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Revolution & Ivermectin:REVOLUTION: http://www.psol.com.au/int/index.html Australian online pet supplies – Revolution isn't prescription in Australia… and it's way cheaper than here in the US! Revolution extra-large dog 3 vials A$44 (approximately US$25.01 – 3 XL dog vials do 15-16 cats or 48 kittens). (This is a "stripe-on" [applied to the skin, typically on back of the neck]like Advantage or Frontline. It takes much longer to kill fleas -- up to a couple of days -- but is also fairly effective against ear mites.) I use .125 cc for cats and kittens [at least 6 weeks old] weighing up to 5 pounds, .375 cc for cats over 5 pounds and up to 15 pounds. Shipping is typically A$7 (approximately US$3.98) unless you order quite a bunch of stuff! Orders typically arrive (in the Pacific Northwest) in about 9 days. (People on the US East Coast have reported even faster arrival.) To figure your actual cost in YOUR currency at the time you're ready to order, there is an unrelated web site with a very handy currency converter at: http://www.xe.net/ucc/ IVERMECTIN: available from: http://www.kvvet.com Item #26601 is 1% solution, item #26604 is .27% solution (which I prefer, easier to measure accurately as I'm dealing with such tiny doses for cats). This is what your typical feral cat s/n clinic (such as the one you see info about at http://www.feralcat.com) uses for ear mites. Though it isn't USDA approved for use on cats at ear-mite-killing dosage, such use by vets use is considered "common and accepted practice." The advantages are cost (you can't buy less than US$39 worth, but it will probably last you forever, since that's enough to do *hundreds* of cats), effectiveness, and the fact that, as a bonus, it also kills roundworms, hookworms, and some other kinds of mites. Disadvantages include: it's administered as an *injection* (subcutaneous); dosage MUST be carefully -- and accurately -- calculated; in areas where heartworm is an issue, a heartworm-infested cat could be at considerable risk as the Ivermectin would also kill the heartworms (sounds like a good thing, but killing an existing heartworm infestation can be a VERY risky business!); toxic even at recommended dosages to some breeds of DOGS (as with ANY medication, there is always the possibility of individual cats also being hypersensitive). For dosage information and cautions, consult "The Pill Book" -- then after calculating, HAVE YOUR VET CHECK AND VERIFY YOUR CALCULATION. Shipping is free from KV Vet if your order is $40 or over. $5 service charge if order is under $40. I don't know what Revival's minimum order and shipping charges are.