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    Try Revolution, the vets we work with say it's the best for fleas with cats. It's prescription only but our vets and clinic managers (cat ladies) swear by it even over Frontline.

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    That's interesting B. I work with Govt vets sometimes and I am under the impression that we can get both OTC and prescription frontline?

    Kitty's issue may be that a trip to the vet can cost upwards of 50-80 I guess?

    ETA- I think that the UK brand name for selamectin is "Stronghold"
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    Yeah, I hear you it can be expensive. I work with low-income clinics, maybe try searching if there are similar services in kitty's area? An office visit at one of our low income clinics is $35, a regular vet charges around $45-50 here.

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    The vet where we took one of my girls to in her final days is the cheapest around but even flea treatments are pretty steep. However the little furry turd is clean and clear now so we're hoping that keeping her in a good flea collar and doing top up treatments will keep her little friends at bay until things improve.
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    I got some teagree oil from aldi that i'm going to dab on my little darlings. Works for nits so i'm hoping it'll be the same for fleas.
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    My two kittens had fleas. I actually just used fairy washing up liquid to suffocate and drown the fleas because the cats were too young for a flea shampoo. I flea bombed (small brand from local pet store) every room the cats entered, then hoovered and washed all of their items. I then actually used bob martin spot on flea treatment on each kitten and we've been good since. Although tbh I am going to change to frontline, because I have heard Bob Martins isn't that effective.
    Edit: we also locked the kittens in one room (for a few days) to be sure all the fleas were gone before letting them back around the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    The vet where we took one of my girls to in her final days is the cheapest around but even flea treatments are pretty steep. However the little furry turd is clean and clear now so we're hoping that keeping her in a good flea collar and doing top up treatments will keep her little friends at bay until things improve.
    Put an extra collar in your vaccum cleaner bag. Saw that in Heloise Household Hints.
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    Thanks McJag, I'll remember that.
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    Would you need a flea collar, or just use flea powder as "shake & vac"? Just s thought.... depending what you've got on hand.
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    I do not know of this Bob Martin.

    Found this:

    Salt and Baking Soda: An Easy All-Natural Remedy for Flea Infestation on Carpet - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

    We have indoor/outdoor dogs, and we use Sentinel (a monthly pill that acts as flea birth control, so the eggs can't hatch if our dogs pick up fleas outside and they lay eggs) and K-9 Advantix (monthly topical that kills fleas they do pick up) and they work great. It is pricey in the US, but it's worth it, to not deal with fleas. My grandmother had two cats when I was growing up, and there were no such remedies then, just flea collars and flea shampoo, and they didn't work very well.

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