Cleaning Logistics after Tapeworms?

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Hi everyone!

I feel a little silly asking for this advice. My cat just got a tapeworm treatment shot at the vet today (poor guy). I’m wondering when would be the best time to do the deep clean? I assume that it will still take a couple days to really get rid of them- so do I do a good litter box clean today and again in a couple days?
I’ve been vacuuming and cleaning other surfaces daily since discovering the worms issue!

thanks a lot!
 

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Tapeworms require fleas to complete their life cycle, so you don't really have to clean a lot, it's just not transmissable that way. But you do have to get rid of the fleas!
 
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Tapeworms require fleas to complete their life cycle, so you don't really have to clean a lot, it's just not transmissable that way. But you do have to get rid of the fleas!
Oh I see, thanks! Oddly enough, I haven’t found a single flea. Really not sure how he got them!
 

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Well, it only takes one, really, and it could have hopped in at any time, who knows! And its takes a while for tapeworms to get to the point where they're noticeable, so it probably wasn't recent.

But also, fleas are really sneaky, so be extra sure they aren't starting to invade, and a dose of something like Revolution or Advantage Multi wouldn't be a bad idea, really.
 
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Well, it only takes one, really, and it could have hopped in at any time, who knows! And its takes a while for tapeworms to get to the point where they're noticeable, so it probably wasn't recent.

But also, fleas are really sneaky, so be extra sure they aren't starting to invade, and a dose of something like Revolution or Advantage Multi wouldn't be a bad idea, really.
Dang those sneaky flies! I just ordered some, thanks for the tips!
 

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I believe Feeby got tapeworms from a mosquito - long time ago. She did not have fleas. Once treated for tapeworms, she was fine. But, treating for flea prevention is always a good idea!
 
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