I've got a 5 week old orphaned kitten. She didn't appear to have fleas at first but as I was bathing her, I noticed fleas going into her ear. They were too fast for me to catch. Would a flea remedy work even if the fleas go into her ears?
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Take kitten to vet. Young kittens (cats, too) are sensitive to flea meds (the ones for dogs you find in stores can kill them, apparently -- my friend's kitten died from having seizures due to a flea collar). Vets have flea medicines that are specifically for kittens and they can tell you if the kitten is old enough for treatment or not. They also will have a cat ear cleaning solution that you can gently squirt in the ears that will make the fleas come out or at least drown them.
careful not too use flea meds on young kittens or dogs.....the amount needed to kill the fleas may also kill the animal when it absorbs through the skin and gets into the blood stream.....look up some natural remedies on the internet, call a vet for advice a call shouldn't cost $ and do alot of outside combing....
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Take your kitten to a vet. A five week old kitten is too young to be away from its mother. You are harming the kitten by not having it checked at the vet. Flea medicine is powerful, poisonous - remember, it has to kill fleas - and applied incorrectly, can harm a 5-week old kitten. Don't play God!! TAke the kitten to a vet.
just an fyi stay away from HARTZ flea medication. it can kill your cat, young and old. it can cause less serious reactions sush as seizures and serious stomach upset as well.
Most flea medication and shampoos are not safe for kittens so young. If you find a shampoo for kittens, I have a solution for the flea in the ear problem. Put the shampoo around your kittens ears first, this will keep them from heading for the ear first. When I bathe my cats or dogs, I start with a shampoo ring around their necks, because I have seen fleas crawl in eyes and noses during baths.
Just left feedback and then remembered something else that may be the solution to the age problem. I had a dog that once got a terrible infestation. They were in the house, so everytime I bathed her, she got covered again. I bought a lice comb at Wal-Mart that was battery operated and is supposed to disrupt the nervous system of lice and nits. I combed her with it twice a day for about a week and the fleas were gone.
I have an orphaned kitten who is 5 weeks old right now! I got him a week ago. He was flea ridden and I got the best tip to rid him of fleas that worked wonders. Someone from Petco told me to bathe him with the orininal blue Dawn dishsoap and use a flea comb while drying the kitten and after to help get them off.
USE olive oil for any kitten no matter what age.
Use a lot! Leave it on a couple of hours, you don't have to rinse it off, if there is no mom to lick it clean, you can rub with a towel, fleas can't breath..gets rid of lice and ticks too.
Start with inside the ears first and avoid eyes and mouth.
DO NOT ADD any essential oils like cedar or tea tree or peppermint. these can cause pneumonia or seizures and ultimately death.
Olive oil doesn't burn and leaves coat and skin healthy.
Treat mom's who lick kittens clean with piperazine (worm remedy easily purchased at any retail store. however NEVER treat already ill cats with wormer!
CDC recommends this olive oil treatment for humans with head lice as some lice is resistant to commercial chemical preparations sold over the counter!
You can give Avon's Skin So Soft a try it worked on my mothers dog and kitten. Also it is save for human babbies so it won't hurt your pet.
I too have a small kitten w/ flea problems and I read on this site about dawn soap. It worked. As I was bathing the kitty all of them stopped moving, I then picked them off and shazam he was itch free, for a day. I cant give him a bath everyday. So I comb and comb. but this is getting old. HELP what more can I do?
I just found a 4 week old kitten, when I took him to be check he also had flees. The vet said the best thing to do is comb comb comb. She also said in the uk they spray a towel LIGHTLY and wrap the kitten, keep his head out and hold him like that for no more than 5 min.
One of the most effective ways to get fleas out of your home is to leave a bowl of soapy water under a nightlight in several rooms. The fleas are drawn to the light and then drown in the water.
We had a recent infestation and it took care of the ones in our house without having to spray.
Any shampoo will kill fleas if left on long enough. I think it is about 5 minutes?
I was saddened to learn that someone would bathe with nothing but vinegar. If it will clean sinks and disposals - would you bathe with it yourself?
Have you tasted water with vinegar in it? Do you know that vinegar kills bacteria. What if it distroys all the good bateria in your pets colon? If vinegar was helpful for the skin, it would be in every cosmetic around. It would be a real cheap preservative for the cosmetic industry.
Um, I have put vinegar in my bathwater. I have used it when my scalp itches like crazy and won't stop. I am still alive. My skin is fine. I got it in my eyes and it burned, but not for long.
Perhaps you should use brewer's yeast in the food, the fleas do not like the odor from your pets skin, I realize you have a problem, which is hopefully rectified by now. As a preventitive measure use the brewer's yeast or garlic. hope this helps you or someone else looking at these posts.
Please indicate how much brewers yeast is to be added to about 1/4 a can of cat food, thank you.
I have a 5 week old kitten as well. She has fleas. I tried the Dawn dish soap trick and it got rid of a lot of the fleas but not all of them. I'm constantly combing her to get them off, but I need something that is more effective. Any ideas?
little kittens need no medication for their fleas, just bathe them in a vinegar,dishsoap,water combo and dry them then comb them they love the attention and it will discipline them to be bathed and groomed.. if they don't like the bath.....washcloth and saturate them...(not the fact) q-tip their ears first so the fleas don't hide there.... be blessed animal lovers..... they are God's creation also :)
My mom used to use vinegar in my hair when we ran out of conditioner. It softens your hair... and I know this may be weird, but I like the smell of it! It isn't toxic or people wouldn't use it when dying eggs, then eating the eggs! That is also what makes pickles! So if the vinegar thing works.Go for it!
The kitten's very first stop should be at a vet. It is too young to be away from its mother and it needs to be looked at - virtually every kitten not only has fleas, it also has worms - bathing it will not get rid of the worms. Cats do not EVER need to be bathed (unless of course they have been in something REALLY foul) - they take care of their own grooming and do much better at it that humans can. Please take your kitten to a vet immediately.
My husband brought home a kitten that he found in the middle of a busy street on his way to work. I took her to the vet immediately to get her checked out to make sure she wasn't hurt, found out she is 5 weeks old and infested with fleas. The vet said she was too young for Frontline and sprayed her with a flea spray and told me to give her a dawn bath within an hour. The vet did send me home with a sample of Frontline but since she weighed just 1 pound we couldn't use it. This all happened a week ago and I just saw 3 fleas on her just now and I am sure there is more. I don't wanna have to give her another bath, but I don't want fleas in my house or on my other animals either. Now I feel like I have fleas on me! ugh, I hate those things!
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