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My cat is mostly an indoor cat, but during the warmer weather months, she tries her hardest to get outside, and sometimes she does. So needless to say, she brings fleas into the house. Im trying to rid the entire house of fleas because when I give her a flea bath, the ones on her are killed, but the ones in the house itself just jump on her later, and there starts the problem all over again.

I would like some advice on what to use so i can rid the entire house of the lil pests. plus, I am gonna try to make sure she doesnt get outside anymore
 

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Over here (UK) they sell a monthly course of flea treatment (usually 6 months) that contains a vial of solution that you put on the skin at the base of the cat's neck...it's important to not buy the cheaper kind at the supermarket, all good vets should have it...it's called Frontline over here, but no doubt is rebranded in the States.

This will sterlise the fleas so that they don't lay eggs, basically flea eggs go into carpets, and other soft furnishings, and can lay dormant for up to six months, they only hatch when it's hot, like you say in the summer it's worse, but also in the winter due to central heating etc. It's important you stick with it for 6-9 to treat the initial problem, and then use it during the winter and summer for ever more. Let your cat out if you can, they are happier when they get to do what they want to do! :D
 

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Frontline is the namebrand here in the US, and it works great! My cats had a really nasty case of fleas when I adopted them, and just one dose killed all the fleas and I haven't seen one since August. I also made a spray of lemon and rosemary boiled and left to sit overnight. I rinsed the cats before I put on the Frontline and then I clean house with the mixture. Supposedly fleas can't stand the essential oils in the brew.

And please, do keep your kitty indoors. They might seem a bit unhappy at first, but a little grumpy is better than dead!
 

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Your best bet would be to use a product such as

Advantage
Revolution
Frontline.

They all work, and very well at that! They protect your cat.

You can try flea bombs for your house, and if your infestation is REALLY bad, you can have a professional exterminator come out, you can find some for a relatively good price at times.

Keep in mind, even with a good preventive treatment, it can take months before a really large problem is under control, simply because the flea larva can lay dormant for months up to a year, until they are finally distrubed by vibrains or humidity. These can be found not only on your cat, but on you, your carpet and other furniture.
So all of the above needs to be treated.
There are about 6,000 different species of flea's, and each likes a different host, so you don't need to treat yourself for them, but you do for just about everything else.

Good luck!
 

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There is no need to keep your cat inside (imo) if you can provide it with a safe outdoor space, without too many busy roads, and plenty of gardens etc. I lived in NYC for 7 years (middle of Manhattan), in a brownstone with a garden, and never let my cat out unsupervised, that I know would have been stupid...but in other cities it can be perfectly safe for them, and lets face it, they are happier being able to have the choice.
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Go with the brands listed in this thread. Do not get the Hartz variety you can find at the grocery store. I heard rumors online that Hartz flea drops can injure and even kill cats. I confirmed the rumors with my vet who relayed this story to me: A patient of hers had come in because her cat had lost all its fur and was going into convulsions. My vet was able to save the cat's life, but the fur along its spine never grew back. It was because the owner had use Hartz flea drops on the animal.

Good luck, sleeperalty!

(Edit: the word filter changed the word "kill" to "love" and now the sentence doesn't make much sense. Hartz flea drops do not love cats. They do something much, much worse to them.)
 
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