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Q: indoor out door cat!!!

September 30, 2008 | By MARY M. | 5 answers | Expired: 2177 days ago

shiner is 3 years old and this is the first year he has had fleas, i went to the vet and got a tube of front line because it is so late in the year. i still see fleas on him, where do i go from here. thanks
mmckibben002@woh.rr.com

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Janet B.
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Sep 30, 2008

You can go to your vet and have them administer Capstar. It will kill whatever fleas are on your cat. Be sure to use the preventive medicine the rest of the time.

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PJ W.
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Sep 30, 2008

If you have a yard DE is great and organic and you just dust your yard with it. You can also dust your pets. My favorite is Advantage and I have tried Revolution on one of them and like it a lot. Both are for fleas, ticks, mosquitos, etc.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 30, 2008

You can get your cat wet to drown some of the fleas. You need to use "Frontline Plus" or any 3 in 1 product for no less than three months to get rid of fleas because fleas lay eggs that take a while to hatch. You'll need to discuss with your vet what products to use along with Frontline if needed. Don't combine flea products without prior vet approval because too much flea medicine can poison your cat. If you take your cat to the vet regularly, then your vet will likely discuss your options over the phone and you won't need an appointment.

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Joyce
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Sep 30, 2008

My cat is also indoor/outdoor. Frontline, plus a collar. We live in the city and put a granular flea killer on the yard. Also you will need to kill the fleas in your home. it took us about 2 weeks to get rid of all the fleas

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sharon d.
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Sep 30, 2008

As long as Shiner is an indoor/outdoor cat,you almost have to expect that to happen.
Fleas will get into all cracks and crevices also,so it's a good idea to do lots off vacs on your carpets,wash all cat beds,etc.
I keep a few flea combs around to constantly delice,etc.Getting a bowl of water and adding Dawn dish soap has been a help when combing and finding any eggs or nits to finish off.Given a bit of time,the Frontline should eventually get things under control,once those random fleas jump on Shiner,and die off.If those pesky fleas are to the point of showing up all over the house,you just may have to end up setting off a flea bomb or something.
If Shiner is going to remain an indoor/outdoor cat,then you'll have to use the Frontline on a regular basis as a Flea Preventative.
Good luck! We want to hear Shiner singing,"There ain't no bugs on me"! lol
The frontline should kill his fleas,however,there may be some in other areas of the house,dependind on how long and how bad that shiner got them.

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