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what can you do to get rid of fleas from cats? s lAny suggestions?

we have tried all kinds of flea powders, sprays, wash the bedding, bathed the cats and nothing really gets rid of them. Slows them down but with in a few days they are right back.


Asked by teddy41 at 11:56 AM on Jun. 22, 2008 in Pets

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  • Bath your cats again in baby shampoo. Also, vacuum your whole house, under the furniture, on the furniture every where. I heard that sprinkling borax soap under the couch and around the house can help get rid of the fleas. Buy a flea collar like they put on dogs or cats, and cut it in pieces after you activate it. Change your vacuum bag and throw it out. Put the cut up flea collar on the floor and vacuum it up. You can use part of it now and part later. Then when you vacuum you will suck up the unhatched eggs and the fleas. They will die if they hatch. There are commercial products available, but I'd give this a try. Good Luck~ We Always Used Baby Shampoo for Fleas on our dogs, and my sister uses it on her cats. Rinse well.

    Answer by babygoose78 at 12:45 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • O man. Sorry about your problem. We had fleas one year and had to go as far as tearing out all carpet as well as flea bombing the house. If you do have carpet just know that every time you vaccuum it hatches more eggs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • i use frontline

    Answer by shadowia30 at 12:05 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • You need to get spray that you can put on your carpets & around your doors and windows. You might also consider pellets or something that you can spread around your yard. One flea can lay 50 or more eggs, so just imagine how many of them could be living in your carpet or grass! Keep doing what you're already doing & try these other things too. Good luck!

    Answer by crazysocks830 at 1:00 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • We've been there. It's miserable. We bombed our house, then put flea powder all over the floors, and now we treat every animal (even indoor only cats) with Advantage. And vacuum regularly!

    Answer by goldenfox at 1:25 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • If your cat wanders outside, you may need to treat your yard.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • FRONTLINE works for our pets just fine. It's a once a month have to wait 1 week after applying it before you bathe your pet. It's a fair price and you get it frmo your vet.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 4:04 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • I too have always had EXCELLENT luck with Frontline.

    Answer by SHELEBELLE at 4:56 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • get rid of the spray everything once a week for about 4 weeks

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • here's what we did when we had a HUGE invasion!!
    we went to the vet and got this pill that you give them that kills all the fleas for 24 hours. it starts working really quickly. then we bombed the entire house with the strongest bombs we could find. then we came home and bathed both animals. the next day we put the flea medicine (drops) from the vet on them (dont remember which one we used..whatever is the cheapest one). we still have a few fleas from time to time but never any outbreaks. our cat is an outside cat no and our dog is a chihuahua. we find one or 2 on her and will kill them by hand. but as some have said, realistically, either you live with a few here and there...or you have to take care of your yard too. not only can the cat track them in, but so can you. good luck!!

    Answer by mommybutterfly at 9:39 PM on Jun. 22, 2008