How often do you find fleas on your cat?

United States
November 26, 2007 5:23am CST
Do you have any special tips for getting fleas off your cats? And, how do you keep them from becoming an infestation? Tonight, the new kitten jumped up on the bed and cuddled up next to me. And, as I was rubbing her neck, I felt a little bump. At first, I thought it was just matted hair, but then realized that she had a flea. So, I had to get the flea off of her. Otherwise it would just jump off onto me. And, I'm really allergic to flea bites. I'm not sure how she could have fleas. We don't have carpets in the house, so I don't know where they could be living. Maybe there are fleas in the yard. Now, I'll need to check all the cats for fleas. How often do you find fleas on your cats? And, what do you when you find them?
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@youless (97399)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Nov 07
No. My cats have a special collars on their necks. These collars can avoid fleas. So it's not possible for me to find a flea on my cats:)
• United States
28 Nov 07
Oh, I wish that my cats would sit still long enough for me to put flea collars on them. My big cat used to wear a collar when he was a cat, but kept taking it off. And, then when the female came along, he showed her how to take off her collar. And the collar got stuck in her mouth, so that her mouth couldn't close. It was very sad. She is alright now. Thankfully! Thanks for dropping by. Always nice to chat with you.
@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I examine the cats where they keep scratching themselves and that's when I find a few fleas. But ever since I applied a flea killer that was prescribed by my vet every month, my three cats hardly ever scratch! That flea killer not only eliminates fleas, but flea eggs and dirt. Also, brushing the cats helps to eliminate problems.
• United States
28 Nov 07
I wish that I knew the name of the product you are using. My kitten is notorious for picking up stray fleas.
• United States
27 Nov 07
Take them to the vet for a flea bath, that's the best way to get the parasites off.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
27 Nov 07
i have one dog it li alone whith me of 13 year it same my sun, and i cure like a kid.......... all a day, m0nth, fo6r all years myry bau bauuuuu but i'm like a cats too............
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
27 Nov 07
My cat's an outdoor cat, but I have never found fleas on him. I would suggest a flea color, combing her or talking to a vet.
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
hi there beautyqueen26 yes i need to buy some flea treatment thanksfor reminding me cause i forget my cats do get them it must be so annoying for them like it is for us when we get lice thanks for your discussion and happy posting