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Old cat, new kitten. Hello fleas! Advice please!

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by LucyAnnH, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. LucyAnnH

    LucyAnnH PetForums Member

    Mar 18, 2012
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    Okay, before I get on my knees and beg for help / your opinions, I want to give you the facts..

    - We experienced an outbreak of fleas in our flat having skipped Otto's (one year old male) monthly advocate dose.
    - We blitzed the house, he was quarantined and treated (temporarily with Frontline, no good!!). Then we used advocate, goodbye flea issue.
    - Took him to the vets on Weds night, turns out we've been using the smaller dose on him and he's actually a large cat now! Thought we'd wait to treat him again as had only treated him two weeks ago.
    - Nivali (female kitten) moves in on Thursday night.
    - I notice bights on my arm yesterday. Recall seeing a flea on one week old kittens at breeders house. Remember thinking, when she suggested using flea spray, that Nivali is definitely going on advocate.
    - No signs of fleas on Nivali, then or now!
    - Otto has fleas now....

    Just now we treated him with the new larger cat advocate and have put him in the kitchen, washed the bedding and sprayed the bedroom.

    I am confused as to how they got to him again? Any ideas?? Maybe I carried a flea to our flat and he hadn't got enough advocate in his bloodstream?

    Nivali is going to the vet on Tuesday night to get her advocate and jab.
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