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Unidentified pest

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by PhilippaS, May 16, 2020.


  1. PhilippaS

    PhilippaS PetForums Newbie

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    Can anyone tell me what this creature is? My 18 year- old cat has some of these crawling around and biting him and two treatments of Spot-on have failed to kill them. upload_2020-5-16_14-39-24.png
     

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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Looks like flea to me. Have you treated bedding, carpets, soft furnishing?
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Which spot on? Frontline doesn’t work anymore.

    And vacuum constantly for at least 3 weeks, emptying the debris outside in the bin each time to break the breeding cycle.
     
  4. PhilippaS

    PhilippaS PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for your reply, but we’ve had fleas before and these guys scuttle and don’t jump. Also, none of us have been bitten.
    Bob Martin Clear Plus. It claims to kill fleas, ticks and lice.
     
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    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    I think those look like lice. And regardless of what Bob Martin claims, it's a useless product. I recommend you call your vet.
     
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    Pet shop treatments do not work for fleas and lice as they have become immune to the active ingredient. Your should speak to your vet and get a product that will kill these pests. You may need to treat several times simply because the treatments do not kill the eggs so fresh fleas and lice will hatch out. Wash all bedding and clean wherever the cat spends a lot of time in order to kill anything that has fallen off and prevent reinfection.
     
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