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I need some help, my kitten Hero has fleas. I rescued him only two days ago and I applied a little bit of Hart'z flea and tick drip solution to the back of his neck to see if there were any negative reactions... there were none, so I bathed him about 4 hours after applying. I'd like to know if I should now apply the rest of the contents of the medicine?
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I need some help, my kitten Hero has fleas. I rescued him only two days ago and I applied a little bit of Hart'z flea and tick drip solution to the back of his neck to see if there were any negative reactions... there were none, so I bathed him about 4 hours after applying. I'd like to know if I should now apply the rest of the contents of the medicine?

Hello. How old is your kitten and how much does he weigh? How much is the full dosage of Hartz? You do not want to overdose with flea medicine as it is poison. Can you consult a vet before reapplying?
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Do you have diamateous(spelling) earth in Australia? That is an all natural way to get rid of fleas...you would sprinkle around your doors and other areas and it basically suffocate fleas and eggs then you would vacuum it up...
post #4 of 6

NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Do NOT use the Hartz.  Wash off what is already on the kitten!!  Hartz  flea & tick drops are dangerous, and cats and kittens die from it each year.  The only reason it is not taken off the market is that not a high enough percentage of animals die, so they blame it on individual sensitivity.  If your cat or kitten is in the 10% or so that die, you will wonder why they are still allowed to sell it.

 

You can get Advantage or Frontline -- both very safe.  In the meantime, just comb the fleas off.

 

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/301928/urgent-problem-with-hartz-flea-guard

 

Here is what it can do, and by the time this starts, you had better get to the emergency room.  It doesnt happen to all cats, but it can happen to any cat.  This stuff should not be allowed on the market at all.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0HK24wG_mA

 

http://www.hartzvictims.org/


Edited by Red Top Rescue - 5/26/16 at 9:59pm
post #5 of 6

Get a flea comb.  Put some water in a bowl and then put a little dish soap in it and stir, to break the surface tentoin.  Sit down with your kitten and comb him for fleas.  Any fleas that get in the comb, quickly flick them into the water.  They will sink and drown.  Keep combing until you dont get any more fleas off him.  Do it again tomorrow.  If there are a lot, you can do it twice a day. 

post #6 of 6
I would totally agree that HArz should NOT be used - if the kitten is under 8 weeks old then only deflea with a comb and soapy water. Above that age get a kitten defleaer from the vet or pharmacy. Supermatrket and petstore products can be very dangerous, especially on a young animal. Reactions may not be immediate, the kitten could get sick later.
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