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Kittens-R-Us Flea questions

October 24th 2011 8:05 pm
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Grandma and Mom held me down! On my BACK! Mom held my back claws and Grandma was rubbing my belly. What are they doing? I tried to fight them. Scratching with front paws, biting and growling but they kept telling me STOP!!! What? I'm just trying to protect my bell and private parts.

So, I nicely asked Mom after I washed the horrible ordeal off, what the heck was that? Mom said she was checking for fleas and the test was positive. I have fleas. Mom said you all have fleas but Zoe and Diamond kills them with meds. Then she explained I was to young to be a flea killer for along time so I had some when I came to live here.

Why not Zach? He's not a flea killer. Turns out fleas don't like him. Hummm...does he taste bad? Maybe, it's the garlic he eats? MOL! PS- Mom is going to take me in to see about flea meds for me hopefully before the week is over (she said she is shooting for Wed. I'll be a big boy then.

Mom- Friends, how do you get rid of them when you have a kit in the house. I'm afraid to spray the carpets and upholstery like I usually do. Any suggestions?

Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

October 25th 2011 at 6:40 am

Our foster kittens have fleas and they are too young to have the meds. We were told to wash the kittens in Original Blue Dawn Dish Washing Liquid (like they use to take oil off bids----shhh don't tell the Tabbies I mentioned the "b" word). Anyway, work the Dawn into a good lather, scrub the kitty and rinse. The fleas seem to come off half alive, so you may want to do this in a bathtub so that you can rinse them right down the drain. We just tried this over the weekend and we still found a few fleas after they were washed. But all in all it really helped. We are curious to see what others recommend. Good luck and sorry we recommended a bath...that is probably something you didn't want to hear.
Purred by: Callie (Catster Member)

October 25th 2011 at 11:35 am

We don't have any advice, but sending you purrs that the fleas leave you alone soon!
Purred by: Severian DB #165b (Catster Member)

October 25th 2011 at 12:48 pm

Fleas are a major bummer. When I first came to my forever home, I had a bunch of them and, like you, I was too young for flea medicine.

I got the Dawn bath several times, and Mom gave the vacuum cleaner a really good workout for several weeks. Every day, every upholstered or carpeted surface. And the older cats, who didn't have any fleas, got the flea medicine between their shoulder blades so they couldn't be alternate hosts. It took several months, but we broke the flea life cycle.
Purred by: Griswold II DIT#57 (Catster Member)

October 25th 2011 at 2:24 pm

What's a bath?
Purred by: Zoe Kona Sunshine DG#2 (Catster Member)

October 25th 2011 at 2:25 pm

Heehee! Your about to find out little brother!
Purred by: Alex R

October 26th 2011 at 6:47 am

OMC! This doesn't sound good...


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