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  • #864042

    Catalina
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    Hello :]

    I have a 3 month old kitten. She was a stray and I’ve had her for a month now. She’s been to the vet to get checkups. She had a moderate flea issue which she was given the towel wrap treatment and bath and several flea combing sessions for. I have not seen any fleas in the past week, but I’m not sure if the eggs are just dormant in this colder weather (I really don’t know anything about fleas so not sure if that is accurate)? She also has ear mites and roundworms apparently.

    She has been doing well and is energetic as can be. Has a good appetite, plays a lot, with normal bathroom habits.

    I was given Revolution to take care of all the bug problems, but after reading several of some very scary stories about some kittens having very bad reactions to it (burns on site of application, seizures, and even death) I am just really worried about using it on her. Have any of you used it? Are there any safer recommendations to take care of ear mites, fleas, and worms??

    Also, my kitten is not done with her shots yet…should I wait for her to be done first?

    Thank you in advance!

    #864044

    pussigato
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    Thank you for rescuing your wee girl. Has she completed her deworming? That’s important because all stray kits have worms from the fur mom. I’m not fond of Revolution. The two most effective means of dealing with fleas are bathes with Dawn dish liquid. Remember not to get it in her eyes. Then pick up some Diatomaceous earth. It is, literally, dirt and works in this way:
    At a microscopic level, diatomaceous earth powder contains razor sharp edges that make it highly effective as a bug killer. The bugs ingest this porous powder and get severely dehydrated from inside out. The sharp edges also shred the insects’ insides as well as their exoskeletons. The best part is that the entire process takes very little time.
    Additionally, since the powder has a mechanical action, there is no question of the fleas getting immune to it, as is normally the case with other kinds of chemical flea killers available in the market.
    It is safe around children although I recommend having them in another area while you do this.

    Good luck
    PG

    #864045

    Catalina
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    Thanks for your quick reply!

    She has not been dewormed because according to the vet the Revolution is a mutli-medicine that is suppose to deworm, de-flea, and also get rid of the ear mites. But again, I’m a bit afraid to use it!

    To clarify, do I rub the DE directly into her fur I’m guessing? Does it get rid of the eggs too?

    #864051

    pussigato
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    This is my opinion and I don’t have kids. Hopefully, another TDKer will check in with their opinion.

    Given that she’s a stray, I’m surprised he didn’t recommend deworming.

    If she shows signs of roundworms, tapeworms or hookworms she needs to be dewormed. Although infrequently, parasites can migrate to humans. For yours and your families’ safety, I recommend having her dewormed by a vet.

    Once she’s been dewormed MAKE SURE the kids not get into or near the litter box because he body will be expelling the worms.

    Yes the DE can be rubbed on her fur and it will kill the eggs.

    PG

    #864053

    Kittyzee
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    Hi Catalina,
    I use Revolution on my cats and have not had a problem with it. It does kill internal parasites, fleas, flea eggs, and ear mites. It is (IMHO) one of the best and safest parasite killers that I have ever used. It also doesn’t leave a greasy mess on the back of their necks like some spot treatments I have used before. Since you have had your kitten to the vet, and you can only get Revolution by prescription, why don’t you call them and voice your concerns. They may be able to answer the questions you have and you won’t be afraid to use it.

    You can get fleas in your home by bringing them in on your clothing, even if you don’t have a pet. But once you put a topical treatment on your pet, the fleas seem to gravitate toward the animal, then the fleas are dead. Better than using flea bombs (which don’t work very well) and having everything in your home covered with an insecticide, including countertops, sofas, beds, dishes, etc. 😛

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