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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 01:25 AM
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When you apply the Frontline, put it more towards the back of the head and not the shoulder blades. You'd be surprised where a cat can lick!
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Before you panic, make sure it's flea dirt....it could be any sort of dirt. The black specs will turn red when wet. So put them on a white paper towel and put a drop of water on them.



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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 12:03 PM
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How to know if there is tick and flea infestation?
When you come home from work one day and the fleas and ticks are laying around smoking pot and listening to loud music. You tell them to leave and they pull a knife on you..... then you know it's out of hand.
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Before you panic, make sure it's flea dirt....it could be any sort of dirt. The black specs will turn red when wet. So put them on a white paper towel and put a drop of water on them.
Last nite I did just that and I don't see it turn red, what a relief? Anyway, I quickly use ACV on ET just for prevention and when ET was back to his room, I sprayed the whole house with Bio-X, then vacuum.
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When you come home from work one day and the fleas and ticks are laying around smoking pot and listening to loud music. You tell them to leave and they pull a knife on you..... then you know it's out of hand.
So, I should be able to see them lying around with naked eye? By that time, it should be quite severe already, am I right to say that?
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Oh wow! I just found this video

I'll probably go buy a flea comb to be sure ET doesn't have any of those.
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But right now, I am beginning to suspect if ET's scratching had anything to do with the chicken I recently started him on. He may be allergic to it. I gave it to him when I 1st got him, he seemed to vomit and have soft poo each time, so I stopped. I started giving to him again 1wk ago after all the scare about carrageenan and Fussie Cat Chicken doesn't have carrageenan or guar gum. Will see if he will stop scratching if I stop chicken or was it Wellness Core Turkey & Duck that is giving him the itch? Will eliminate these 2 food gradually to see which causes the itch.
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