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, 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.
They do. I just treated with Bravecto and they started jumping off for dear life.
What did u use to treat your cat for fleas? And your carpets? I am going crazy hear cause I treated the cats with capstar and treated my carpets and the fleas are still around any other recommendations.
Advantage and acclaim house hold flea spray x
Cap star is only good for 24 hrs.
Capstar only works for I believe 24 to 48 hours and then the cat can get reinfested it's not like advantage or Frontline that works for like 30 days like I said it only works for 24 to 48 hours so you need to use another treatment that will cause the fleas to stay off of your cat if the fleas should get on your cat while they are under the 30-day treatment those hitchhiker fleas will die but you do need to reapply after the 30 days again. The great thing about capstar is it kills a high percentage of fleas in a very short period of time it's good to use when your cat is infested.
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'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
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! I don't know if they would have died but it was hours after treatment and I am still finding them.
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. There were more after we flea bombed than before. And, no, they didn't eventually die off because of the flea bombs either. Also, put out pans of soapy water underneath night lights on the floor. The fleas jump in and drown in the soapy water. We are now flea-free after doing these things.
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.
There's some subtle difference between the plus and the Gold. My dogs don't go crazy scratching and I wasn't finding dead fleas with the plus. They are scratching with the Frontline Gold.
I also bathe them weekly
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
See 6yrs ago we had 6months of hell with a flea/bird mite infestation and after spending thousands on exterminator, vacuuming everyday, salting carpets, everything you can do, we called this organic gardener and he told us about diatomaceous earth and these lights with sticky inserts that attract all kinds of flying bugs and i kid you nit, within 2days gone. We were amazed and relieved cause the bird mites are relentless. I out revolution and rub DE on my cat. Also sprinkle a little in their food to get rid of tapeworms. My czt won't eat it if he sees me putting in his food, so I have to do it sneaky like. I was reading you can take a spoonful for cleansing your gut, but never tired it. Good luck
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.
Wash with vinegar an water, hair too, leave on hair 3 min. Then rinse. They hate vinegar. You can take a clean spray bottle an put 1 tbsp applecider vinegar an the rest water an spray yourself all over too. They hate it.
Diatomaceous Earth made our cat extremely sick. Do not put this onto cats. Please Get flea medication instead.
I would suggest that you purchase a better product. The cheapest isn't the best option for animals when it comes to flea treatment, food, or litter.
If you're going to cheap out, try Advecta or Advecta II. It's very comparable to Advantix II.
Trash the Pet Armor. That stuff almost caused my grandparents dog to die. Not sure why bit within hours he was one sick puppy.
Otherwise I speak from years of experience with cats. I am a mother of five and have fostered countless cats, kittens, nursing mothers with kittens, abandoned litters, abandoned newborns, etc.
The gig about the pans of soapy h20...thats facts!
A simple Google search for any product will return a plethora of results. You can always click on the shopping tab once you've searched in order to limit your results to marketable items
Best advice I've seen yet regarding bathing.
Make sure to apply the Dawn generously, as the point is to suffocate the fleas with it more or less. That's why they have the oily duck on the bottle...cuz it's rad for bathing animals of all kinds!
Tested, proven, tried & true.
Do you use brave to does that really work because Ive found the frontline gold does not work
My cat has fleas i used s flea spray and they came to the ends of her hair also they were on the floor after she got up
Here's a tip for controlling a fee infestation. Ours was in Texas 13 years ago. Thousands of fleas. Tossed all belongings in infested rooms. No carpets. Had to quarantine and shave cats. Daily baths and brushings with flee comb and dawn dish soap. Avoid their face. Floors were black with live fleas. We put on white knee-high socks and would walk across the room. Then shake or pull them off and drop them into a mixing bowl filled with rubbing alcohol. Instant death. Recommend to us by our vet. It is an affordable hassle free way of dealing with them. No mixing and no chemicals/poisons. Research and understand the life and behavior of a flea and like any bug you can control it. Granted, this method is time consuming and best used if you have a few jumping on you as you leave the house. Daily deep cleaning of the infested area was required. The process took about 2 months but we've been flea free since. Note: drop flea in center of bowl to kill so it doesn't have the chance to climb out. Skim dead fleas out of bowl when it fills enough for live fleas to hop off the bodies to avoid death. This prevents escape and waste. Otherwise...buy a lot of RA bottles to refill with.
frontline doesnt work. and to get rid of all the life stages of the flea i recommend steam cleaning every thing. and washing in 90 degree wash bedding yours and the pets. spray a flea barrier outside. re steam after 24 hours and then vaccum. dont vaccum after steaming. let the eggs hatch and die.
worse thing u cant do is put them outside where the problem began. hmmm not so good.
It can cause illness during the detoxing. That is common and normally expected. It just means your pet has been detoxed .
Every once in awhile when the fleas are really bad I have to put diatomaceous earth in my house. I find it works way better than baking soda and quicker. Once the fleas touch it they start dying. I've used this method for years and it's never let me down. It has to be food grade limitations Earth. It's good for your pets to consume and even humans. It kills any and all bugs that touch it. The key is the they have to touch it. I powder up my dog and my cat really good , it's not a surefire remedy but it does about 75% of the work. You must clean clean and vacuum vacuum vacuum. I hope this is helpful. I leave it down on the carpets and floors for about 2 days then vacuum right up. Even if you have small children it won't hurt them.
Then you probably didn't get food grade. Food grade won't hurt anything I eat it every day to flush out my colon. Works marvelously. If you do not get food grade it contains chemicals yes that will hurt animals and humans.
Do work to get rid of fleas, I need ideas too. But my uncle told me about chiggarid, you put a drop on the flea bite and it stopped all my itching. They had it in the Midwest. It should be everywhere! It's online. Is diatomaceous earth or baking soda/salt safe for cats to walk on? Or sniff. Are there any new effective flea treatments really safe, safe for seniors?
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 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
Problem with those pills is they will kill the fleas that are on the pet however once they go back outside and get more fleas you would have to give them Capstar again as far as I'm aware. Correct?
NO! You only give the tablet once a month.
That's one of the best products available. The only one I'd suggest beyond this is Revolution!
Nothing is guaranteed to kill 100% of the fleas. If you were badly infested, you should always begin with a product like Capstar or Capaction. After administration of this pill, the fleas literally DO fall off and jump off the animal. Follow this up with a flea bath using DAWN DISH LIQUID. NO FLEA PRODUCTS. You may give them a bath twice if needed
I rescued a domestic long haired kitty and I had to bathe him twice after capaction/capstar. Wait about 12-24 hours and its safe to administer a topical spot treatment on their neck, such as Revolution or Advantage II...it's about $65 for a 3 month supply. If that's not in your budget it is efficient to use ADVECTA or ADVECTA II found at Walmart. You can get a 4 month supply for around $30-35.
If you have fleas after this, I daresay the issue is not your animal. And if you're getting bit like crazy in bed, I think that you probably let the problem go on unattended and untreated for so long that it's gotten so bad....and no offense, but you deserve the bites now bc think of the hell you've put your pet through from then to now. They have gotten it 10 fold for a long time and I'm willing to bet if you're honest about it, you finally tried treatment cause you were getting bitten prior to finally spending the money to take care of your pet!
Most ASPCA and local humane society/cat rescue could have helped you for next to nothing or possibly free...but you didn't care enough about your pet to search for options online.
Shame on you.
It works for 24 hrs supposedly. It's meant to be a solution to help you deal with the problem
Capstar>Bath>Flea Comb>Spot Treatment>Fumigate home while kitty and you leave.
Why so nasty? No need at all.
AFter topical treatment, the fleas still bite the cat before they die. They must ingest the med from the cat's bloodstream. So the cat is still suffering--maybe just as much as before treatment--until all the fleas are out of the environment. Could take 3-4 months.
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.
I just got a kitten today and she was just treated, I put a white towel down under her for her nap and I've found 11 little fleas is this normal?
My cat stays inside. I've let him out twice but that was 8 months ago. I think he got them from a friend's dogs, but I'm not positive.
Anyway, I treated him with Frontline Plus for Cats about 2.5 weeks ago, and got some Capstar, which I do see pretty immediate results, but it hurts to watch him go from laying down, sleeping, peacefully, to jumping up and itching/licking like crazy. I keep a flea comb and a cup of water with Dawn soap close by, because sometimes I'll see them rise to the fur, or end up on his white "flea sheet."
I got some spray stuff from Petco... some herbal spray, like $20, and seems like it's doing nothing. So I may try the DM method for environmental.
I appreciate all of the insight here. This is my first summer with my cat, and his 1st birthday was yesterday.
Okay people I've had dogs for half my life and I have used it all everything and the only thing that seems to work is the pill any drop on their neck or shampoo barely even puts a dent on them you have to get the pill tractor supply about 30 40 bucks and then of course vacuum a lot and wash their bedding to get the dead ones up but the drips do not work..... Combing them only help the moment doesn't get rid of
It really depends on how bad the infestation, how many were on the animal and what stage they are. Personally I didn't see any jumping off but maybe because they're so small, I did see some moving in his fur after though and read they'll shake and bite when they're dying usually.
Try washing dog w Castille soap b/c it doesnt remove skin oils where the Frontline treatment is contained. Detergents like Dawn remove skin oils. For this reason, Castille soap is also good when you are washing dogs often. You can mix a solution w Castille soap, water and neem oil to quickly kill fleas on pet, but the lather will kill them too if you wait 10 minutes. Lookup a specific recipe b/c you only want a few drops of the oil per quart. Neem oil is very useful on plants and yard to control insects, so good to have around.
Other essential oils you can add are Tea Tree oil to soothe skin, lavendar as antibacterial and peppermint as flea repellant. I used 2c squeeze bottles (like for ketchup) from the $ store. Easy to mix and label w sharpie. Easy to use in bath / shower.
Castille soap is also really good for washing engine oil and grime, from working on cars, off hands and skin. Its supposed to be a general cleaner for people, dogs, laundry, dishes, household, ... I got Dr Jacobs brand at COSTCO.
I really like these products instead of more expensive dog shampoos and special hand cleaners. The soap may seem expensive, but its concentrated.
Umm Im doing the Capstar treatment and Frontline treatment and the little baby fleas are falling off yes and still moving but not jumping and adult fleas are falling off dead .. they are falling off because my cats are scratching like crazy but the baby ones arent dead :(((
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