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post #1 of 27
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I just discovered that my pregnant kitty has fleas. What can I use on her to get rid of them? She is due in about a week. Is Frontline ok to use? I just don't want the babies to get them. Please help!!!!
post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by pokey26_f
I just discovered that my pregnant kitty has fleas. What can I use on her to get rid of them? She is due in about a week. Is Frontline ok to use? I just don't want the babies to get them. Please help!!!!
I would contact your vet and see what your vet recommends.

Katie
post #3 of 27
Poor thing am not sure there is anything to use..
post #4 of 27
My vet said advantage is ok.
post #5 of 27
o ok good...Maybe she should ask her vet in case it isnt safe for her baby...
post #6 of 27
What a terrible situation, if you cannot use Advantage, the only thing you can do is the Dawn dish detergent. All the other topical stuff is not going to work this close to delivery, not good for the milk or the babies. You will need to bathe her ever 3 days until you see nothing at all in her fur, or until the kittens are born. Then you are going to need to watch her and those babies carefully. I might even give her a bath after she delivers just to be sure you have gotten everything. There is nothing more pitiful than a newborn kitten with fleas. Good luck, lets hope the Advantage is okay with your Vet.
post #7 of 27
I just spoke with my vet earlier today because I found a flea on my new baby and of course, Isis, and they told me advantage was fine as long as we don't let the baby crawl on her neck.
post #8 of 27
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They vet said Frontine was ok and also Advantage. There was another brand they said, I think it was Catstar or something like that.
post #9 of 27
I've used Advantage on pregnant and nursing cats before with success.... I have not used frontline. Always best to go with what your vet advises.
post #10 of 27
Frontline Plus and Frontline Top Spot have been approved for use on pregnant and nursing animals...just got this off the web site. I've had better luck de-fleaing with Frontline than Advantage, but that's just me.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by wookie130
Frontline Plus and Frontline Top Spot have been approved for use on pregnant and nursing animals...just got this off the web site. I've had better luck de-fleaing with Frontline than Advantage, but that's just me.
Frontline! My vet says so!!!!
post #12 of 27
Knock on wood Skittles is flee free but she is due any time now so I think I might ask the vet for Frontline just in case once the kits arrive...
post #13 of 27
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I am jsut kind of freaking out. If the pregnant cat has them that means all of my other animals have them. So, once I get Frontline on them, what do I do about the house? Do I spray it or put that flea powder stuff on the carpets? What do I do??? I am stressing out about this.....
post #14 of 27
Zoe got fleas too when she was about 2 weeks pregnant and I used frontline on her and on Kenzo and they don't have fleas anymore.

You have to make sure you get rid of the fleas before birth. It's better off this way.
post #15 of 27
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I am freaking out about this, because it means if she has them then all the other animals in my house have them. After I get Frontline on them do I spray my house? Do I put down that flea powder into the carpets? I have never done this before. Iam so stressed what am I suppose to do? Can someone PLEASE, PLAESE, help me????
post #16 of 27
Has the cat been in contact with your other cats? If yes, the buy a FEW bottles of frontline...do them all and squirt some on the carpets and any furniture that has coverings...sorry, you gotta do what you gotta do...other wise, frontline mom cat and bathe all the others...
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by pokey26_f
I am freaking out about this, because it means if she has them then all the other animals in my house have them. After I get Frontline on them do I spray my house? Do I put down that flea powder into the carpets? I have never done this before. Iam so stressed what am I suppose to do? Can someone PLEASE, PLAESE, help me????
Depends on how bad a flea problem you have. Are you SURE that your cat was around your other animals? How many fleas have you seen? There really isn't a need to panic.

Katie
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yes she has been around them. I have seen quite a few on her. She was an inside/outside cat till she got pregnant, now I won't let her out. The other cats go in and out. My dog is also inside/outside. What is Kenzo??? I have never heard of it.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by pokey26_f
Yes she has been around them. I have seen quite a few on her. She was an inside/outside cat till she got pregnant, now I won't let her out. The other cats go in and out. My dog is also inside/outside. What is Kenzo??? I have never heard of it.
I believe Kenzo is her other cat.

Katie
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by pokey26_f
Yes she has been around them. I have seen quite a few on her. She was an inside/outside cat till she got pregnant, now I won't let her out. The other cats go in and out. My dog is also inside/outside. What is Kenzo??? I have never heard of it.
I'd be pretty certain your other animals also have fleas if they all hang out together. You will need to put Frontline/Advantage/Revolution on all your animals. Depending on how infested your house is, you may even have to use a flea bomb (remove the animals first). Fleas are terrible critters, their eggs can live in carpeting and fabrics for months and months. If you treat with Frontline/Advantage every month, eventually you'll get all the fleas.

Even though our cats are mainly indoor (at least Mika is all indoor but my husband lets Bijou out much to my annoyance), we treat them monthly with Revolution from April until November. We humans can bring fleas, mites, ticks etc. in on our clothing so my feeling is an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by TNR1
I believe Kenzo is her other cat.

Katie
Oh Ok.....
post #22 of 27
Yosemite is right. If one animal in the household has fleas, I would bet your bottom dollar the others do too. So, give everyone a dose of Frontline at the same time, then spray your carpet, dry it, and then vaccuum. Spray, wash, and dry all bedding, blankets, couch cushions, towels, WHATEVER they may be living on...then toss your vacuum bag OUTSIDE in the dumpster. The other easier option is a flea bomb. Send your pets to a responsible family member or friend for a day or two, and then set the bomb off. When you return, vacuum everything, throw the bag OUTSIDE in the dumpster, and your pets may return home. Frontline will kill the fleas on your pets within 24 hours...you will actually see many of the bugs retreating toward the pets tail before they croak.

Don't panic! It's treatable! It's easy!!!
post #23 of 27
Thread Starter 
I won't panic. It just grosses me out. Those little creepy crawly things....eeeewwwwwwwwww....It is so nasty. I feel so sorry for my prego kitty, because she is uncomfortable enough without having them stupid little things crawling all over her.
post #24 of 27
It is like lice in a child do the whole family in case better safe then to do this again lol
post #25 of 27
there is this flea shampoo and spray that is safe to use on pregnant, nursing and newborn animals. I have used it on newborns and prego moms with no ill affects. It works wonders. I got it at Petsmart, and I believe Petco carries it too. I think the name is DR. FLEA, it's all natural and does wonders. I would try the spray for yur house.
Kat, Luna and Tobi
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks I will go look for it tomorrow.....
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
Ok I used some frontline plus on her. The vet said put it between her shoulders. Now she keeps trying to lick it off, so I put a shirt on her and tied it at the back. She is not very happy with me.
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