When a pet is given the first dose of Advantage or Revolution, do the fleas jump off the pet and into the environment? Or do the fleas die from the chemicals? I am asking this because I'm wondering if I should put the cat outside for a while? Is it okay for it to sleep on my bed right after giving the dose? I don't want the fleas to jump off of my cat and onto my sheets!
By Cyinda from the WA
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I have never observed fleas jumping off my dog from a treatment of Advantix. However, they do jump off the dog onto beds, couches, rugs, etc. before the treatment. That's often how I found out the dog had fleas. I guess it's that time of year again :(
Anyone claiming that fleas dont jump off after treatment or they dont have any in their bed is in flat out denial!!! This insistent denial wont fix your problem. The first step is acceptance in you have a flea problem and if your animal is in your bed not only does your pet have fleas so do you and they are biting you. As soon as you treat with whatever it is your using fleas will jump off and in most cases are dying and will be dead. This is all common sense. The best remedy as someone said is comb and wash with dawn dish soap, this kills a good majority of them then you apply advantage or whatever to kill the rest of them.
No, the fleas don't jump off after the treatment.
Well yes they do! I luckily put a towel down after on my bed and the cat got up after about 4 hours. Thankfully I decided to turn the light on and look at the towel and there were at least 40 fleas crawling all Over most definitely alive!
To the person claiming no, they dont jump off. You are 100% absolutely incorrect and you are not knowledgable about fleas. Please stop claiming to be!
I just woke up with fea on me and crawling on our sheets. We put advantage 11 on him about 8 hours ago. When they come off do they die?
Yes,, they do jump off....and on bravecto, unless they bite they do not die....I have ticks and fleas in my bed...I use diamatraceous earth, the food grade under my sheets...and around bed legs...kills them dead....fab product...still like my flea meds though
I just used Pet Armor liquid flea form and flea's are jumping off of my kitten and don't seem to be dieing like the Pet Armor promised! Now I don't know what to do!?
Wrong, yes they definitely do!
Use salt and/or baking soda in your carpets. It dries out the eggs, pupae, larvae. The fleas will eventually die if they don't have a host to suck blood from. Whatever you do, don't use flea bombs. They made the fleas worse in our house.
They don't jump off they rise to the top of the animal and fall off dead. I switched from Frontline Plus to the Frontline Gold. The Plus didn't work as well this year. , I find fleas but only dead ones that fall off or when they rise to the top and I see them I remove them. This is after their daily walls.
It means your product is working if they are dead when you find them. I'm not finding any live fleas and we started treating the yard with Diametacious Earth.
I just put that all over my apartment today praying it works.
Can you tell me where I can order this online?
Was using a nit comb on the dog and one jumped off the nit comb! This was after treatment
You can order from Amazon, get the foid grade not the one for swimming pools. I get my mine from an organic nursery. I got a flour sifter and sifted all over my little yard, porch, deck and in my gravel driveway. Then I got the puffer. Make sure you order one of those too. And puffed it along baseboards, window seals on pet bedding and just basically all over my house. Lol
No one mentions fleas jumping from pets to humans. Something is eating me alive and its been a week or so since I gave them the 90 day pill. Please if anyone has any suggestions for me on what to do like a lotion or cream someone maybe tried. Thank you. Denise
I gave my cat Capstar can I give PetArmor Plus at the same time they both make the fleas jump off and die
Have a glass of boiling hot water with a little dish soap in it and try and get the damn flea into the boiling water before it jumps. Then have a cold glass of water to cool the comb down and keep on grooming. Have a towel at the ready to dry comb in between. Also, if you can, do pet outside (but this is not often as easy as it sounds i.e. access, weather etc). Or if you can do in an area with no carpet, or rugs i.e. laundry. But even then - ya just know they will jump on ya.
Yes..i put my cats out for the day after flea treatment....its common sence x
Lie! Took my cat to vet sat got her treated came home this am and boom house infested.
I agree. My dog has seresto collar and gets topical flea treatment once a month. The dog is so protected that he's good but my bed and house are not.
You dont need to use boiling hot water. Just blue dawn dish detergent works with any temperature water.
That is because it worked. All the pupae are coming out looking for a host and your animal is not ideal with treatment
I go crazy with chigger bites. Chiggers in yard and garden. Don't bother anyone else in family
That's super dangerous! The Seresto collar is a topical treatment! You can't give a separate topical in addition. That's a recipe for killing your dog. My vet worries that the Seresto alone puts too much medicine in my dog, adding another chemical is way too much.
I'm new to this: but in my humble opinion people report from their own experiences. Why be mean?
What are the sticky inserts called?
My mom just told me about that. It's called flea stop.
Both please might have been on that towel with your cat got up even if you had not just treated it. It sounds like you had a serious infestation and the only way to battle an investigation is to treat the animals and the environment AT THE SAME TIME. Diatomaceous earth or fleabusters powder are the very best environmental treatments. You and your pets do not have to leave the house and they are not toxic or dangerous to either one of you. I have never used the diatomaceous Earth which you can get at home Depot Or Google to see where else it's available, I'm sure you can probably get it on Amazon. Fleabusters powder again Google where to buy it, I got it on Amazon but I know it's available in some stores I think Walmart is one of them. The fleabusters powder you sprinkle around on your rugs or carpet underneath cushions on furniture and cracks on your hardwood along the edges of your walls where the floor meets the wall anywhere please can hide. Then you brush it into the carpet with a broom, get it in there really good. After that you vacuum every day because this vibration causes the eggs to hatch. What these two treatments do is dehydrate the fleas. So it takes a couple of weeks to eradicate all of them but you will notice that when you see one they get easier and easier to kill until they just literally fall apart when you touch them. You're supposed to do this once a year but whenever I have done it I've never had to do it again. but you have to flea treat your animals the same day otherwise it just becomes a vicious cycle of them jumping from the environment onto your animal and from your animal back into the environment.
No, they dont jump off. They may fall off when they die, but I never saw any. I did notice that any fleas living in my carpet jumped onto the cat and died also. Any hatching fleas died the dame way. I know I had fleas in my carpet when I treated the cat and I havent seen any for 3 years now (indoor cats). I never had to treat again.
When I applied revelution the fleas DID start jumping off. I combed her an hour after application and the fleas moved slower and I saw a lot more crawling around in her fur then I did on her skin. They were a lot easier to get off of her. I just combed her a 2nd time and It's been 10 hrs since her application and there are still fleas moving on her. I hope the rest die because I know she can't have another application for 30 days. I also hope the live fleas that have jumped off or that I've combed off die because I combed her in my garage.
I just treated my cat with revolution after finding a tick on my son. I didn't even know we had fleas and all of a sudden I'm getting bitten. I think they are leaving the cat from the treatment as I wasn't getting bitten before the treatment.
I've noticed the fleas moving closer to there pp area obviously because the medicine is applied to the back of there necks they do jump off when you try to grab them unless they run away fast enough before you can grab them above the hair over all they try to stay on the dogs or cats body also I have noticed a 1 or 2 on my leggings while i was washing my face hoping they will die still even tho they got off my dogs the directions for the meds say you have to wait a month to reapply so I figure the solution will continue to work n kill the fleas and eggs fingers crossed feel so bad for the little guys I'll keep yall posted
I just treated my cat with Advantage II and it did sleep on my bed. (as usual) Well, for the next 2 nights, I kept waking up with bites all over me. Didn't see anything biting me. I am covered with bites from head to toe. I looked good at the bed and there are fleas under the sheets, on the mattress, and on the blankets. They certainly do jump off the cat after treatment!!! I am proof!!
Hi there. How have u gotten rid of them since?
They aren't jumping off as much as they are falling off and dying....
First of all,if you cat or dog has fleas, you need to first...buy Capstar, it's a pill that kills fleas for 24 hours and they will all be dead. Then apply the Revolution or the Advantage. You have to really treat the environment also.. And please.....get the bug protectors for your bed. The fleas are horrible creatures. I hate that they co-habit this environment and torment our furry friends and us too. My vet told me that the fleas were biting me because i was on blood thinners and they didn't have to inject an anticoagulant.. But please..get some capstar and it can be given at the same time you treat your animal. I am using Revolution. I used them all, but my vet loves revolution, he said that the fleas were finding resistance to Advantage and Frontline. The fleas are so hard to get rid of. I finally bought a Roomba to continually vacuum. Its a hard battle, but Capstar, spot on and diligent environmental treatment--call an exterminator.. F
I sprayed with another formula of flea riddant and they have been jumping off like crazy. Literally jumping ship!
I have treated both my cats with Hertz flea meds and they both sleep on my bed and I found no fleas.
Hartz may be killing the fleas but it has been proven deadly to cats as well! Look it up online you'll find lots of articles about it
That is correct- do not use Harts products!! Any vet, SPCA, etc will tell you to stay away from it. Before we knew this my daughter had sprayed the carpeting with it and we now have a cat with neurological problems. He was fine before this.
Yup! Fleas can get of the pet as they are dying. Most flea products cause a hyperexcitability stage when they first start to kill the flea. These are the fleas you are seeing that come up to the surface of the pets coat. Some products work by paralyzing the flea, and as they are dying, they are falling off. Some repel the fleas. With most contact products, even short contact with the treated pet will be enough to kill the flea, it just takes some time. There is nothing on the market that is instantaneous.
I just used front line on my Yorky and two jumped off . Likee you I hope they are dying and not just jumping ship.
Wash your cat in dawn before applying flea treatment. The dawn us safe for your kitten or cat and it kills the fleas currently on your cat. OR, you can dip a flea comb in warm water with dawn and comb through your cats fur. Keep re-dipping the flea comb as the soapy water kills the fleas caught in the comb. I brought in a 5 week old feral kitten and cleaned him in dawn and soapy water before applying flea treatment. Haven't seen any fleas since
Tip; if you have a really bad infestation/or just want to make sure your cat is clean and flea free......give them a warm bath first in a little shampoo. Make the bath deep and slowly immerse the cat in - don't stress him out too much if you can help it. The fleas will DROWN and float to the top of the bath water. Then give them a good dry off, a good groom, lotsa love, a nice meal and then when they are totally dry then do the Flea treatment. Cats hate baths but they might tolerate a one off to get all nice and clean. I did mine in the laundry sink after he had been stuck down a drain for 2 weeks.
PS the fleas don't jump off of mine after flea treatment unless outbreak is severe - and then they definitely would.
First of all your cats should NEVER be outside. Ask any vet, rescue other person who knows anything about domesticated cats and they will tell you that if you love your cat you will never let it go outside. It is important to play with them and change the environment so they don't get bored, by leaving the box from your most recent Amazon delivery out changing it with a next one comes, breaking in a piece of sod grass for them to lay on and eat, moving their posts around things like that. As far as fleas go they die when you treat the animal and the environment on the same day. If you just do one or the other they just keep moving back and forth from the animal to the rug or bed or wherever and back again. Use diatomaceous earth or fleabusters powder. Google them. You are the animals do not have to leave the house it is not toxic or harmful to you or the animal. Follow the directions carefully. If you don't like the fact that your animal has this nasty chemical on it try using edible flea treatments. I use comfortis because so many of the other ones have been associated with seizures and other problems. Make sure you're giving the right dose. you can grind it up and mix it in a little wet food and your cat will never even though it has been flea treated. Gone is the trauma associated with catching scruffing holding down your cat in order to get that nasty liquid on their neck. And again, please do not let your cats go outside.
Okay so yesterday evening, I applied Banfields First Shield Trio to both of my dogs. Its one of those ones that you put on the back of their neck. Its supposed to work within six hours. My dogs slept with me on my bed last night because I wanted them with me. That being said, I woke up at 3AM and feel something jumping around under the covers so I immediately get up, cut the lights on, and yank my duvet off the bed and theres a bunch of moving fleas all over my sheet. I immediately get up and throw all my bedding into the wash and headed straight to Wal-Mart to get flea shampoo and some other things that I figured would help. But my question is, why the hell were essentially all the fleas that were on my dog, on my sheet fully alive despite the promise of the thing saying it kills all fleas within six hours. Im confused and so frustrated.
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