I found 3 fleas on my kitten and I treated her right away. I sprayed the flea stuff all over, bagged blankets she touched, and she now has a flea collar. I haven't seen any around my house, but I'm sure if they were on her they are around the house. How do you know when all the fleas are gone?
By Cortneyj from London
Set a lamp on the floor without the shade and place a bowl of water with a little dish detergent in it under the light. The fleas will go to the warm bulb and fall in the water and die. That way you can see if there are still any fleas left. (04/01/2009)
Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. The fleas on your dog will not jump off. The fleas you have in your house are the result of eggs that have fallen off your dog and have hatched in your carpet. As they mature they will rise to the top and began the cycle again. Any of the flea and tick products that you get from your vet (not Wal-Mart) will kill the fleas. Your dog will act as a magnet for the fleas and eventually kill them. Most all of these products do not REPEL fleas. Your best results will come from vacuuming and applying an approved flea product. (04/01/2009)
When I would foster a kitten who had fleas, I would bathe it in baby shampoo and peroxide. Just pour a little peroxide into your hand with a little baby shampoo. Scrub gently and let sit a minute or two and then rinse. Dry thoroughly if it is cold out and don't let the cat out if it is cold until it is completely dry.
I always buy Frontline spray, safe for kittens 8 weeks or older, since it is cheaper for a multi pet household. I look it up on the internet and order it online. I think it is the best. Flea collars don't really work and nothing that you buy at the store will kill them better than the shampoo and peroxide. Frontline is the best.
Here is the website I order online from:
Hope this helps! (04/02/2009)
By Robyn Fed
Well, does your cat go outside? If yes, you can buy bombs for eggs and adults. They multiply quickly. Close all windows and follow the directions. If you can, spend the night away because of the fumes. Kitten lungs are tender.
Next buy a large bag of insect control that says it kills fleas and do all of your yard. Also follow the directions, for square feet and use a spreader. Squirrels do carry fleas outside, as well as other rodents. If you spray your kitten or use drops be careful as some are too strong for kittens. Never use a flea collar as they can choke them easily. I have rescued animals for many, many years and I am not a vet. I just love all of God's creatures. Jeannie from Louisiana (04/09/2009)
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