Itchy, bitten, and uncomfortable a kitten with fleas. Fleas are tiny parasites that can cause big problems for your kitten. Not only are they itchy and uncomfortable, but left untreated, fleas can cause serious health problems. So how do you get rid of them? Keep reading to find out.
Fleas are tiny parasites that can cause big problems for your kitten. Not only are they itchy and uncomfortable, but left untreated, fleas can cause serious health problems. So how do you get rid of them? Keep reading to find out.
Tips for Getting Rid of Fleas on Kittens
Fleas are a common problem for kittens, and can cause a great deal of discomfort. Here are a few tips for getting rid of fleas on kittens:
- Use a flea comb to remove the fleas from the kitten’s fur. Be sure to get close to the skin, and pay special attention to the areas around the ears and neck.
- Apply a topical flea treatment, such as Advantage or Frontline, to kill any remaining fleas.
- Put your kitten in a steamy bathroom and run hot water for about 5 minutes. The steam will help kill any remaining fleas.
- Wash your kitten’s bedding and toys in hot water to kill any remaining fleas.
How do you treat fleas on kittens?
The best way to treat fleas on kittens is to start with prevention. Make sure your kitten has a flea collar safe for kittens and regular monthly baths. Regular checks and brushing will also help to remove fleas from your kitten’s coat. If your kitten does happen to get fleas, there are a few options for treatment. You can use a flea comb on your kitten to remove the fleas manually. You can also purchase a number of topical treatments that are safe for use on kittens, such as Frontline or Revolution. These treatments will kill the fleas on contact and help to prevent further infestations. Finally, you can treat your home itself for fleas by vacuuming regularly and using insecticide safe for pets.
How do you get rid of fleas on kittens naturally?
You can get rid of fleas on kittens naturally by using a flea comb to remove the fleas and their eggs, and then using a safe pesticide-free shampoo to kill any remaining fleas.
You can also use a safe pesticide-free insecticide such as cedar oil to get rid of any remaining fleas. Cedar oil is non-toxic to both cats and kittens, and it’s effective at killing fleas, ticks, and other insects.
When applying cedar oil to your kitten, be sure not to get it in their eyes or ears, and avoid getting it on their fur if you’re going to be petting them later. Also, avoid using cedar oil if your kitten is pregnant.