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What can I use to kill fleas on week old kittens?

Mama cat had kittens under deck, she and babies are infested, what can I use on the babies, I have been washing the babies which gives them some relief, but they are still covered.


Asked by Granny19482302 at 5:40 AM on Jun. 5, 2011 in Pets

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  • Make a paste of Dawn dish soap and garlic powder. Leave on each kitten (do them one at a time) for 5 minutes and rinse well. Wash each one a second time with just the Dawn and rinse well again. (local shelter regimine for kittens).

    Get a box of Borax (plain old 20 Mule Team) or some FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth and dust the area under the porch daily. It would be better if you could bring them inside and vacuum well as mrs.mamma stated, but if not, you can at least control the ones outside in a reasonable amount of time without killing them.

    The borax or DE will kill all stages of the fleas but it takes longer. They dessicate the flea body and dehydrate them. You can rub the DE all over the kittens and mom-cat (keep it off their faces/eyes!) as well. Check the kittens gums for color. If they aren't pink and are white you will need a vet because anemia CAN kill them at a week old! GL ... fleas are the pits.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 4:17 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Dawn dish soap mix. It's all natural and safe. Careful though they can drown easily.

    Heres a link.

    Answer by chgomom at 5:45 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • spray vinegar under your porch while the kittie get a bath and it will cut down on the fleas there

    Answer by cueballsmom at 5:51 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • I got rid of them on my kitten by washing daily with a mild shampoo for very dry hair. The oil kills the fleas.

    Answer by MissKathleen297 at 9:18 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Sounds like good ideas!!!

    Answer by dancer at 9:41 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • you need to see your veterinarian. you also need to be treating the environment. if you have them indoors, you need to be sweeping/vacuuming at least twice a day to help control the other stages of the flea, since the most problematic stage is the adult. but you also need to rid the environment of the larvae and the nyphmal stages.
    fleas are VERY hard to get rid of once they're contracted. and because the pupae stage can live up to 7mos in the environment, it can take at least that long to rid completely of them.

    please, go see your veterinarian. if you're not controlling them well enough, your cats/kittens can die from them. fleas are blood suckers, and it doesn't take much to kill of a kitten.

    Answer by -mrs.mamma- at 11:05 AM on Jun. 6, 2011