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  1. #11
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    Re: Anxiety over fleas

    I'm not long back from the vet to buy flea treatment because our new kitties have them and I asked if they can live on humans. I was told they categorically can't. They can live for a very short time on carpets bedding etc which is why they always recommend you use the spray to spray your home but without the pet itself they can't live long.

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    We're not allowed to de-flea the kittens yet either because they are too ickle. So flea drops for big mogs and house spray until at least another week.
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    Re: Anxiety over fleas

    Actually there a newish treatment out in tablet form so no messing about with those tiny bottles that the conventaill treatments come in and it works out cheaper and last 3 times as longerm they do one for dogs (so would think they do one for cats too) and extremely effective it's called Bravecto BTW they can bite humans legs and it becomes quite itchy too Cheers

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    Re: Anxiety over fleas

    Fleas spend more time in your home in furnishings etc than they do on your pet which is why they are so difficult to eradicate.

    http://www.petmd.com/dog/parasites/e...lea_life_cycle

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    That's what I always thought. I think he meant (with the spray). Bloomin expensive stuff too.
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    Re: Anxiety over fleas

    Lisa was looking for flea traps and found this DIY one which looks as though it would work.

    http://www.thebugsquad.com/fleas/flea-traps/

    Hope you get it sorted, they can be a nightmare to get rid off.

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    Re: Anxiety over fleas

    Blimey, I hope I don't have that many. Lol

    Luckily the big cats were only done a few weeks ago and it doesn't look like they have any. However better safe than sorry. New Frontline will go on tomorrow and will spray the house. Wee ones go next week for their jags and chipping so fingers crossed we are given the go ahead to do them then.

    Thanks for the link.
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    Re: Anxiety over fleas

    I wonder if you guys have seen the relatively new (and sadly rather expensive) new flea and tick collar? Seresto? It gives 8 months protection! No sticky messy drops and it really works! I have dogs and cats and they are all wearing a collar now. Maybe worth a look going forward as I found that Frontline just didn't do the job well.
    I was a bit wary because its a cost up front and I was scared the cats might lose the collar but so far so good and not a critter in sight

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    Hi,
    I was googling and I found this thread... You know, this sounds just like me!
    I adopted a rescue cat a few months ago whom I love with all of my heart. This is the first time I have owned a cat.
    My boy was found to have fleas when he last visited the vet (for an unrelated issue) and I completely freaked out!
    Since then I have been so paranoid. Every time I see a black speck I start worrying. A little black creature just flew on to me and the anxiety started like a wave... I promptly started spraying my bedroom and the upstairs area with anti-flea spray. (My boy was sprawled out downstairs, super comfy, seemingly oblivious to his neurotic owner)
    I wouldn't be without my boy for the world - I love him so much it overwhelms me a little - but I want to be the very best cat mummy that I can be, and it's a bit scary sometimes...
    Wishing everyone well

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    Re: Anxiety over fleas

    I really don't even let the thought enter my mind and I let a lot in lol. If I bothered about fleas I'd be in deep dung since I am always wrestling and hugging a furry friend. I don't concern myself with little bugs that much, I like exploring trees and grass so get a lot of passengers, I have thrown tiny things off myself and books several times, I worry more about the big graceful arachnids and persistent moths and vengeful wasps more than the tiny things even though they're more likely to die in your stomach acid.
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