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My kitten has came out in fleas and I de- fleaed my whole home, all surfaces, carpets bedding the lot with proper vet prescribed sprays. Although none were visible on him they were when combed with a flea comb. I bathed him as much as he hated it and treated him twice with flea drops that are meant to treat and kill fleas for upto 4 weeks atleast. I have a dog so she also got treated with the correct dog flea treatment. All was well and all fleas gone until now

He has now started intching again as soon as we got on top of them so he's picking them up off a clearly untreated cat outside and bringing fleas home. I'm at a loss what I can do to prevent this keep happening. Part of me wants to keep him in but I know how much he cries to be out so it would be too much especially as I have a 2yr old who the cat cries interrupt at bedtime. Plus there as been such improvements to my kittens behaviour since we began letting him outside.

I'm 30 weeks pregnant so keeping doing these intensive sprays and treatments is not healthy to be breathing in constantly. My little boy got very poorly last time we used it, now it could be totally unrelated but my dog also got very sick at the same time after her flea treatments.

I've seen the flea prevention collars but are they worth a try? My kitten hates wearing a collar.

I'm so stressed having to constantly de flea the home and keep treating my kitten. This will be the 3rd treatment in 3 weeks now. I'm completely at a Loss what to do. It's causing so much worry. I don't want my kitten feeling uncomfortable but I also can't afford to keep buying this many treatments because of other owners poor cat care and hygiene
 

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Do some research on the flea prevention collars before using one, because they are not really safe, especially on a kitten.

What worked for me when our previous cats had fleas I did a lot of research, and ended up with a carpet shampooer and used hot water with a mixture of dawn liquid, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide (I found a recipe for it) to clean all the carpets. Kills the fleas without chemicals.

For the fleas that were on the cat, I mixed dawn in really hot (boiling) water and put the fleas that I combed off the cat into that solution to kill them.

If you're kitten is going outside, it could be picking up fleas from the yard, and not necessarily from an untreated cat. My vet told me this area is really bad for fleas. My cats don't even go outside and they still got fleas.

Also, just something I've learned, just because a vet tells you something is safe doesn't necessarily mean it is. I always do my own research. I avoid chemicals as much as I possibly can.
 

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As noted above, fleas are outside whether or not you have a neighbor's cat roaming about. Most all wildlife, including squirrels, have fleas. Your yard should be routinely treated as well. After 30+ years without fleas, we have them - I think they are becoming a bigger issue in many areas where they once weren't as bad.

So, while monthly topical treatments on cats can help reduce the flea population from being brought inside the home, it won't 100% prevent it. Topical treatments should also contain an IGR (insect growth regulator) which is what will stop flea egg/larvae development and help stop the propagation cycle. Treatments done to the home and yard should also contain an IGR as well.

It can take a few months of treatments - to pets, the house, and yard - to break the cycle enough to enable the pet topicals alone to keep the majority of fleas at bay. Never treat the pets with topicals more frequently than what the instructions say to do. The house and yard can be treated less often, like every 6 months, especially if you use treatments containing IGR. But initially the house may need more frequent treatment - or, at least, routine vacuuming and cleaning.

You could also consider looking into a cat enclosure/catio which would enable your cat to be outside in a confined space, lessening his exposure to the fleas in the yard.
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Do some research on the flea prevention collars before using one, because they are not really safe, especially on a kitten.

What worked for me when our previous cats had fleas I did a lot of research, and ended up with a carpet shampooer and used hot water with a mixture of dawn liquid, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide (I found a recipe for it) to clean all the carpets. Kills the fleas without chemicals.

For the fleas that were on the cat, I mixed dawn in really hot (boiling) water and put the fleas that I combed off the cat into that solution to kill them.

If you're kitten is going outside, it could be picking up fleas from the yard, and not necessarily from an untreated cat. My vet told me this area is really bad for fleas. My cats don't even go outside and they still got fleas

Also, just something I've learned, just because a vet tells you something is safe doesn't necessarily mean it is. I always do my own research. I avoid chemicals as much as I possibly can.
Thankyou I will try this as I know the spray given is highly toxic it smells awful and is strictly not for use on bedding or human fabric just hard surfaces and carpets. But my dog started foaming at the mouth not long after I sprayed the areas needed around the home, this was also after he prevention treatment ointment was applied so don't know which caused that reaction but not nice to witness which is why I've been so stressed the thought of having to re use all this nasty stuff again in my home to get on top of any possible eggs that have been laid
 
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As noted above, fleas are outside whether or not you have a neighbor's cat roaming about. Most all wildlife, including squirrels, have fleas. Your yard should be routinely treated as well. After 30+ years without fleas, we have them - I think they are becoming a bigger issue in many areas where they once weren't as bad.

So, while monthly topical treatments on cats can help reduce the flea population from being brought inside the home, it won't 100% prevent it. Topical treatments should also contain an IGR (insect growth regulator) which is what will stop flea egg/larvae development and help stop the propagation cycle. Treatments done to the home and yard should also contain an IGR as well.

It can take a few months of treatments - to pets, the house, and yard - to break the cycle enough to enable the pet topicals alone to keep the majority of fleas at bay. Never treat the pets with topicals more frequently than what the instructions say to do. The house and yard can be treated less often, like every 6 months, especially if you use treatments containing IGR. But initially the house may need more frequent treatment - or, at least, routine vacuuming and cleaning.

You could also consider looking into a cat enclosure/catio which would enable your cat to be outside in a confined space, lessening his exposure to the fleas in the yard.
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Would you recommend keeping my cat indoors for a number of days until the fleas are gone? I didn't do this last time as he cries so much to be outside and he's crying already not being outside as much. I'm just worried I'm treating him for him to then go out an re introduce himself to fleas again and it being an awful cycle to keep ontop of
 

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I wish I could answer that for you, but that has to be your call. IMO, keeping your cat inside for just a number of days probably won't accomplish much, especially if you don't treat your yard. The cycle with fleas is hard to break quickly - even with all the treatments. It is kind of a process and will likely get under control after you've been diligently cleaning, vacuuming, and spraying for probably a few months.

I saw your comment about your dog foaming at the mouth. If he was able to lick the topical treatment or was exposed to any sprays you used before they were able to dry, either of those are probably more likely the reason than the treatment itself. I don't know what you used, but I have used Precor 2000 as a home spray. It takes very little time to dry and only holds a very slight odor that dissipates completely when dry. It is supposed to last 7 months but does say to spray it once and then 2 weeks later for best results - that is along with vacuuming in between.
 

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Thankyou I will try this as I know the spray given is highly toxic it smells awful and is strictly not for use on bedding or human fabric just hard surfaces and carpets. But my dog started foaming at the mouth not long after I sprayed the areas needed around the home, this was also after he prevention treatment ointment was applied so don't know which caused that reaction but not nice to witness which is why I've been so stressed the thought of having to re use all this nasty stuff again in my home to get on top of any possible eggs that have been laid
That's exactly why I won't use chemicals in the house, or put chemicals on my cats! I wish vets would be more proactive about alternative methods instead of just pushing chemcials. And don't ever buy the stuff they sell in grocery stores! That stuff has been proven to kill animals it's used on.

There are a lot of web sites and videos with natural ways to kill fleas, if you have some time to search. Some of them recommend diatomaceous earth. From personal experience with that stuff, I wouldn't try it. It's messy and it can harm you or your pets if it gets in your lungs. And it also didn't work that well on another issue I had.

I also wouldn't add essential oils to any solution as some sites suggest, because it's toxic to cats.

I can't find the video that showed how to use the flea comb on your cat and rinse it in boiling water and dawn, so I don't know if there's a percentage. I think I just boiled water, put in a container, and added a little dawn. As I combed my cat I rinsed the comb in the container. It takes awhile, but it did work. You can also bathe you're pets in warm water (not boiling of course) and dawn, but I didn't think they would appreciate a bath so I used the comb method.

You can use vinegar as a spray just about anywhere, and also use it to wash the bedding and such.

Vinegar
This natural powerhouse also can kill fleas! Mix 1/4 cup of distilled vinegar with 3/4 cup water in a spray bottle for a homemade flea spray. Use the spray on any water safe surfaces you’ve noticed fleas on. You can also add vinegar to the wash when cleaning color safe pet beds and linens.

You can do the same with dawn detergent and water. Add the dawn to the water after adding the water to the spray bottle so it doesn't get real sudsy.


There was a study done at The Ohio State University that proved just vacuuming will kill fleas.
According to extensive studies conducted at Ohio State University, vacuuming is indeed an effective way of getting rid of fleas! Through these studies, scientists discovered that vacuuming killed 96% of adult fleas from carpets and 100% of the flea pupae and larvae. When you are through vacuuming, thoroughly clean out the vacuum, or seal the bag in a plastic bag and toss it in your bin outdoors. Vacuuming every other day is sufficient.

Here is the recipe I found that I use in my carpet cleaning machine. It's not strictly for killing fleas, but it seemed to work, and got my carpets pretty clean too.

Easy Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution for Machines

Ingredients


HOT Water (approx. 1 gallon of water)
1 Tablespoon Blue Dawn (or other dish soap)
1 1/2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
1/4 Cup 3% Peroxide

Directions

  1. Fill your machine’s water reserve with HOT tap water. You’ll want this as hot as you can get it from the tap. Leave space for the other ingredients.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon Dawn dish soap to the hot water. Other varieties work well, but don’t use any “with bleach”.
  3. Add the vinegar and peroxide. 3% peroxide is the type used on cuts and is found in any store in the first aid section.
  4. Clean your floors with your machine as you normally would using your machine. You can rinse by using hot water.
  5. Just keep the pets away from the area until it dries.
*Add the dish soap after the water or you’ll have a full container of soap bubbles before the water nears the top of the container. Resist the temptation to add extra soap!

GOOD LUCK!
 

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I would highly recommend to keep your cat indoors. It's the only way to ensure to keep him away from animals with fleas. Using a Catio or leash will reduce the risk, but with a baby on the way you might not be able to keep that up. You'll know what's best for your family that way.

You can use food grade diatomaceous earth and some paper to tuck it under the baseboards etc. It is safe for people and pets and gets rid of insects. It's recommended here for bed bug and roach treatments, especially in homes with young children and pets because it is safer than chemicals.
I recommend tucking it under the base boards because it stops it being kicked up and it can be an irritant to the nose, etc.

However, you can certainly use it on a carpet and then vacuum it up after a couple days if that's an option for any room that can be closed for a few days.
 
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I wish I could answer that for you, but that has to be your call. IMO, keeping your cat inside for just a number of days probably won't accomplish much, especially if you don't treat your yard. The cycle with fleas is hard to break quickly - even with all the treatments. It is kind of a process and will likely get under control after you've been diligently cleaning, vacuuming, and spraying for probably a few months.

I saw your comment about your dog foaming at the mouth. If he was able to lick the topical treatment or was exposed to any sprays you used before they were able to dry, either of those are probably more likely the reason than the treatment itself. I don't know what you used, but I have used Precor 2000 as a home spray. It takes very little time to dry and only holds a very slight odor that dissipates completely when dry. It is supposed to last 7 months but does say to spray it once and then 2 weeks later for best results - that is along with vacuuming in between.
My dog is an English bulldog so she can't actually reach round the back of her neck due to her shape and being so broad luckily so no ointment was licked up but there is likelihood she breathed in the spray prescribed by the vets that kills fleas on contact.. its an rspca spray, we are in the UK so depending where you are u may or may not know which one but its pretty toxic smelling
 
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I would highly recommend to keep your cat indoors. It's the only way to ensure to keep him away from animals with fleas. Using a Catio or leash will reduce the risk, but with a baby on the way you might not be able to keep that up. You'll know what's best for your family that way.

You can use food grade diatomaceous earth and some paper to tuck it under the baseboards etc. It is safe for people and pets and gets rid of insects. It's recommended here for bed bug and roach treatments, especially in homes with young children and pets because it is safer than chemicals.
I recommend tucking it under the base boards because it stops it being kicked up and it can be an irritant to the nose, etc.

However, you can certainly use it on a carpet and then vacuum it up after a couple days if that's an option for any room that can be closed for a few days.
Thankyou it's got me demented I've highly treated my full home so many times and vacuumed and bathed pets alongside combing any eggs away and treating them and still the cycle continues it seems never ending. We love our kitten but I'm petrified of having fleas in the home and a newborn baby. My cat sleeps in my toddlers pushchair which was no issue but no fleas have become apparent the thought makes me ill that I've had to deep clean it and that puts toxic chemicals on a surface my toddler uses regularly.
Our lovely boy bleu follows us on walks of an evening and is a strong member of our house now but I've been suggested to re home as lovely as he is due to the fact fleas will return each and every time he goes outside. I don't have the heart to do that I just am so overwhelmed with this level of deep clean daily. I already am pretty cleaning crazy due to pregnancy so it's like a kick in the teeth and a waste of time when more eggs are cropping up, meaning more fleas
 
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That's exactly why I won't use chemicals in the house, or put chemicals on my cats! I wish vets would be more proactive about alternative methods instead of just pushing chemcials. And don't ever buy the stuff they sell in grocery stores! That stuff has been proven to kill animals it's used on.

There are a lot of web sites and videos with natural ways to kill fleas, if you have some time to search. Some of them recommend diatomaceous earth. From personal experience with that stuff, I wouldn't try it. It's messy and it can harm you or your pets if it gets in your lungs. And it also didn't work that well on another issue I had.

I also wouldn't add essential oils to any solution as some sites suggest, because it's toxic to cats.

I can't find the video that showed how to use the flea comb on your cat and rinse it in boiling water and dawn, so I don't know if there's a percentage. I think I just boiled water, put in a container, and added a little dawn. As I combed my cat I rinsed the comb in the container. It takes awhile, but it did work. You can also bathe you're pets in warm water (not boiling of course) and dawn, but I didn't think they would appreciate a bath so I used the comb method.

You can use vinegar as a spray just about anywhere, and also use it to wash the bedding and such.

Vinegar
This natural powerhouse also can kill fleas! Mix 1/4 cup of distilled vinegar with 3/4 cup water in a spray bottle for a homemade flea spray. Use the spray on any water safe surfaces you’ve noticed fleas on. You can also add vinegar to the wash when cleaning color safe pet beds and linens.

You can do the same with dawn detergent and water. Add the dawn to the water after adding the water to the spray bottle so it doesn't get real sudsy.


There was a study done at The Ohio State University that proved just vacuuming will kill fleas.
According to extensive studies conducted at Ohio State University, vacuuming is indeed an effective way of getting rid of fleas! Through these studies, scientists discovered that vacuuming killed 96% of adult fleas from carpets and 100% of the flea pupae and larvae. When you are through vacuuming, thoroughly clean out the vacuum, or seal the bag in a plastic bag and toss it in your bin outdoors. Vacuuming every other day is sufficient.

Here is the recipe I found that I use in my carpet cleaning machine. It's not strictly for killing fleas, but it seemed to work, and got my carpets pretty clean too.

Easy Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution for Machines

Ingredients


HOT Water (approx. 1 gallon of water)
1 Tablespoon Blue Dawn (or other dish soap)
1 1/2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
1/4 Cup 3% Peroxide

Directions

  1. Fill your machine’s water reserve with HOT tap water. You’ll want this as hot as you can get it from the tap. Leave space for the other ingredients.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon Dawn dish soap to the hot water. Other varieties work well, but don’t use any “with bleach”.
  3. Add the vinegar and peroxide. 3% peroxide is the type used on cuts and is found in any store in the first aid section.
  4. Clean your floors with your machine as you normally would using your machine. You can rinse by using hot water.
  5. Just keep the pets away from the area until it dries.
*Add the dish soap after the water or you’ll have a full container of soap bubbles before the water nears the top of the container. Resist the temptation to add extra soap!

GOOD LUCK!
Thankyou I will try this out is this solution for floor's? Or to make a spray for surfaces too?
 

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That's exactly why I won't use chemicals in the house, or put chemicals on my cats! I wish vets would be more proactive about alternative methods instead of just pushing chemcials. And don't ever buy the stuff they sell in grocery stores! That stuff has been proven to kill animals it's used on.

There are a lot of web sites and videos with natural ways to kill fleas, if you have some time to search. Some of them recommend diatomaceous earth. From personal experience with that stuff, I wouldn't try it. It's messy and it can harm you or your pets if it gets in your lungs. And it also didn't work that well on another issue I had.

I also wouldn't add essential oils to any solution as some sites suggest, because it's toxic to cats.

I can't find the video that showed how to use the flea comb on your cat and rinse it in boiling water and dawn, so I don't know if there's a percentage. I think I just boiled water, put in a container, and added a little dawn. As I combed my cat I rinsed the comb in the container. It takes awhile, but it did work. You can also bathe you're pets in warm water (not boiling of course) and dawn, but I didn't think they would appreciate a bath so I used the comb method.

You can use vinegar as a spray just about anywhere, and also use it to wash the bedding and such.

Vinegar
This natural powerhouse also can kill fleas! Mix 1/4 cup of distilled vinegar with 3/4 cup water in a spray bottle for a homemade flea spray. Use the spray on any water safe surfaces you’ve noticed fleas on. You can also add vinegar to the wash when cleaning color safe pet beds and linens.

You can do the same with dawn detergent and water. Add the dawn to the water after adding the water to the spray bottle so it doesn't get real sudsy.


There was a study done at The Ohio State University that proved just vacuuming will kill fleas.
According to extensive studies conducted at Ohio State University, vacuuming is indeed an effective way of getting rid of fleas! Through these studies, scientists discovered that vacuuming killed 96% of adult fleas from carpets and 100% of the flea pupae and larvae. When you are through vacuuming, thoroughly clean out the vacuum, or seal the bag in a plastic bag and toss it in your bin outdoors. Vacuuming every other day is sufficient.

Here is the recipe I found that I use in my carpet cleaning machine. It's not strictly for killing fleas, but it seemed to work, and got my carpets pretty clean too.

Easy Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution for Machines

Ingredients


HOT Water (approx. 1 gallon of water)
1 Tablespoon Blue Dawn (or other dish soap)
1 1/2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
1/4 Cup 3% Peroxide

Directions

  1. Fill your machine’s water reserve with HOT tap water. You’ll want this as hot as you can get it from the tap. Leave space for the other ingredients.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon Dawn dish soap to the hot water. Other varieties work well, but don’t use any “with bleach”.
  3. Add the vinegar and peroxide. 3% peroxide is the type used on cuts and is found in any store in the first aid section.
  4. Clean your floors with your machine as you normally would using your machine. You can rinse by using hot water.
  5. Just keep the pets away from the area until it dries.
*Add the dish soap after the water or you’ll have a full container of soap bubbles before the water nears the top of the container. Resist the temptation to add extra soap!

GOOD LUCK!
My indoor cats have had fleas A few times because I think my husband and I would bring them inside after working out in the yard. I’ve used advantage ii
for two or three months but I’m finding that since I’ve started combing them twice a day, the fleas are dwindling. I comb each cat individually so I can tell which cat is more infested and then I clean off the comb, I add water and apple cider vinegar in the bathroom sink and as I pull the hair from the comb if I see a flea I crush it with my thumbnail sometimes some jump off the comb and I can get them in the water solution and they die faster than when I was using soap in the water.
i’ve noticed some stores are expensive for the vinegar but I’ve been getting mine at the dollar tree store.
In the Warmer months when they had fleas at least every two weeks I would Vacuum each room and then use the flea spray in each room and then close it off till it dried and then vacuum it again but it seems combing them twice a day works better. I would also vacuum in between those two weeks when I sprayed
 

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Thankyou it's got me demented I've highly treated my full home so many times and vacuumed and bathed pets alongside combing any eggs away and treating them and still the cycle continues it seems never ending. We love our kitten but I'm petrified of having fleas in the home and a newborn baby. My cat sleeps in my toddlers pushchair which was no issue but no fleas have become apparent the thought makes me ill that I've had to deep clean it and that puts toxic chemicals on a surface my toddler uses regularly.
Our lovely boy bleu follows us on walks of an evening and is a strong member of our house now but I've been suggested to re home as lovely as he is due to the fact fleas will return each and every time he goes outside. I don't have the heart to do that I just am so overwhelmed with this level of deep clean daily. I already am pretty cleaning crazy due to pregnancy so it's like a kick in the teeth and a waste of time when more eggs are cropping up, meaning more fleas
The easiest solution is to stop letting him out. Cats lead very full indoor lives if provided enrichment.

It is extremely exhausting to do that much cleaning all the time for sure!

Each time you get more adult fleas, it begins the cycle again and it's at least 2 or 3 cleans to get rid of them.
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The easiest solution is to stop letting him out. Cats lead very full indoor lives if provided enrichment.
My two RB kitties were strictly indoor cats. My Swanie started being very sensitive if I touched his back by his tail, so I took him to the vet. She checked him and said it was fleas. I was astonished, because he never went outside. So, it really makes no difference if they go out or stay in. The best thing is to comb them frequently so you can take care of it before it gets too bad. And vacuum often.
 

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My two RB kitties were strictly indoor cats. My Swanie started being very sensitive if I touched his back by his tail, so I took him to the vet. She checked him and said it was fleas. I was astonished, because he never went outside. So, it really makes no difference if they go out or stay in. The best thing is to comb them frequently so you can take care of it before it gets too bad. And vacuum often.
An indoor cat CAN still get fleas, yes. Especially in certain environments. However the risk is significantly lower.

My indoor cat has had fleas twice in 17 years. Not living that far away, my mum's cats get fleas yearly. They are indoor-outdoor and we have a cold climate 50% of the year where fleas are dormant.

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I've seen the flea prevention collars but are they worth a try? My kitten hates wearing a collar.

I'm so stressed having to constantly de flea the home and keep treating my kitten. This will be the 3rd treatment in 3 weeks now. I'm completely at a Loss what to do. It's causing so much worry. I don't want my kitten feeling uncomfortable but I also can't afford to keep buying this many treatments because of other owners poor cat care and hygiene
When I got two new kittens one of my old cats came gave them fleas (I was already trying to treat her for 2 weeks with flea collars, powders, washing, spot treatments - they didn’t do much tbh it just kept come back).
I tried those flea collars and monthly spot things ect, and they don’t work.
only thing I found was those flea tablets (capstar). Which I think kills them instantly when they bite. I had to give all the cats them. My kittens who were only 12 weeks at the time poor things) I gave them half a dose each for two days bc I thought they would die if they had a full dose (half tablet on day 1 and the otherhalf on. Day 2 crushed it into wet food and let them eat it)
this is the only thing that seriously killed the flea infestation instantly.
 
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When I got two new kittens one of my old cats came gave them fleas (I was already trying to treat her for 2 weeks with flea collars, powders, washing, spot treatments - they didn’t do much tbh it just kept come back).
I tried those flea collars and monthly spot things ect, and they don’t work.
only thing I found was those flea tablets (capstar). Which I think kills them instantly when they bite. I had to give all the cats them. My kittens who were only 12 weeks at the time poor things) I gave them half a dose each for two days bc I thought they would die if they had a full dose (half tablet on day 1 and the otherhalf on. Day 2 crushed it into wet food and let them eat it)
this is the only thing that seriously killed the flea infestation instantly.
I person find the tablets much better too! I treated with ointments and not much luck so eventually got on top of the fleas with tablets and de fleaing spray in the house and a flea collar seemed to help slightly for the last week atleast. Now just today as ibthought I was coming through the other side of this flea situation, after being out all night the cat came in with fresh fleas. I comb him thoroughly daily and he's been crystal clear until now. Now he plays with my neighbours cat who has a flea problem at home and hasn't treated her cat because she's too vicious when you try comb her apparently but this is the cause I believe in him re catching them which is really disheartening as I've spent a fortune in the last 3 weeks on every flea product on the market. Treating both my cat and my bulldog religiously. Used flea bombs in all rooms and hoovered none stop. Such a tiring cycle when heavily pregnant I just don't know what else to do I've exhausted all options
 
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The easiest solution is to stop letting him out. Cats lead very full indoor lives if provided enrichment.

It is extremely exhausting to do that much cleaning all the time for sure!

Each time you get more adult fleas, it begins the cycle again and it's at least 2 or 3 cleans to get rid of them.
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I'm very open to trying this as I've exhausted all options with every flea product known to man. Its put my bulldog at risk as she caught them and had to be treated alongside and she can't even scratch herself due to her size so has just been suffering silently and being biten all down her spine poor girl. I have been very close to rehoming my beloved cat as everytime I get onto of the fleas he brings more back . I've a good idea where from as he plays with my neighbours cat who has just had a flea outbreak in her kittens in her house but hasn't treated the outdoor cat as she's apparently too vicious to even comb so the problem is just circulating. All my efforts and money wasted when he's mingling with a flea ridden cat going untreated. I comb him on entry to the house religiously every day and he's been eventually clear until this morning after being out all night he brought in fresh fleas and I cannot continue living this way this level of cleaning everyday new bedding and hoovering and flea bombing each room is exhausting when heavily pregnant
 

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I'm very open to trying this as I've exhausted all options with every flea product known to man. Its put my bulldog at risk as she caught them and had to be treated alongside and she can't even scratch herself due to her size so has just been suffering silently and being biten all down her spine poor girl. I have been very close to rehoming my beloved cat as everytime I get onto of the fleas he brings more back . I've a good idea where from as he plays with my neighbours cat who has just had a flea outbreak in her kittens in her house but hasn't treated the outdoor cat as she's apparently too vicious to even comb so the problem is just circulating. All my efforts and money wasted when he's mingling with a flea ridden cat going untreated. I comb him on entry to the house religiously every day and he's been eventually clear until this morning after being out all night he brought in fresh fleas and I cannot continue living this way this level of cleaning everyday new bedding and hoovering and flea bombing each room is exhausting when heavily pregnant

My mum has fleas all the time when she let her cats out.
On the contrary, Nobel hasn't had fleas since I haven't lived with anyone who let's their cats out.

I'd really give the diatomaceous earth a try as well. Since pests are such an issue in our city, we slide some of it under the baseboards of every rental.

We have athsma and if we wear a mask when we apply it, it makes no issues later.

I use a peice of cardstock to slide it right underneath the baseboards.
 
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