Getting Rid of Fleas on a Kitten

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

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March 13, 20180 found this helpful
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One of the best ways I've found is to use vinegar and a flea comb. You need to put this in a spray bottle and spray it on the cat. Make a bowl of vinegar and comb the cat. Clean the comb in the bowl to get the fleas off the comb. This will also kill the fleas too. The cat is very young and a lot of flea products in the market are harsh and they aren't so good for the cat. I use vinegar to kill the fleas on my animals all the time and it really keeps them off.

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September 9, 20180 found this helpful

I had my Dex for almost 5 yrs before I had to deal with fleas with him. I had gotten him off Kijiji when he was 2 he may have had fleas before I got him I'm not sure, but we very quickly realized he was allergic to freaking fleas and A friend told me about Capstar! OMG amazing, its a pill you crush up and put in a bit of tuna or wet food.

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And it starts working in an hr it says up to 90% of live fleas will be killed. I also bathed him with Dawn dish soap and cleaned like a crazy. But no more bits ! He was also started being treated with drops every 3 months too. He was put down earlier this summer and we just got a kitten infested and I was able to treat him with it he was only 7 wks old. And did the trick so far.

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March 13, 20180 found this helpful

Diluted Dawn soap and a flea comb.

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March 13, 20180 found this helpful

Use the regular white vinegar, fleas and ants hate the smell. put part vinegar and water in a spray bottle, spray your kitten be VERY careful around the mouth and eyes , use a large comb and gently comb thru the fur rinsing off the comb in a separate bowl of water.

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March 14, 20180 found this helpful

Hopefully your 2 month old will let you give him/her a bath as a bath is not a natural thing to them - cats do not usually like to have even a few drops of water on them.

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  • Combing them and placing fleas in a bowl of water (add a few drops of liquid soap to the water) usually works but you still have fleas in your home to contend with.
  • Diatomaceous Earth - DE (food grade only!) is good to use to kill the fleas in your carpets, furniture, bedding, anyplace where a flea can hide.
  • DE (food grade) is safe for pets and humans but it is best to not breath the dust when scattering it in your home. Once it settles it is not harmful to you or your pets - actually good for your pets as you can add small amounts to their food.
  • Here is a site that explains how to use DE to kill fleas in your home. It is best to wear a mask while applying the DE as it is difficult to not breath some of the dust.
  • www.fleabites.net/.../
  • You can buy DE at most big box stores (Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart) also on line or any pet store. Just be sure it is food grade only.
  • DE is good for killing most household bugs as well as fleas.
  • www.diatomaceousearth.com/
  • www.homedepot.com/.../206857782
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March 15, 20180 found this helpful

it would be best to not have to bathe or put anything wet on the young kitten if nothing else because they don't care for it

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to treat the bedding areas you can put lavender and cedar chip sachets since fleas hate these scents.

lemon or vinegar spray works well too, on your pet or on bedding.

Borax is great for killing fleas but should never be put directly on your cat or areas where he might be exposed. If it could be put in an area where fleas enter the domain but not necesarily where your cat hangs out that woudl be great.

to apply on your cat, simple table salt will dehydrate and kill the fleas. It should be safe to spread especially in its belly area where fleas are active. Ssalt can also be sprinkled liberally in the bedding areas and high traffic areas

This product is a powder that seems to work well on cats and is natural www.onlynaturalpet.com/.../999013.aspx

here are other ideas www.mnn.com/.../7-natural-flea-remedies-cats-and...

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