Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
Over the counter flea medications often contain archaic ingredients that are harmful to cats, baths have been known kill. It is a good rule of thumb to never use anything you wouldn't get from you vet on fleas.
And no, you should not use a spray and Advantage at the same time.
It probably is working, but since he is an outdoor cat he continues to be reinfested. For really good flea control you have to be able to treat the area as well, which you can't do with an outdoor cat. Does he have a couple or is he truly infested?
If so, then I agree with Jen to try a different brand or something. Maybe one that also kills other parasites?
Well, you see Adams flea spray sold in a vets office. I was just trying to think of something to use on him short term to get all these immediate fleas off of him. Actually, I have treated my yard twice already this summer. It was infested. All I had to do was stand outside in the grass and the fleas started jumping on my legs. He doesn't just have a couple of fleas on him. When I run my hands through his fur, I see them all over the place. Sometimes I try to pick them off and put them in water, but they ususally get away from me.
I've got a call in to Lafayette Animal Aide (a no-kill shelter) that gives out discount coupons to have animals spayed/neutered. "Foster" has been hanging out at my house for a few years now. I know, he's technically my cat since I feed him and all. I've always wanted to have him neutered so that he's not doing his part to add to the overpopulation of cats in the neighborhood. My mom always said, "but what if he's someone's cat." I'm at the point where I say, "so?" If he is someone's cat, although I doubt he is, they don't care enough to do it, so I will. As I said before, I don't live in this house yet, but I usually go there every day after work to work on it and on Saturdays. Sometimes, I don't see him for a few days. He's out whoring I say. LOL He usually shows back up with new scratches and scars on him. Once he missed for about 3 weeks. I figured that he was either dead, or someone took him in (since he's very friendly). But he showed back up....skinny and all beat up.
I'll look into a different flea RX.