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Old 08-07-2018, 08:12 PM   #16
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We have also put a little smear of Dawn on the flea comb so in case there were any fleas that jump that they would get caught on the comb and we had a small bowl of dawn water to put htem in so they didn't hop into the room.

It sounds like you are finally making progress.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:21 PM   #17
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I hope so. The only one who didnít get treated was His Royal Highness Elmo who believes that he is the mayor over all the cats in San Diego. That cat only got one bath, that was 4 years ago when he was 10 months old. He fought me so hard, it took 4 of us to try to bathe him. Never again.


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All the others I bathed from the time that they were tiny. Even Ginger would grudgingly allow me to bathe her, trim her nails, bind her wounds, etc.


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Old 08-09-2018, 08:58 AM   #18
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She still has fleas, but not as many. In the morning, I try to watch her when she uses the litter box to see if she has worms. Every couple of weeks, I see worms in her poop, one or two segments of a worm. I am going to try the diatomaceous earth. Do I spread it on her for the fleas daily or how often? If I read correctly, I can put it in her food for worms, 1/2 teaspoon. I have phone numbers for a veterinarian, she is now old enough for vaccines (8 weeks) I think, and the feline leukemia/feline aids test when she is 3 months. With Gingerís kittens, I didnít know any better, and I didnít get them vaccines until they were closer to 4 months old, just before I had them spayed and neutered.


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Old 08-13-2018, 11:43 AM   #19
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Should I apply diatomaceous earth to her fur daily until the fleas are gone? If I skip even one day bathing her, the fleas come back with a vengeance.


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Old 08-24-2018, 08:36 AM   #20
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I'm hoping you have successfully evicted the fleas.
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No wise words, just want to send hugs as I know how frustrating these things can be.
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We cant bathe our dogs daily but using a flea comb dipped into vinegar water or wiping them down with vinegar water dampened cloth helps a lot
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She hasnít taken a bath for 3-4 days. I plan to bathe her and all of the cats this week and give them their medicine. I have kind of been slacking off on the flea patrol.


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Old 08-27-2018, 10:06 AM   #24
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I don't blame you; it is such hard work. I'm glad you could take a break.
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Getting people ready for back to school took precedence over Chulaís fleas.


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We may have a flea free kitty. Fingers crossed. Cat is out of the bag...


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Oh my goodness, those kitties are cute.
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You will probably want to worm them with a wormer specific to tapeworms now that you have the fleas under control. Tapeworms are transmitted by eating the host flea, rather than by actual exposure to the worms so flea infestations and tapeworms go hand in hand since cats groom themselves a lot. Better to treat proactively as long as they are old enough and not sick because itís super gross when they just start coming out. https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-p...ection-in-cats

Glad you have finally gotten it under control. When my older cats used to go out I had to be diligent about treating with a once a month or it would just go on endlessly. Even with indoor only cats now, we live in the country so fleas can jump on you outdoors and get brought in that way. I usually have to treat 2 months in a row during the spring and thatís it. Itís a huge factor in not allowing these newer cats outside because itís just so much money and hassle to deal with the fleas and worms. I like revolution but my cats got too large (over 15 lbs) for it so I use cheristin now which works really well for all weights over 2 lbs.


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Good to know. I had not heard of cheristin. I did see worms coming out of her a couple of times. Itís gross, but every time that she does her business in the morning, I watch to see if anything comes out in her droppings. I had wondered about tapeworms because of all the fleas.


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Oh ew. I have not seen anything that looks like sesame seeds or rice in her droppings. But I will keep my eyes open for it.


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