Following my life and work at the Cheetah Conservation Fund

Cheetahs need Frontline too…

With the summer season comes loads of insects, including ticks and cheetah flies (cheetah equivalent of the flea). At home with our domestic pets, we typically use Frontline to help rid them of these pests and to make things more comfortable for them. Though cheetahs are wild animals and are by NO means anyone’s pet, Frontline works on them too! So today, Suzie (the ambassadors’ current primary caretaker) and I applied Frontline to the four OK ambassadors and Dr. Marker applied it to the three Stars (Phoenix, Quasar, and Soraya). These 7 animals are really the only ones here at CCF that we could do this to without anesthesia or some other restraint, so unless another cat comes in for a workup or something similar, they will probably be the only ones to get the Frontline. We hope that it will keep them more comfortable and pest free for at least a few weeks. That’s it for now, so from everyone here at CCF, have a happy New Year!!!

- Eli

** Just to make a quick correction… Juliette, our lead cheetah keeper, has been working regularly with the cats so that they can be front lined. So hopefully by mid-week, all the cheetahs here at CCF will have gotten Frontline! **

Suzie

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5 responses

  1. Emma

    That is so sweet, helped my sister do her cat the other day and had a struggle on our hands. Your gorgeous cats looked like they enjoyed the experience.

    December 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

  2. I love reading your blog! It is inspiring as well as entertaining. Your pictures are vivid, truly capturing the moment, happy to see you are having so much fun! I can’t wait to hear more! Happy New Years Eli and CCF!!!

    December 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  3. Sven Tolksdorf

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU, TO THE WHOLE CCF FAMILY AND OF COURSE TO THE 4 CUBS.

    December 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm

  4. Márk Poósz

    I wish you and the CCF a happy and successful new year!

    December 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm

  5. brigitte

    Happy new year to You and all ccf team; I would like so much being with you!

    January 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

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