Applying Topical Flea Meds on Cats

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Numi with terry cloth cleaning rag.I followed the package directions when applying flea treatment to my Numi cat and placed it between the shoulder blades. Well, Mr. Flexible had no trouble twisting around to lick the spot, sigh.


So, while keeping a very close eye on him, to prevent the kerchief from catching on something, I loosely tied a terry cloth cleaning rag around his neck, after blotting up any liquid that might have gotten on the surface of his fur. I was working in the same room, so he was quite safe. After a bit he stopped trying to lick, so I removed the cloth.

Lesson learned, I will always put the drops higher up on his neck to keep him from licking himself.

These medications work well on most pets, but do keep close watch after applying them, as some dogs and cats can have moderate to serious reactions to them. We had to switch brands a few years ago when the product we used on our dog made her nauseous.

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December 1, 20121 found this helpful

I totally agree with watching them after you apply it, I had 3 kitties and I tried it on them. They didn't lick it, but it drove them all three bonkers! I have never seen 2 cats (the other liked to be bathed) so happy to be bathed and they hated to be bathed!


They sat there so patiently while I washed that stuff off. Really good idea about covering it until it dried, spread out, or whatever it does; I could see a bandanna in with their cat supplies just for that purpose.


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