Removing Fleas on a Young Kitten

This works 100%. Get a small biscuit tin and fill with luke warm water. Place the kitten in and keep the head above water! Get the kitten completely wet and hold the kitten in the water for about 20-30 seconds. The fleas drown. Then just comb them off. It really works. Bathe them every other day. It will also get them used to being bathed when they are older :)

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August 11, 20160 found this helpful

If there is no soap in the water, the water's surface adhesion means the fleas float. This is a direct quote from one of many websites on controlling fleas on cats.

5. Soapy water flea trap

Fleas, well, they arent the brightest things in the world, which is good news for us. They are attracted to light, and find its shining splendor irresistible. To take advantage of this, place a very shallow dish with sudsy water under a night light so when they hop towards the light, they hop into the water and drown. Use hot or warm water, as they seek things out by temperature.

You will need
-A shallow dish (a yogurt lid works well)
-Warm water
-Dish soap
-A night light

Directions
Fill a shallow dish with warm soapy water and place directly under a night light.

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Check the trap in the morning, empty it, and repeat to help get the fleas under control.

Cats are particularly sensitive creatures, and with the tendency to lick their fur, chemical fleas treatments can make many owners take pause. They also metabolize essential oils differently than dogs, making most of them toxic to felines, which then present another barrier when it comes to flea control. Prevention, such as regularly washing your pets bedding and vacuuming, is one of the best ways to keep you on top in your fight with fleas. If nothing natural seems to work, do know that the infestation may be to such a point that a trip to the vet is needed. Even if you would really rather not go, you and your cat will be better off for it.

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When we had a cat in the house, I started bathing him as a kitten so he was used to it. I used a flea soap for cats and it smelled good. When he was grown, I put him in a 5 gallon bucket that I set in the bathtub. It was a shorter bucket and larger around than the regular 5 gallon bucket.

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It worked really well as he was able to stand in the bucket with his head out of the water. I can't say that he loved taking a bath. The two of us did a lot of talking to each other during the bath. He did like the warm water because he would relax and let me get all of him under water except his head. Bathing him really helped with the shedding.

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