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Old 07-17-2007, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flea eggs in kitten fur?????

Hi, I've just found a stray kitten that seems to have a strange coat condition that as first i thought was dirt, but they seem to be little tiny white things stuck to his fur.

Maybe flea eggs? The thing is I just gave him a very through bath and saw no evidence of fleas.

I of course plan on taking him to the vet, but in the meantime, what could be causing this???
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Flea dirt looks more like dirt...black specs, not white dots...not sure what that could be. Maybe dandruff?
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought of that too, but it's like stuck to his fur. You can hardly pull them off. And I meant the eggs not the 'poop' .

Or are the eggs dark too? it's just odd because he is so little and I washed him top to bottom and saw no fleas or flea dirt.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lice?
They lay their eggs on the hair shaft (attached with a glue). There is a type that lives on cats.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, sounds like possible "lice eggs" to me too. Get a fine-toothed comb and start combing them out gently... definitely needs a trip to the vet.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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OH yeah, I forgot about that. Eeeew, for some reason I am 10x more grossed out by lice than fleas. I don't know why.
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My guess would be lice
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Here is an article on lice and cats:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm ... icleid=751
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow, never knew cats got lice. But, that is what it looks like...I now know what I have to do, so thanks for all you replies and sorry my last post was a bit grammar less and wonky. I was typing while half asleep and holding a kitten, I am sure you all know how it is.

His vet appt. is next week, I think in the meantime I am going to get some shampoo and comb for him though, I have other cats and I don't want to have to give a bath to everyone, and although he is isolated I am sure lice can crawl under doors.
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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NOT LICE!!!! Fly eggs. Wash the kitten ASAP in dawn dish soap!! Take him to the vet now!Flies lay their eggs in ears, mouths, up the rectum! He needs Capstar immediatly! Get it from the vet, it will kill them all! This kitten will be eaten from the inside out if it is fly eggs! I have had MANY baby squirrels in this condition as well as kittens. They will hatch into maggots. Look in the mouth and ears. If you can, post pictures and I can tell you if they are fly eggs. This is very serious if they are fly eggs.
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