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How to de-flee when you have mother and kitten?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Grangey, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Grangey

    Grangey PetForums Junior

    Feb 14, 2009
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    Hi all,

    We have two cats, one cat about 1.5 years old, and one kitten about 13 weeks. Both unforuntaley have got fleas, and I have already tried the de-fleaing tablets, and whilst it worked for a couple of days, it only killed the fully developed flees I think.

    We have two "Spot on" flee treatments. Is it safe to apply these considering I have mother and kitten?
    My concern is naturally that spot on should be applied in an area the cat cannot lick, but they both clean eachother.. therefore my concern is that if I apply the spot on treatment, they will both try to lick it off eachother...

    Any suggestions/ Thoughts?

  2. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

    Jul 17, 2009
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    All my animals are flead using frontline spot on

    They try and have a lick now and then but they soon learn not too

    Im sure they will be ok if you use the spot on
  3. i use spot on for cats of that age, you can always keep them in seperate rooms for an hour or two until its hand chance to soak in properly.

    You could also consider one ofthe oral flea treatments which effectively breaks the life cycles of fleas but wont kill the ones already there. The one i am thinking of is called program.

    However as they have fleas you will stilneed something in the meantime to kill the adults and larvae. A spot on or spray would be ideal. Spot ons such as frontline, frontline plus, advantix, advantage, advocate are all suitable.
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