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Cat, Kitten and Home flea advice

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Hi everyone.

On Sunday we picked up a kitten from our friends. We already have a cat aged 10 months and the kitten is aged 10 weeks.

When brushing the kitten I noticed some eggs and fleas on the poor little guy. I have treated both our animals with advocate which is a spot on treatment which is placed inbetween the shoulder blades.

Does anyone have any advice to get rid of the fleas on the kiiten and cat and how to remove them from my home?

So far I have only seen fleas on the kitten so I'm hoping to cacth it early to prevent further spread but will clean the house and use products on the carpets etc to prevent any further problems.

Can anyone recommend and methods or products for battling fleas?

I have read alot about a product called borax (20 mule team) but I'm unsure if you buy it in the UK?

Thanks for your help
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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[COLOR=#282828]Be careful with the kitten particularly - as if you have an infestation, the can literally drink the blood out of the youngster, and it can become - in severe cases - very unwell indeed. Certainly needing urgent veterinary treatment.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#282828]You are right to treat both cats, and your carpets and what not harbour the eggs of the fleas. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#282828]Aside from a major carpet refit - there are specialist firms that come out and almost spray an insecticide in the house to eliminate the fleas, but sometimes, you have to keep the cats away for 24 hours which is not always ideal.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#282828]Frontline for the cats is one way - as we have seen in an earlier post/deal on here there is a good price at the moment.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#282828]Your local vet will also have injections that he can administer to the cats in the meantime, and he can also provide you with vetinary approved flea killer for the carpets and surrounding areas.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#282828]It is coming up to that time of the year when the pesky things will come in from outdoors, but they do live indoors where it is warm most of the year.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#282828]I am sure you will get lots of good advice on here - but if you do need any other help, do feel free to contact me and I will give you lots more bits and bobs as you can probably tell - I may have a few of these myself![/COLOR][/font]
[COLOR=#282828]Happy to help if needed.[/COLOR]

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Since we first got our kittens at 8 weeks old I have bought a flea treatment from our vet. It's called frontline combo and we apply it to the back of the neck every 5-6 weeks.
Our cats are 5 years old now and we've never had a problem. Apparently it not only keeps the cat covered but also furniture, carpets etc that they come into contact with
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Borax? That's a pretty strong cleaning detergent isn't it? I hear them talk about it on 'How Clean Is Your House'!

Use a spot-on flea treatment, or a flea shampoo on the cats themselves. Then get a flea fogger for your house - these are -anti-flea spray cans which you set off, leave them spraying in a room (you evacuate while it's doing it) and then when the spray settles, you can go back in...it's easy, cheap, pretty odourless, and in my experience it's effective. They were selling those in Tesco last time I looked...
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Check the age of the kitten/product you want to use - some used to be too strong for kittens. I've got a metal flea comb, my husband patiently combs the cat and squashes fleas with a screw driver when they get caught in the teeth. I don't think flea eggs are on cats usually, the tiny black crunchy bits are flea poo. Fleas spend most of their time by the skirting boards or in cracks and come to the cat to feed & drink. When hoovering it's essential to get the nozzle to the carpet edge, not rely on the main brush. The worst thing I saw was - we used to have some woven straw table mats, one of our cats was fond of sitting on them, one day I noticed flea larvae in the straw ....
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The frontline combo that I suggested also has a kitten version, it all goes on the weight of the cat if my memory serves me correctly. As you buy it from the vet ask their advice.
You can buy them in 3 or 6 pack, I think the 6 pack is approx. £28
#6
Thank you all for your comments and advice. On my way home from work I will pop into the local Asda and see what flea killing products I can buy. I will read the labels and ensure they are used in the correct way. The Flea treatment used on the cat and kitten is: http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/advocate-small-cat-for-cats-under-4kg_1_17625.html and I used it last night. The vet said hopefully They should be gone within 24 hrs but any strays I will kill with some flea killer.

Thank you all for your advice and hopefully I can get the kitten out of its uncomfortable stage and get it happy with life again!!

Rep has been left to all that have commented and advised

Thank you
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SirBargainsALot
Borax? That's a pretty strong cleaning detergent isn't it? I hear them talk about it on 'How Clean Is Your House'!

Use a spot-on flea treatment, or a flea shampoo on the cats themselves. Then get a flea fogger for your house - these are -anti-flea spray cans which you set off, leave them spraying in a room (you evacuate while it's doing it) and then when the spray settles, you can go back in...it's easy, cheap, pretty odourless, and in my experience it's effective. They were selling those in Tesco last time I looked...


Yeah it's a cleaning agnet used widely in America. I have read some reviews online saying it contains small glass particles not harmful to a hum, cat or kitten but then will kill fleas. Heres the link to one of the sites: http://www.tipking.co.uk/tip/6575.html

i thought it was unusual but it seems some people have had a good experience with it
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Have a look here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/704436/frontline-for-cats-6-pipettes-for-o

The frontline can be used for kittens from 8 weeks old. Bargain price and frontline works well for my cat. The kitten will probably need to be de-wormed as well, I use droncit but not sure if that is suitable for kittens - have a look at the store from the link above, good products (same as most vets will give you) and good prices.
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pingusbrother
Thank you all for your comments and advice. On my way home from work I will pop into the local Asda and see what flea killing products I can buy. I will read the labels and ensure they are used in the correct way. The Flea treatment used on the cat and kitten is: http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/advocate-small-cat-for-cats-under-4kg_1_17625.html and I used it last night. The vet said hopefully They should be gone within 24 hrs but any strays I will kill with some flea killer.

Thank you all for your advice and hopefully I can get the kitten out of its uncomfortable stage and get it happy with life again!!

Rep has been left to all that have commented and advised

Thank you


Be careful with supermarket products like Bob Marlin de-flea, from experience they are totally useless. Go for the ones the vets use and sell like Frontline or Advocate.
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sickly sweet
Be careful with supermarket products like Bob Marlin de-flea, from experience they are totally useless. Go for the ones the vets use and sell like Frontline or Advocate.


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