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sarah2030 28-08-2013 02:49 PM

my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
Hi my cat has given birth to four gorgeous kittens and their all infested with fleas what can I do to get rid of them as ive read up on fleas bein fatal to kittens so young also before anyone suggests ive already spoke to vet and they said use frontline spray on them but ive read back of spray and it says only to be used on kittens 8 weeks and older and my cat is also nursing so cant give her it either ive dun the old fashions flea comb and bathing ect but its not workin can anyone help ? X

cats galore 28-08-2013 02:55 PM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
you seriously have no choice but to treat them. read my stories on the kittens i rescued and you will see what happens if you don't do it. from what i understand you can spray a cloth with the spray then rub it over the kittens - whatever you do though, get them treated. you'll regret it if you don't. just to add you will more than likely need to use a wormer too but make sure you use an appropriate one
http://www.petforums.co.uk/cat-healt...so-poorly.html

http://www.petforums.co.uk/cat-chat/...ow-bridge.html

lostbear 28-08-2013 03:46 PM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cats galore (Post 1063154122)
you seriously have no choice but to treat them. read my stories on the kittens i rescued and you will see what happens if you don't do it. from what i understand you can spray a cloth with the spray then rub it over the kittens - whatever you do though, get them treated. you'll regret it if you don't. just to add you will more than likely need to use a wormer too but make sure you use an appropriate one
http://www.petforums.co.uk/cat-healt...so-poorly.html

http://www.petforums.co.uk/cat-chat/...ow-bridge.html

What a tragic account. I hadn't seen this thread before - it was heartbreaking. I agree that the OP must treat her kittens - but (and I know little of such things) if she rubs frontline over the kittens using a cloth, is the mammy cat not likely to get poisoned when she washes them? Or is it the lesser of two evils?

If mothercat is treated, and all bedding etc will it be possible to check over ALL kittens and the mother cat every day, catch the fleas and crush the little buggers between your thumbnails, or would this cause too much disruption and stress for mammy cat?

People who want to breed puppies and kittens have no idea of the stress and worry involved if you love your animals and don't regard them as expendable.

Paddypaws 28-08-2013 03:47 PM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
Would it be worth taking mum and kittens down to the vets so they can treat them for you, they are more experienced in handling flea treatments.
I don't know if it is a bad idea to suggest moving them like this, but I do know that as CG says, they have to be treated.
Could you ask a vet nurse to do a house visit??

Figaro 28-08-2013 04:09 PM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
Please treat them ASAP. Most vets offer free kitten checks and the flea stuff should cost about 25

Poor things :(

catcoonz 28-08-2013 05:04 PM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
you can use frontline spray on kittens from 2 days old, pump on spray on a cotton wool ball, do a ball for each kitten, wipe starting on the tummy, avoiding where the cord has been and wipe under the back legs, final wipe along the back from tail to neck so you are pushing fur upwards.

You have to treat mum aswell, ask the vet what to use on lactating queens, i have in the past used advocate but that was purely on the advise from my vet as its not been tested on lactating queens by the company.

sarah2030 30-08-2013 09:29 PM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
Hi thank you for your advice I do have an appointment on monday 9th sept for cat and kittens but is that not too long away? I took them in as rspca wouldnt help or any cat and dog shelters its dreadful really I cudnt just leave them im on benefit too with two small children so cant really afford much but ill try my best just think its horrible how ppl get pets and dont spay them nd just chuck them out like there garbage I hate it so u cud imagine wen I found these little guys and mammy outside in the cold I was devastated but im tryin my best anyway thank you xxx

Jesthar 30-08-2013 09:45 PM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
Much too long away, yes, especially if you're not using the Frontline spray as catcoonz described (are you using it? You really must if not!). Fleas can kill young kittens in a much shorter time than that, sadly. :(

muffin789 30-08-2013 09:55 PM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
You do need to treat mum and kittens asap. I know it's hard when money's tight but there's a heartbreaking thread on here about kittens who were infested with fleas so badly, and not treated by their previous owner, they all passed away :( No kitten deserves that.

Good on you for taking them in, and yes there are some awful people around who just don't care. Please do Frontline these little ones so they have a fighting chance xx

Wiz201 31-08-2013 07:35 AM

Re: my cat just had kittens 4 days ago all infested with fleas HELP!
 
I've bought a natural flea spray from someone on facebook who sells herbal pet products. So far only one treatment and not had any fleas. I use a syringe so they don't get scared by the spray.


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