Q: kitten ....leaves tiny black specs on bed
10 week kitten we just adopted ...she seems clean ..but have noticed tiny black specs on towel she sleeps on and now she is leaving them on our bed. What are they,,,,could they be fleas? She does n't seem to scratch herself ..we just had her dewormed, rabies shots, and she had flea treatment too.
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Nov 10, 2009
I have to agree that it does sound like "flea dirt!" This doesn't necessarily mean she has fleas, it could be the remnants of what is left from them and the medication used to get rid of them. Check with your vet and see what he/she thinks. I would not use anthing without your vet's input. In the meantime, be sure to clean all bedding and carpets. If she does have fleas, they will bed down into everything and make it next to impossible to get rid of them. Good luck!
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Nov 09, 2009
As the others have said it does sound like flea dirt. If she just had a flea treatment, hopefully that took care of the problem. I would check her over carefully - you can use a flea comb. If you find any fleas or more black flecks on her, I would check with your vet about trying a different treament when she is able to have it and see what else he can recommend to get rid of them. You may also have to treat her bedding and your home to get rid of any fleas that may be in the carpets, etc. so she doesn't pick them up again. They can be very hard to get rid of. Good luck.
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Nov 07, 2009
let her sleep on something white & put a little water on the black specks & if they turn a reddish color she has fleas, ask the Vet what flea protection is best & if they don't turn reddish you should still ask a Vet they can test it, don't do your own flea treatment on a kitten over the counter can be harmful the vet will know what to give her for her weight.
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