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Fleas

I recently adopted a cat. He is infested with fleas. I asked the vet for suggestions and need to confirm if this combination of treatments is safe. [more inside]
posted by Librarypt on Oct 28, 2014 - 28 answers

How can an indoor cat get fleas?

I have four cats. I just found a live flea on one of them. How can indoor cats (they *never* go outside) get fleas? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on Sep 8, 2013 - 19 answers

New kitten

So, in a weird turn of events, I've ended up with a stray kitten. A cute little fleabag who likes to cuddle a lot. I started by rinsing him off (oh the grime!), giving him a dose of Frontline, calling a vet to make an appointment, and setting out all the necessities. I could use more advice though: 1) flea management (he has quite the case, and though I've given him frontline, I still see a couple live ones wandering around his body); 2) keeping him healthy (suggested foods, etc.); 3) recommended books, blogs, tv shows, podcasts, etc. I won't know if he has any diseases until I go to the vet so this might not be long-term. But I will be keeping him if this works. I've never owned a kitten. I took care of someone else's cat for two years, so I have experience (a Bengal, too, so I have experience with extremely energetic cats).
posted by outlandishmarxist on Jul 25, 2013 - 36 answers

What's the best way to treat a mild flea infestation with complications?

If I can only see the fleas on one cat, what is my best anti-flea protocol? Complications: apartment building full of pets, possible interaction with pregnant lady. [more inside]
posted by feets on Dec 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Can I over-medicate my itchy kitty?

Quick question about big kitties and flea topical drops... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Sep 21, 2012 - 20 answers

Was it a bad idea to put Advantage II in the refrigerator?

What is the best place to store my pets' flea medication. I had it in the fridge for the last few weeks. Is it ruined? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Aug 19, 2012 - 3 answers

I thought this was why we had an indoor cat!

It seems we have fleas. We've started the treatment and process recommended by our vet, but is our problem getting worse or better? What should we expect next? [more inside]
posted by dayintoday on Jul 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Kill the fleas, not our baby.

Cats, fleas, prevention, difficulty +11 weeks pregnant. How do I keep the fleas away but not endanger my wife (or future child)? [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Jun 7, 2011 - 21 answers

My poor kitty!

My cat's hair is thinning near his ears and I see what look like small red bites. What could this be? pic and more info inside. [more inside]
posted by amycup on Jan 4, 2011 - 11 answers

How to rid a communal housing situation of fleas?

My house has fleas. My cat seems fine. What to do? [more inside]
posted by dustyasymptotes on Oct 8, 2009 - 21 answers

my cat can't handle his insecticide

My cat's flea medication makes him ill. I need some alternatives to it to discuss at my next vet appointment. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Oct 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Sleeping with the enemy

How do you eliminate fleas in a bed? I'm under the vague impression that flea-killing products have limited to no success against the eggs (is this correct?), which hatch 3 weeks later, so what is Standard Proceedure? Put the matress in a plastic bag for a month with some flea product inside and sleep on the couch? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Mar 7, 2006 - 14 answers

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