I have recently discovered my indoor cats (3) have fleas! I have been spraying and combing them, but, that doesn’t seem to get the job done. (Everytime I clean and spray my smallest cat, there are more flees right after) What is the best solution to getting rid of these parasites?

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  1. Connie S

    When I get fleas in my home, I treat all of my pets with a product I get at my vets. I use frontline on 5 of my six cats, and advantage on the 6th (his fur is rabbit like, and frontline doesn’t work well on him)
    I vaccuum the house, then get rid of the vaccuum bag – cause eggs hatch, and then fleas just jump right out of the bag.
    Once you use a topical product on your cat, they are protected after 24 hours. (less time for some) and any flea that jumps on it will get it on them, and it works on their nervous systems, so they will become more active before dying. a lot of people say once they use frontline they see more fleas – which is true, but they are dying fleas, which is good.
    Do NOT use any OTC topical treatment on your cats. Some are ok, most are not. Even the ones that are ok, often have bad reactions on some cats. personally I wouldn’t want to take the gamble with my cats, as the expense is so much more finanically and emotionally if they have a bad reaction.
    the manufactures of vet flea products will only stand behind the products (and compensate you for any problems) if you buy it from a vet. the frontline you get from secondary companies like online pet stores are not guaranteed, because they come from secondary sources. They only sell directly to vets, so product at these places either came from vets who broke their contract, from out of the country or are counterfit. Once again, I wouldn’t risk putting it on my kitty..

  2. errica

    I use advantage on both my kitties and it works great. If you think you’ve already got fleas in the carpet then put the advantage on all 3 cats and vacuum the carpets once a day for a couple days. Once the advantage kicks in and the cats are no longer suitable hosts, the fleas will move on!

  3. *VAMPTAS

    Your local vet will advise you on the correct produts, depending on weight of cats. the whole house carpets,bedding as well as the cats will need treatment. Then this must be done at regular intervals throughout your cats lives. The vet products seem very expensive,but they DO work and are worth every penny to keep a happy flea free pet.I know you can buy from pet shops cheaper, but these do not work as affectively and in the long term work out far more expensive.

  4. Mike M

    Frontline did wonders for my cats. The vet just rubbed a bit of it behind their neck, and that was the end of the fleas for my cats.

  5. Kell

    we give mine advantage and if they are really bad mine were last summer they were everywhere we had to get one of those flea bomb things but advantage or something from the vet usually works the kind you put on their necks..

  6. Big W

    Flea Dip and spray the whole house with Flea Spray they live in the carpet and everywhere else..must clean entire house and spray…

  7. Kat

    You can buy Capstar and Frontline Plus here which will definitely kill all the fleas on your cat and prevent reinfestation.http://www.drsfostersmith.com/
    Use the Capstar right away. It will kill all fleas on your cat with in an hour. Then after an hour add on the frontline Plus and it will keep fleas off your cat for 30 days. No vet visit required and totally safe. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/pr…
    Frontline contains fipronil, which spreads via the body oils killing fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours. Ticks are generally killed before they bite, decreasing the risk of tick-borne disease transmission. Approved for use on kittens 8 weeks and older.
    Frontline Plus also contains (S)-methoprene, an Insect Growth Regulator, which prevents an insect from maturing or reproducing. Approved for use on kittens 8 weeks and older.
    You can use FRONTLINE flea and tick control once a month and it’s completely waterproof. Provide your cat with the best flea and tick protection, right from the start. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/pr…
    Capstar – Treats flea infestations on pets. Starts killing adult fleas on the pet within 30 minutes. One dose lasts 24 hours. Use when pets are likely to be exposed to fleas. Also may be used prior to surgery, boarding, or grooming. Active ingredient is Nitenpyram, which interferes with the normal nerve transmission of insects, effectively killing them. Not a preventive. For pets over four weeks of age. Package of 6.

  8. Jen B

    I use origional scent Skin So Soft from Avon. I kills the fleas very fast. You would put it on after a bath, of course, or just mix it in with some warm water, and make sure to get it down to the cats skin. I use Arm&Hammer carpet powder formulated for fleas on the carpet and I even sprinkle some under the couch and chair cushions.

  9. loki

    you have to get specific treatment from the vet. the stuff they sell in pet stores isnt strong enough. i reccomend frontline.
    you also have to treat the house as the fleas can live in the enviroment for a few hours. which is probably why you cant get rid of them.
    you should also worm the cats as if it has fleas it will most likely also have worms

  10. Nedra E

    If the cats are over 3 months of age, you can use Advantage, and treat them once a month with the drops.
    Right now, however, if you can find the canned foam flea shampoo it does a great job and I even used it on my kits before age 3 mo with no problem
    AND…
    put away exposed foods like apples, etc. and bug bomb your home. When you do, you and the cats must leave for 4 hours minimum. Since you know they are in the rug, I’m sure you have a worse infestation that’s been going on in your home longer than you realize, so repeat bug-bombing on your home every 4 days for at least 4 times. Bug bombs are inexpensive, but they don’t kill the eggs, so you have to repeat the house treatment several times to make sure you kill ALL the fleas as they hatch and before they breed. I had to treat my home 6x. -!-

  11. elmyrasr

    I had the same problem so the vet suggested Stronghold drops. You should apply this drop the the back of your cats’ heads and I think you should repeat this once in a month or two.

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