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Old 04-03-2012, 07:22 PM
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Has anyone tried to kirkland (costco) brand flea topical

So i was walking around costco the other day and saw they had their own brand of topical for flea and tick control.

I was amazed at the cost.
there was six (6) treatments for i think $20.
I can't remember the active ingredient was but i know it was different that frontline plus, since it was right next to it, i compared the two.

I was wondering if anyone has tried it, since i can't find any reviews.
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I tried to search for it online and didn't see it. The active ingredient would be very important to know.

As a general rule, I don't trust any "Brand X" flea/tick preventative... not only for the odds of it not working, but also for the chances that it is harmful.
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I tried to search for it online and didn't see it. The active ingredient would be very important to know.

As a general rule, I don't trust any "Brand X" flea/tick preventative... not only for the odds of it not working, but also for the chances that it is harmful.
Agreed.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:07 PM
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Here i got some pics of it today.

Definitely different active ingredients than frontline plus...
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I don't really see a way to edit the post, so here goes,

I've been looking around for hours on this stuff and it seems fairly new so there aren't many reviews / stories on this stuff.

But from a preliminary analysis it seems like it has the same active ingredients as bio spot defense spot on Which everyone should know is no good and harmful, from what i've been reading.

MSDS: BIO SPOT DEFENSE SPOT ON FLEA & TICK CONTROL FOR DOGS

Here's a great page for comparing flea & tick products:
Dog Fleas: Compare Flea Medications and Other Flea Control Products

From the petco page, the bio spot's ingredients are:

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Active Ingredients: Etofenprox (CAS # 80844-07-1) 30.0%, (S)-methoprene (CAS # 65733-16-6) 3.6%, Piperonyl butoxide (CAS # 51-03-6)* 5.0%. Other Ingredients: 61.4%. *Equivalent to minimum 4.00% butylcarbityl (6-propylpiperonyl ether) and 1.00% related compounds.
which seems exactly the same as the costco stuff, even in the same %'s.

At this time of posting I was only able to find a few sites talking about this kind of stuff:
http://forum.greytalk.com/index.php/...k-form-costco/

Kirkland flea & tick vs frontline? - The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com

also been reading a lot of bad stuff on bio spot defense spot on.

So i haven't used it, but if anyone else is looking to use it, i would advise against it, b/c it seems like a rebrand of biospot defense spot on. Even looks like the exact same applicator. biospot = no good. But of course I've never used it, so if you say im stupid that's ur opinion. But my dogs health is much too important to risk for saving a few bucks on some sketchy stuff.

anyways, if you want some interesting biospot stuff check this out: Dangerous Pet Products? - YouTube!
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IMO, pay more and go with a brand you can actually trust. Don't put your pet in harms way to save a few bucks. If what the above poster said is true (I have not heard of either brand) then it would be wise to avoid this product and go with something more reliable.
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I purchased the Costco brand last night and was thrilled with the price. Started reading on ingredients and got freaked out about all the BioSpot info/warnings/stories.. but now here is what i've found out since...

Main active ingredient: etofenprox and permethrin are both synthetic pyrethroids. Permethrin is what is used in K9 Advantix.

I've always used K9 Advantix on my boxer and he's never had a flea on him that i know of... he's 6 1/2 yrs old.

Methoprene in BioSpot and Kirkland brand is to kill the eggs.. useless on adult insects.

the only difference i can see is the percentage which may account for the price difference... 45% permethrin on BioSpot, 44% on K9 Advantix. 30% for Kirkland.. just a weaker version of the same thing.. I've seen warnings against using higher than 30% in products for pets. And if I were considering this product on a cat or even a small dog it would be an easy NO.

I'm going to try it tonight on my dog and keep an eye on him for a while... I'm confident he'll be fine.
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^^ Good Luck, I could never trust a product like that... too much potential for poor manufacturing, wrong inert ingredients etc-- fewer safety studies potentially.


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And if I were considering this product on a cat or even a small dog it would be an easy NO.
Right, because you'd likely kill a cat...
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I wouldn't apply ANY flea repellent on a cat or real small dog.... Just my opinion.

I guess I don't understand why someone would ask about a product on here and when someone responds that they will try it and let them know, they're made to feel like a bad person who will risk hurting their animals. So don't try the $20 meds. Spend the $60 cuz it must be a better product.
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I'm all for generic meds, for humans and animals.
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