Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
I'm surprised that the RSPCA won't do anything. So it's up to her....suggest she make an appt. with a vet to get the fleas removed, and there's is medication that can prevent further fleas. She should get/borrow a cat carrier to take it to the vet. Or, your friend could do it herself with a fine-toothed flea comb. It may take a little longer to get rid of them, but if she does it every day, she will. If she gives the cats food/treats after the combing, etc., the cat will likely be more compliant. Depending on the cat's temperament she may have to do it slowly and a little at a time to work up to combing the entire coat. It's will be a lot easier if the cat is shorthair, but if it's longhair with matted hair she may have to have the vet do it, or possibly a groomer is another option.
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Last edited by marie73; 10-08-2018 at 12:04 PM.