Question about our new kittens

@deesamps (653)
United States
May 16, 2007 9:58pm CST
Okay, we got two kittens from some people and brought them home. They are covered with fleas. We have gave them 3 flea baths today and they still have them. I really don't want to do anymore on them today since their skin is getting a little pink from the flea shampoo(I am guessing). Is there some other way to get rid of their fleas? And if so, how?
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
17 May 07
My exmother in law used regular dawn dish detergent to kill fleas on her dogs. I even did it with my puppy and it worked. It is a lot less dangerous to use and doesn't harm their skin, but it did work on the puppy. I don't know if that will work on the kittens, but give it a shot, what do you have to lose? I hope it just wasn't a fluke that it worked for me!
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• Philippines
17 May 07
it will be good to try using detergents and dishwashing liquids for the purpose. i had tried this too before. it is effective though it had to be done at least twice a week. the population of the fleas will slowly dwindle.
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@deesamps (653)
• United States
17 May 07
Each bath they have been fewer and fewer of them. We have never had to deal with this before so I thought that one bath would do it but I guess not. I think that I will try the dishsoap idea tomorrow.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
21 May 07
Thanks for the best response rating! I hope the dish detergent worked, because it did work for me. I hate fleas!
• Canada
17 May 07
Try flea collars, if they're not too young for them. That might help. You also may be able to remove the fleas by hand, but I'm not sure. Hope you can get rid of them, as it's not a very comfortable thing for cats or kittens to have.
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@deesamps (653)
• United States
17 May 07
How old do kittens have to be for flea collars?
• Canada
17 May 07
I'm not sure, but if you look at a flea collar in a store I'm sure it will tell you. We've used flea sprays for our cats, but they don't have many fleas to deal with.
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@KrisNY (7593)
• United States
17 May 07
Take them to the vet and get Advantage- Or if they are too young the vet will know what to do or what to give them. Poor little kitties- Usually you have to give the advantage once a month- It is a bit pricey but so worth it for the kitties- I wouldn’t do anymore flea baths right now till you take them to the vet. They probably need shots anyways- Good luck!
@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
17 May 07
Ortho Sevin Dust (for the garden) works really well. I have used it on 2 week old kittens. You just have to be careful about the powder getting around their mouths and noses. Just put a little in your palm and rub it all over them. And put some under the bedding that the kittens are laying on (even just putting it in their bedding helps a lot). I have asked my veterinarian about using it and HE even agreed with me as to how well it works. But if you don't want to use that, there is a spray carried at most veterinary offices that you can purchase...it can be used on kittens as young as two weeks. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of it off the top of my head. But I'm sure if you ask they can figure out which one it is.
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• Philippines
17 May 07
i am not sure about on how to get rid of the fleas of the kittens, but we do have 2 cats and we just usually put a shampoo on them everyday. That's it.. Have a nice day ahead from Francis.
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
17 May 07
How old are the kittens? I would not go with a flea collar. I had a very bad experience with my cat, with the flea collar. The dish lotion is a good idea. Our local Humane Society told me about that. There are many things on the market to help our furry friends these days. Ask your vet to recommend a good safe product.
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@fion668 (11)
• Hong Kong
26 May 07
how many days are the cats born? you may go to the veterinarian or pets shop, there can have some specially to kill flea;s liquid medicines may help the cat to kill the flea
• United States
25 May 07
I had a kitten like that... I put some water in the tub at a temp. the kittens could stand and put them in it. They were too small to climb out. They hated being in there - but the fleas ended up off the cat in the water. I used a little bit of dish det. and very gently washed their heads (the last dry place the fleas could get too). It took a little while, but the fleas eventually all ended up in the water and the kittens were flea free.