Loreena getting fleas outside, Frontline is not working- ANY HELP,PLEASE?
Frontline Plus for her and Joy, normal one to Lucky.
The best aplication in Lolo I ever did ( its the first time she get fleas) -and I'm flea combing EVERYBODY EVERY DAY but those damn fleas are still alive.
If I had getting dead ones, I could think are just new ones, but...
Lucky love the combing stuff and almost beg for - but she's the one with short hair and mercifully I never found one on her.I need to concentrate my efforts on the others
Joy let me do it when she's in the mood - but almost always lays on one side and dont roll over for nothing.Try combing a Maine coon with a tiny flea comb and you ll know what I mean.
Loreena is the one that is bringing the stuff so I have to extra comb her - she gets bothered with and always refused belly brushing.
Everybody is more bright and soft than Cats for Expositions and fur ball number reduced to zero - well I have to find a bright side to look for for not to give up
Next Door Neighbour ( a nice person, I like her, she has a young kid and a small dog and looks like an absolutely clean person) opened a Pets Bath and Growming there and Im afraid the bad news are coming from animals taken to her care
Or from my aunt's caretaker ,that has lots of big dogs in her house and money enough for bathing /spraying those but probably only do it when they are stinky, cos those are her husband dogs and he doesnt care.
Loreena has access to the backyard - and its not possible make the place completly FLEA SAFE, or so
Vet suggested Advocate and another I cant remember now- but besides being even more expensive than Frontline I 'm also not believing it will work
Does anybody here has suggestions about?
Advocate is one option,point is I have 3 cats, buying that just for Lolo will cost me about the same price as 2 Frontlines ( promo springtime pack)
Do you thing using that just for her ( other cats are just indoor) could work fine?
Do your cat is an indoor or outdoor cat?
Hi, I can't remember how much the Advocate was now. I know it costs more than Frontline.
My cat Smudge is an outdoor cat.
If you use on one cat, should be OK I should think, unless you feel if she has fleas they would go onto the other two cats. I know the expense is hard. What I do is keep combing Smudge to see if fleas come back, and only put the Advocate on then. On pack it suggests time scale, but you don't have to adhere to that if the cat remains flea free. I think in winter the fleas are less anyway. As I say, if the cat allows it, comb every day. My Smudge likes to be combed, but I know some cats don't like it. How about your Lolo, does she mind being combed?
See how it goes. let me know. Good luck and love to your cats.
One thing you can do is go to a garden nursery and ask for nematodes for your lawn. You place these in the damp shady areas of your own property. Sorry, I don't know the Portuguese translation for nematodes, but I found some scientific names. This should help, since scientific names are meant to help with universal translation. This quote comes from Answers.com "Nematodes are divided into two classes; Andenophorea and Secernentea and their phylum is Nematoda." You will not be able to see the nematodes once you place them in your lawn and other areas on your property, but they will still be there. Under a microscope they resemble worms. When I did some research on natural flea removal, I learned about nematodes and diatomaceous earth. You want the nematodes, because they eat fleas, particularly flea eggs and larvae. You have to treat the outside of the home and not just the inside of the home in order to really get ahead of the fleas.
For inside of the house, diatomaceous earth is great and it does work. NEVER ever place diatomaceous earth directly on pets. It is natural, but it is a very fine particulate and neither you nor your kitties should breathe it. While the cats are outside, use a dust mask or some kind of cloth tied around your nose and mouth. Place the diatomaceous earth inside crevices and under furniture, even if the floors don't have carpeting, but especially if you do have carpeting. If your furniture is soft and stuffed, place the diatomaceous earth inside the cracks and crevices. Don't worry, it will not ruin your furniture. If a little bit gets on the outside of the furniture, don't be too concerned for now. After you sprinkle it over carpeting and work it into the carpeting with a long handled brush, you wait for about two hours, then you vacuum your carpets. Leave the diatomaceous earth where it is when it is in hidden areas, like cracks and crevices, unless that's someplace the kitties paw at. It won't hurt their skin, but you don't want them stirring it up and breathing it in.
Wash all the pet bedding and your own bedding in hot water. When you strip your bed, place some diatomaceous earth between the mattress and box spring. You will not need to worry about vacuuming this up again later, so you can just replace the mattress and go ahead and make your bed again. There is an added bonus to doing this to your mattress: Diatomaceous earth works for all sorts of small insects and spiders, so this is a great option for saving your mattress if you ever get those horrid bed bugs.
The reason you want diatomaceous earth is that it works by drying out the little creatures' bodies, shrivelling them up and killing them. It dries out insects and spiders at all stages of their lives. Buy it at a garden nursery. It is natural and it will not harm the environment. Once there is enough of it removed after treating the home so that it won't get kicked up into the air and no one has to worry about you or the pets breathing in the small particulates, you can let the cats back into the house. It's not poison or toxin. It's made from dried out microscopic ocean creatures called diatoms. That's it, nothing more. You just don't want to breathe it because of it being finer than normal dust, so it would be irritating to the nose and the lungs.
Since your cats are indoor and outdoor cats, you probably do need to continue with what was already suggested, but the tips that I just mentioned are things to bring the flea population down and even hopefully remove them completely--at least completely from the home. Don't forget to treat the outside of the home with the nematodes.
Tks for replying.I keep combing everybody - and they do prefer me doing that the time Im absolutely wishing to do another thing - like sleepping .Well well, babies..
The only I already knew about nematodes ( nematoides in Portuguese)is from my gardening studies and they are kind of "pests"one never wants bring on voluntarily to your place, since they cause damage to many plants eating the roots or so.Flowers and greens mainly.
Not that Im specially worried with those,I'm kind of give up gardening here - but I guess I wont find this to sell anyway...
I had already read something here about DIATOMACEUS EARTH - but is is another thing I will get "ARE YOU NUTS?" looks when asking for.
For diatomaceus the only anterior reference I had was -" a kid of algae" - from my Biology College
I will search more about both
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