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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-23-2014, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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New feral kittens and some fleas

So this past week we trapped two feral kittens, one on tue and her sister on Wednesday. Today was their first vet visit. They are healthy, only 8-9 weeks and only 1.8 lbs. they each have a few fleas, not horrible but they have them. They do have worms, but this past weekend I had brought fecal sample in and received the meds so treated them sat, sun and mon, and will repeat in three weeks. For the fleas Vet and staff recommended frontline plus, which I have always been hinky about using any of those types of meds but I bought it there and have it home. Anyone have experience using this on kittens? Would like some opinions and input. They said it's ok to apply now, or wait a week after they spend another week eating good...thoughts? We named them Maggie Mae and Rosie. Maggie is the darker closest one. Click image for larger version

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-23-2014, 10:54 PM
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I would be hesitant to use those products on such young animals. I know Dawn dish soap can be used for puppies and dogs to rid of fleas. I had a pup here that had fleas. I gave daily baths with Dawn and the fleas were gone. Maybe someone with more experience will now if it can be used for kittens too.
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Ooh they're so cuuuuute!!!!

I think there is a Frontline that can be used with young and/or underweight kittens - maybe that's the Frontline Plus that you have. I'm pretty sure my vet gave Frontline to the stray that I had a couple of months ago rather than the Revolution that my other kitties got, but I don't have the records anymore (gave them to her new mommy).

But 1.8 lbs. does seem awfully tiny to be putting a flea treatment on them.
- maybe that's the Frontline Plus that you have.
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I usex it on Merlin when he was 8 weeks old. I made sure it was the kitten version.


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OMG.....soooooo flippin CUTE!!!
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Sabrina,
Those are some precious little kitties! They're Adorable!!

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Thanks everyone, I have to go with my gut and not put it on them. I would love to bathe them in dawn, but they are still not calm enough for that yet, I guess I just need to be patient and let them gain some weight and give them a capstar. Meanwhile I'm going to do what I can with a flea comb. Rosie has been playing for a couple days, Maggie just played for the first time today, big milestone for her, she's so scared of everything. Also, Maggie purred!!! Rosie has not purred yet, hope that comes soon, poor babies. I can't wait til I can introduce them to Charli!

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I would love to bathe them in dawn, but they are still not calm enough for that yet
I had a tiny little kitten who was SO spunky and would squirm and squiggle in my hands like crazy, I thought for sure he wouldn't let me give him a bath (he was covered head to toe with his food), surprisingly he did. Either way, better to get the fleas under control. You've got some real cuties there.
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Hi Cheddar...it's more than squirmy, they were born feral and it's only been a bit over a week I've had them and they are still fearful. Mostly everything scares them, just need to be a little more accustomed to house noises, movement, etc before I get them in a bath. We can pick them up and snuggle them, and they just started eating in front of us. They both played for the first time today, chasing after a toy similar to da bird. Maggie purrs, but not Rosie yet. I'm hoping another few days and maybe I can try a bath without them going into a panic. If you stand and they are on the floor, they hide...if they see a shadow, they bolt for cover...poor babies.

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I use Diatomaceus Earth (food grade) for the fleas incl for the cat that used to be feral. Just put a little bit in your palm and rub it on their fur and skin once a day for two three days. I use a teaspoon for adult cats. If the fleas infestation is not so bad you won't need much at all. I prob only use this method 3 days in a row when they had fleas last time.

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