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Help! Put flea collar on a kitten too young.

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by AF99, Jul 8, 2018.


  1. AF99

    AF99 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi
    I've recently got a kitten (8 weeks old) for the first time and unknowingly put a flea collar on him. Since the packaging that came with the collar didn't state an age I thought it would be ok. A recent google search says the chemicals can be really dangerous and I panicked, gave him a bath with washing up liquid to remove the chemicals but I worry that its not enough and that he may have ingested it when grooming. I am unsure of what else to do and I am really worried. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. moggie14

    moggie14 PetForums VIP

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    Now you have taken it off I'm sure he will be fine.
    Does he actually have fleas? If so, I recommend taking him to the vet to be properly treated. You may also need something for the house too.
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Agree with @moggie14 but would add don't bother putting it back on,the only safe place for a flea collar is in your vacuum cleaner or the bin.
     
  4. AF99

    AF99 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks guys, he doesn't have fleas thankfully so no need to be treated as of the minute. I have also thrown away the collar :) Thanks again
     
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