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Treating a Cat for Fleas with a Topical Pesticide?

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I have recently treated my cat with a spot on flea treatment, but he still has fleas. Can I do him again after two weeks or do I have to wait the recommended five weeks?

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February 21, 20200 found this helpful

It is recommended that you do every 4 to 6 weeks. Contact a Vet for special circumstances. www.vet4life.co.uk/how-often-should-you-de-flea-your...

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February 21, 20200 found this helpful

If the cat still has fleas you'll need to get a flea comb and start to comb the cat. Use a bowl of vinegar to put the fleans in once you comb the cat. Do not treat the cat again it is way too soon.

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You can always add some vingar to water and put some of this one the cat when combing the cat with the flea comb. Fleas hate vinegar and this should help to get rid of them.

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February 24, 20200 found this helpful

It is too soon to retreat. Some of the fleas have become immune to the flea treatments. Get one from your Vet. They have the newer ones that work better. It can take a couple weeks for all the fleas to die even with a good treatment. I usually figure on three months treatment if I want all the fleas gone. Then if the cat is outside at all or exposed to another cat with fleas you will need to keep treating on a regular basis.

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March 22, 20200 found this helpful

It is dangerous to do treatment too soon after the first treatment.
I had a kitten with fleas, so I filled my sink with warm water, and put the kitten in it up to her neck. I put a glass of very hot water on the side of the sink. I know this might not work with a grown cat, but I didnt use any chemicals, the water was nice and warm, and all the fleas on her body crawled up to her neck and head, then I picked them off with tweezers, and put them in the glass of water, which killed them.

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You should put cotton balls with a little Vaseline on them in the cats ears first, to prevent fleas from escaping into her ears, but if she tolerates it, its an excellent, safe way to get rid of the fleas.
If you cant do that, because she wont tolerate being submerged in water, try putting dishwashing liquid on a washcloth and washing her with that.

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