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Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by monkeymummy32, Nov 21, 2012.


  1. monkeymummy32

    monkeymummy32 PetForums VIP

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    Great, Humf has fleas!!! I'm pretty sure he didn't have them before he went to the vets for his neutering op on Monday! Not happy! :(. Can anyone recommend a good flea treatment please? Do I need to treat the whole house?? Thanks in advance
     
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    catcoonz PetForums VIP

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    advocate is good. he probably did get from the vets, one of my cats years ago caught fleas and he didnt have any before he went.
     
  3. monkeymummy32

    monkeymummy32 PetForums VIP

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    Thanks. Will get some of that then, and I'll also have to treat my other cat just in case too. Do you normally do anything about your house in case carpets, sofas etc have some on too? I seriously not impressed about it! He's laid here on my knee and because he has a lot of white fur I just started noticing black specks at the base of his fur when parted, then I saw a large flea!! Neither of my cats go outside so he must've picked them up from the vets, grrrrrrrrrr.
     
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    catcoonz PetForums VIP

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    advocate all cats the same time and spray carpets with indorex, this will get rid of them quickly.
     
  5. monkeymummy32

    monkeymummy32 PetForums VIP

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    Thanks, you're a star! Will wait till I see the vets tomorrow to make sure it's OK to give to Humf whilst he's recovering from his operation.
     
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    catcoonz PetForums VIP

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    in the meantime a good old flea comb then squash the blighters.:)
     
  7. monkeymummy32

    monkeymummy32 PetForums VIP

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    Good idea, got a flea comb right here! Poor boy can't scratch himself properly because of the cone! :(
     
  8. mum to 14 kitties

    mum to 14 kitties PetForums Junior

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    I know its probably cruel but I have the little monsters, I find drowning an appropriate disposal.:mad:: Advocate is only available on prescription, Frontline is good and you can get it in chemists, super markets and on line. :smile5::001_smile:

    Mandy
     
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    doujyr PetForums Member

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    advantage is the same anti-flea treatment as advocate and doesn't need a prescription. i believe the difference is advocate contains another pesticide that is effective vs ear mites and worms, but if it's just fleas you want to treat then advantage is the same thing. i've heard that fleas are becoming resistant to frontline.
     
  10. monkeymummy32

    monkeymummy32 PetForums VIP

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    Thanks very much for all of your advice :). I've just got quite a bit of flea dirt from his fur & two fleas, using the comb. I took his cone off and gave him a good combing around his neck too - think he really appreciated it as he is now fast asleep on my knee! Will get some flea treatment tomorrow and use as soon as I'm allowed - not sure if it's safe to treat him so soon after his op.
     
  11. mum to 14 kitties

    mum to 14 kitties PetForums Junior

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    I have had these suspicions for a while as well, where can I get this advantage stuff from. I'm in the uk and get most of my cat products on line.

    Thanks
    mandy
     
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