- Cavia Emptor
I had a similar problem. Most pet supply stores aren't carrying Advantage because the product should be prescribed by a vet. I was lucky to find one that *did* when my pigs had crawlies (freaked me out more than it bothered the pigs). I wasn't sure my vet would go for it, but she surprised me after the fact and concurred that Advantage would be the right solution.
- You can quote me
No, no, please no, don't use this. These are poisons, pure and simple; will likely harm your animal and won't help.
Advantage is available online:
I buy the orange (cats 9 lbs. or less) size tubes. This is the most expensive way to do it, but I am sure of the dosing and don't have that many to do at one time. One drop from the orange tube on the skin at the back of the head; one drop gently rubbed into the skin at the base of the rump. Lice are gone almost immediately. The product is supposed to work for 30 days (through one 28-day hatching cycle), but we reapplied after 2 1/2-3 weeks to be sure. No lice. No eggs. It also sanitizes the environment so we did no special cleaning other than routine. Touch wood I have not seen a louse since.
It works safely and very well.