Are Newborn Kittens Born With Fleas
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Are newborn kittens born with fleas. In consultation with your vet kittens over 4 weeks old may be treated with capstar there is a minimum weight requirement. Carefully remove fleas from the kitten s coat and drop into the bowl of water to drown the flea. If their mum or any other household pet has fleas kittens can become infested immediately after birth.
Natural homeopathic or essential oil treatments may harm your kitten so avoid. Start date may 14 2007. However most professional flea and tick products contain toxic ingredients that can be fatal to kittens.
May 14 2007 1 o. You can buy kitten collars which have the same ingredients in but it s better if you make your own and use it twice a week. Fleas will literally suck the life out of kittens so it s very important that you get rid of the fleas.
Also clean the. Kittens should not have fleas when newborns however i have 6 one month old kittens and all have fleas except the mom. Make sure you deflea all of your pets and soft furnishings before your queen gives birth to ensure they don t suffer from a flea infestation.
The only way you re going to do this without harming them is to flea treat the mom cat with something that is safe to use on nursing cats get advantage from your vet. Newborn kittens with fleas or ticks should be treated immediately. Fleas can make kittens itchy and spread disease and if they re really severe they can even cause serious blood loss and illness.
Until kittens are old enough for flea treatments to be used it will be necessary to manually remove fleas as well as treat the mother and decontaminate the home. Blood sucking parasites can be fatal to kittens as they can cause anemia or a low red blood cell count or carry lyme disease. They might catch them at birth from their mothers though.
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