Getting Rid of Fleas on Kittens

November 16, 2006

kitten with fleasHaving a new litter of kittens in the house is wonderful, until you discover fleas. Unfortunately, there is not a lot you can do for fleas on newborn kittens. I discovered a great tip. Baby wipes with aloe! The kittens love being rubbed down with them. Don't worry about rubbing vigorously. They love it, just like momma giving them a bath. And, if I keep a close eye on them and do this daily, I won't see another flea.


By Kimber from WV

Editor's Note: Be sure to wait at least a week or two before handling newborn kittens and then only for a short amount of time. The mother can reject them if they don't smell right.

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July 29, 2020

I have had a problem with fleas. I have kittens that are not at the age of weaning as of yet. So I did the Dawn bath, with the kittens, and then simply didn't rinse. I patted them dry. It is warm where they are. This is a good way to get fleas off of kittens. I have also done baby shampoo baths, where I didn't rinse them off.



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August 10, 2015

I have hardwood floors all over the house except the kitchen and bedroom which have tile floors. I read where you mix apple cider vinegar, Dawn, and water, and bathe both kitties.

How much would I use of each or equal amounts?

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June 24, 2008

I have a indoor cat that hides a lot because of my two dogs. So today I finally got him to come out when the dogs were outside and noticed he was scratching bad and had scabs along his neck, back and tail. while grooming my cat as always I seen he had fleas. he does not have claws to itch himself and I feel so bad for him. What can I do to help his skin and get rid of the fleas on the animals and in the house? Please help!


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August 21, 2013

I am dirt poor except for my 3 kitties, Nala, Rajah, and Berlioz. We just got Berlioz 3 days ago and now all 3 of my babies have fleas. All 3 are indoor cats. Nala is the oldest, she's over a year old, but the other 2 are about 4 months. Please help. I don't know what to do for them.

By Lyndsay

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April 19, 2010

How old does a kitten have to be before wearing a flea collar?

By angel from Akron, OH

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March 13, 2018

How do I get rid of fleas on my 2 month old kitten?

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August 7, 2017

I rescued my kitten at about 5 or 6 weeks old, he is now 10 or 11 weeks old, my question is can I put flea drops on him now, even though the drops say to do so at 12 weeks. I give him regular baths every week or 2, and by the time he is due for a bath he has a lot of fleas on him just in that amount of time. I also go through his fur almost daily and take off the fleas that I can see and kill them.

I just don't like seeing him scratch, and the poor baby has little wounds crusted over from being bitten. Anyone have any advice? I am also aware of several of the home remedies such as apple cider vinegar, however I have had cats all through growing up and know sometimes flea drops are really what work best, so can I put the drops on him although he is only 10 or 11 weeks?

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April 24, 2017

My cat had her kittens 2weeks ago and they have fleas and need to be bathed with Dawn ASAP. This is her first litter and for whatever reason she has moved them twice now. I am guessing it's because she was "protecting them"?

If I bathe her kittens is she going to freak out and harm them or neglect them because I touched them too much or too early? I must get rid their fleas ASAP! Please, any advice would be appreciated!

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July 12, 2013

I love animals. I have a little kitten that hangs around my house. She's my neighbors kitten. My neighbor abandoned her. I can't let her in because I am allergic and have a dog.

The kitten almost died of fleas, but I got her medicine. She was doing well, but she has fleas again. It breaks my heart to watch her suffer. I visit her everyday and sometimes lay in my bed crying.


She was rid of the fleas and I was so thankful. Should I take her to a shelter? or would they just put her down? I can't watch her suffer any more.

By Amanda

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April 28, 2017

How do I remove a flea from my kitty's eye? It's gotten deep into her pupil and I was hoping for some home remedy? I can not afford to go to the vet.

So far it hasn't caused an infection; it is just watering a lot. She could use the help. Thank you in advance.

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July 19, 2010

My kittens are 2 days old and are infested with fleas. What can I do to get rid of the fleas?

By natalie

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October 2, 2014

I need home remedies to deflea infested kittens.

By danitaoster

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June 9, 2009

How can I get fleas off of a 4 week old kitten? I have already tried Dawn.


August 1, 2008

I have 4 day old kittens with fleas. How can I treat them?


July 19, 2010

We have 3 adorable 4 month old kittens that we have raised since birth, I have been finding a lot of fleas on them. Does anyone have a cheap and working remedy?


September 4, 2009

I have 5 kittens that are a week old today. I noticed that they are covered in fleas and have no idea how to get rid of them.


July 22, 2009

I am looking for an easy non-aggressive way to get rid of fleas on two day old kittens.


June 10, 2009

I have one week old kittens, 2 dogs, and 2 adult cats. I know how to get rid of the fleas that the older animals have, but the poor kittens are covered in fleas.

Kittens With Fleas


May 15, 2009

I have 3 kittens. They are only a week old today today. What can I do to get rid of the fleas that they have?


July 23, 2005

I need some home remedies and ideas for how to get rid of fleas on small kittens.


August 4, 2004

ust found 2 orphaned 4 week old kitties-house and other cats now flea infested.

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