Fleas are small parasitic bugs that seek a host animal, such as a kitten, and can cause severe itching, discomfort, and anemia. Because kittens' bodies are so small, they are at a high risk of flea anemia due to the loss of blood from the fleas feeding. I have 5, 7-week old kittens (and mama cat) and I've noticed flea dirt on a couple of the kittens. I have read about using dawn dish soap to bathe them, flea combing them, using Apple cider vinegar, etc etc etc. I'm just wondering if there are any flea products I can use on 7 week old kittens. I have some revolution and some frontline.
At 4 weeks old, the vet can give her Capstar which will kill the adult fleas in a matter of minutes. ♥Pretty♥ ♥Kitty♥ October 11, 2009 at 7:06 am Definatley take it to the vets.
Fleas on kittens 7 weeks old. For the past couple of days, I’ve been taking care of a 3-week old kitten. Ninety percent of the time I end up having to treat these kittens with fleas and it can be difficult to find a one-time product for those under 8 weeks of age. It’s been touch and go as the people that brought her into the clinic saw her get tossed out of a car window. Hello, Please can some one help me!! I brought a 7 week old kitten on Wednesday and i have noticed she has fleas please can some one advise on how I can treat her for them as most things are not to be used till she is like 12 weeks and I have read that they can kill them if they have too many fleas!![smilie=022.gif] Revolution (active ingredient selamectin) can be used in puppies from 7 weeks of age onwards. Frontline (active ingredient fipronil) can be used at 8 weeks and over. Oral medications such as Comfortis (active ingredient spinosad) are only safe from 14 weeks of age onwards.
What can I use for fleas on a 6 to 8 week old kitten. Revolution (a spot on flea treatment) is safe to use on kittens six weeks of age and older, according to their package instructions. I recommend using that on Jasper. If he has fleas, you will also… If your kitten is 8 weeks old or younger, follow the steps below. If your kitten is over 8 weeks old you can follow the steps to get rid of fleas on cats. 1. Fill a sink with warm water, be sure it’s not to hot, you don’t want to burn your kitten. Place your kitten butt first into the water, slowly so they don’t panic. For kittens with biting (adult) fleas, you will likely want a product that works quickly to kill these parasites. Capstar is a popular flea product that works within 6 hours to kill 90% of fleas, and it can be used on kittens as young as 4 weeks of age and older, provided the kitten weighs at least 2 pounds. While Capstar is fast-acting and effective at killing fleas, keep in mind that the.
Here is a step by step treatment method to get rid of fleas on kittens under 8 weeks: Step#1: Bathe your kittens. Put some warm water in a tub and mix a mild dish washing detergent like dawn. The dish washing detergent is effective in killing most of the fleas on the kitten’s body and the remaining need to be combed or picked off manually. Most products are safe for use in kittens older than 8-10 weeks or over 1.5-2 pounds, but every product is different. Typically, flea products haven’t been tested on kittens younger or smaller than that, so they may contain doses that are too high for very young, tiny kittens. In consultation with your vet, kittens over 4 weeks old may be treated with Capstar (there is a minimum weight requirement). This application kills the adult fleas but not their offspring. Other flea medications safe for kittens list 8 weeks of age as a minimum.
You have to treat the environment, because fleas hatch out in cycles, and the fleas you see today, were eggs THREE WEEKS AGO. You must treat the area to get rid of the fleas, which will continually get on your kittens, if you don't. Also, wash or get rid of all of the bedding that the kittens are sleeping on. If you read their manual carefully you will realize that the concentration is the same in kitten and adult, so in one adult there are 3 kitten dosages. The minimal effective is 2.7 mg/lbs, so for a two pound kitten 6 mg is enough and if measured with a syringe it is 0.1 ml per kitten. And one adult tube will cover 7 kittens!!! The kittens in my current batch at 5-6 weeks old each got .2 mL. My 10 week old kittens (rescued from the same property as the little guys, but different litter) got .3 mL each. That took care of all the fleas and none of the kittens were sick from that dose.
I rescued my kitten at about 5 or 6 weeks old, he is now 10 or 11 weeks old, my question is can I put flea drops on him now, even though the drops say to do so at 12 weeks. I give him regular baths every week or 2, and by the time he is due for a bath he has a lot of fleas on him just in that amount of time. I just got a new Lab and Catahoula mixed puppy 7 weeks old. I bathed him with a flea shampoo for puppies yesterday and today I washed him with dawn because some people said it would help. He still has fleas and is miserable. I rescued him because his previous owner was going to shoot him :/ I cant stand to see him suffer and scratch all night long. By making it impossible for fleas to infest your older cats, your kitten will be less likely to suffer from fleas again. Cats under 6 weeks of age cannot receive chemical treatments for fleas. Cats aged 14 weeks and older, or which are 2 lbs, may take Comfortis for fleas.
Provide proper nourishment. Kittens 5 weeks old can be started on wet kitten food – sometimes adding a kitten replacer (available at feed/pet stores and veterinarians offices) to the wet food can help a kitten who is a little undernourished. Kittens 6 weeks and older can eat wet or dry kitten food. I adopted a 7 week old kitten today and the poor little guy has fleas. I went to the pet store and they said that there is nothing that they sell that will kill them. We have an appointment at the vet on Friday but I feel like the fleas are all over me. I read that Dawn dish soap will kill fleas. My question is, how much should be used and exactly what should I do when bathing him. Capstar is suitable for kitten aged 4 weeks or more and should also weigh between 2 to 25 pounds. The product treat flea infestation and inhibit/prevent future re-infestation. Capstar comes in two dosage: Cats/kittens weighing from 2 to 25 pounds should be given 11.4 mg while those weighing from 25.1 – 125 pounds be treated with 57 mg.
The all-important first six weeks in a cat's life will do much in determining its personality and character for the rest of its life. Healthwise, this period is also extremely important to the developing kitten, as very young kittens are susceptible to a number of threats, such as fleas and upper respiratory infections.
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