I started giving my indoor 12 year old female calico this oral tablet over 4 months ago. I read about the seizures and muscular issues and monitored her closely. She seemed fine, so I kept up the monthly dosage. But over the last 4 months I’ve seen an extreme decline in her physical capabilities. She could still jump and leap onto high surfaces, but now she can barely get onto the couch or our low platform bed. She tries to jump and her back legs seem to give out, as if she was 5 years older than she actually is. She had her bi-annual exam in March and everything was fine. After reading more about the problems cats face on this medication, I’m leaning towards this medication being the problem. It doesn’t seem like a coincidence given the time frame of her physical side effects. I’m stopping it and hoping she returns to her normal self, but I can’t help but feel horrible for giving it to her and angry with both my vet for recommending it and with Chewy selling a potential harmful product.
My Luna has been on Credelio since she was a kitten and she does well with it. She’s flea free and I have peace of mind! Ordering from Chewy is awesome!! I place my order, they reach out to my vet for approval, ship it. Done and done! I would definitely recommend Credelio and Chewy!
I had high hopes for this product. Sadly, they were scratching within a week. They were also lethargic for several days after the initial dose. Waiting on the second dose date, not sure if I should even give it to my guys.....
My cat is very allergic to flea bites, so it important to keep fleas away. This is what the veterinarian gave my cat while at the office. We are 3 weeks into the 30 day coverage and I am starting to notice scratching. I’m going to have to administer another Credelio tablet at 21 days. Credelio did not last a full 30 days. It has worked well for 21 days.
My cat has Asthma, and because of this he shouldn't have the topical flea and tick medicine. I'm always nervous giving a pet new prescription medications, but this is perfect for him. It's not too big of a tablet, fits into a pill pocket nicely, and he just scarfs it down in 2 seconds. I haven't had any issues with ticks since giving him the medicine, so I think it's working very well.
I've used topical flea treatments my entire life and have been successful, but the last dose only worked a few weeks and my cat was scratching. Since I was getting vaccines I asked my vet for an oral pill suggestion. Unfortunately, this ended up being such a waste of money. Luna was woozy for 48 hours and slept a lot. Her fur lost its luster. And literally within the week she was licking and scratching. We do not have fleas in our home, but do let the fluffy one go on the patio to watch the birds once in awhile. I wish I could return the unused pills for an exchange. It might work for you, but in Southern California it did nothing.
My baby had his fur burned off from the goopy, gross flea topical flea protection, but has had no discernible side effects from this pill. So happy to have found this.
I’m always skeptical about oral medication a cat is supposed to eat out of your hand- goes against their very nature! To my surprise and delight my independent feline sniffed the tablet and ate it right down!!! Easy, protected pet!
I tried this after Comfortis was out of stock everywhere due to COVID and was pleasantly surprised! First of all, the tablet is much smaller and I can give it to her in 2 pieces, not 4. Also. this doesn’t seem to upset her tummy as much. So good so far!
My two cats will eat this medicine no problem and so does the outside cat who is more feral. It is good stuff and so convenient that chewy works with the vet office to send it out!