|Purred: Thu Aug 7, '14 3:36am PST |
|So I have two indoor cats and a couple weeks back I noticed it seemed something was irritating them, on further inspection I found one (Nibbler) had bald spots on her hind legs.
I did some inspecting and noticed little black specks on their bedding and realised it was fleas, also found one dead flea in their bed.
My partner went in to the vet to discuss our options and they gave us frontline for the early stages of fleas. We applied this on the 17h of July. Things seemed fine for a bit but last week we noticed they were again irritated and large clumps of hair everywhere. So partner went back to the vet and they gave him something called RIP Fleas to do the carpet, bedding etc as we can't reapply anything to the cats for 5 weeks.
Unfortunately, the cats are still irritated and I found a flea on Gizmo the other day. Excessive grooming has meant more clumps of hair being pulled out and as a result of this their bald spots are getting more obvious and they're puking up more furballs than normal. I feel like it's affecting their behaviour too, they just don't seem themselves.
I hate to see them suffer like this. We are going to redo the spray stuff for the house and rewash everything, maybe try a nitcomb to see if we can't catch any of the buggers but is there anything else I can do in the mean time to ease the itching for them?
Any help would be appreciated, I just want them to be okay and I am sad I can't help
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