It's good play with words i'll give them that. Anyway Max (Our cat) like most cats does not like taking pills of any sort and these are no exception, i literally have to give him a couple of treats and stick this in in the middle and even then sometimes he manages to filter it out so he has to get more treats!
They work very well and you can latterly watch the fleas die whist trying to abandon ship, it makes Max itch a little for the first 30 minutes or so then he's back to his normal self again grateful to have less mouths to feed.
May be mixed in with wet food or given as is though the first option is probably easier for most people.
1 Tablet maximum a day may be given to cats and kittens of between 1kg-11kg in weight and 4 weeks or older in age.
It says you can give your cat one upon sighting a flea(s) on your pet but unless your super rich or lucky i'd stick with 1 in the middle of your cats normal course of treatment so about 1 every 3 weeks.
The effect of these pills lasts for up to 24 hours so are a short term solution only.
Our cat experiences itching for up to 30 minutes after being given the tablet and usually tries to sleep after
Can be seen within 15 minutes
We paid £4.80 for 3 not so long ago
When we moved house- we noticed very quickly that our cats had fleas- to my absolute horror. I instantly went about buying every flea treatment, cleaners, spray etc. that I could find.
I had collars on the cats, powers, spot on treatments etc. but nothing seemed to work- I was spending a fortune buying these products.
I decided to bring the cats to the vet to see if they could help- and instantly they asked me if I'd tried the flea tablets. I hadn't- as I didn't think they would work. The vet advised me to try these and so off I went to buy some- choosing these when I entered the pet shop.
They were a little pricey however I was at the stage where I didn't care how much they cost as long as they worked. I gave the cats the tablets and off they went about their business as usual. I noticed within half an hour that the cats were scratching more than usual- however it says that this means it is working- GREAT!
The next day I could visibly see that the fleas were dead and had fallen off the cats and on to the floor by their bedding- so a quick hoover and they were all gone- it was great! We give the cat these every 6 months and fingers crossed we have never had a flea problem since. I think they are a great product that really does work- all pet owners should invest in these for your pet- there is also tablets for dogs too!
Anyone who owns a pet which has had fleas knows how much of a nightmare it can be trying to deal with them. The solution to all your troubles is here: Johnson's 4Fleas Tablets. As I only own one cat at the moment, I am reviewing the tablets for cats and kittens, although I believe that Johnson's make flea tablets for dogs as well.
At this point I should point out that this Johnson's is not the same company that makes the skincare products and such like!
On with the review...
My cat Bubbles (so named because of her bubbly, bouncy personality...cheesy, I know...) is now five human years old and has been with us since she was a tiny kitten of just two months old.
She has very long, thick fur which is very difficult to part in order to examine her skin and check for fleas, but when she's got fleas she lets us know herself by scratching frantically. We first noticed this after she'd been with us for a few weeks, as she started spending hours scratching and biting at herself, and could hardly walk a few metres without having to stop and scratch again.
We promptly rushed out and bought the first flea remedy we came across - the Johnson's 4Fleas Tablets for Cats and Kittens - and have never bought a different brand since. We purchased a box of six tablets from our local pet shop for £7.99, but it may be worth shopping around to see if you can find them cheaper elsewhere.
£7.99 might seem like a lot for just six tablets, and we certainly felt ripped off when we first opened the box, but when you take into account how many of these tablets you'll be using and how effective they are, I no longer hesitate in paying £8 for a box - each box lasts us over a year. I believe that you can also buy boxes containing four tablets, which would be cheaper if you would prefer to pay out a smaller amount each time.
So with Bubbles scratching everywhere we opened the box, popped out a tablet, and tried to get her to eat it... They must taste disgusting as no amount of bribery or trickery could get her to eat it on her own. The box states that you can put a tablet in your pet's food for them to eat, but with all her resistance we had no hope in hell of getting our cat to eat it at all. We resorted to one person holding her down, with another person opening her mouth and slipping a tablet in - it worked, but we came out with shredded fingers!
From then we sat back and waited, and within fifteen minutes we started to notice results. Bubbles started scratching even more than normal, and couldn't keep still. Never before had the phrase 'having ants in your pants' seemed more appropriate! Johnson's say that this extra scratching is entirely possible, and is normal, as 'This is caused by the fleas reacting to Johnson's 4Fleas tablets'.
As I said, as well as seeing our cat literally bounce off the walls with discomfort, we started noticing fleas dropping just fifteen minutes after she had taken the tablet. This continued over the next twenty-four hours, but obviously it reduced over time as the amount of fleas which she had was reducing. By the end of the twenty-four hours she had completely stopped scratching and seemed to be back to her normal self.
The way our cat turned bonkers for a day (at least it must have seemed that way to outsiders!) was just a one-off, as she was shedding a large number of fleas. It was months before she started scratching again, and even then it was by no means as much as before. Now, every time we see her starting to scratch and bite at fleas we give her one of these tablets and they're all gone within an hour.
It goes without saying that as well as giving your pet these tablets, you may want to use other products to kill fleas and eggs in your furniture or your pet's bedding. I believe Johnson's do make some of these products, although I can't say I've ever tried them myself. If they're as effective as these 4Fleas tablets, then they're definitely worth trying out!
I can't recommend these flea tablets enough, as I can't believe how quickly they kill all of Bubbles' fleas. I should think that the fact that we've been using these for five years says something! When we get more cats in the future we'll continue to buy these for it as well.
Now for the boring bits:
-Each tablet contains 11.4mg of Nitenpyram
-They are suitable for cats and kittens over four weeks of age and which weigh between one and eleven kilograms
-You should administer one tablet on any day when you see fleas on your pet, and on any subsequent days, but never give your pet more than one tablet per day
-These tablets are safe to give to pregnant and lactating female cats, as well as breeding cats