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The cat had a program injection, what happens if he gets fleas?

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Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Mar-14 18:48:54

Do they just die confused

cozietoesie Fri 28-Mar-14 18:55:10

I have a feeling that Program just prevents eggs from developing and that you need a spot on for live fleas which are present. (I'll stand to be corrected on that, though.) Didn't the vet explain the product ?

How is the boy doing generally by the way?

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 28-Mar-14 19:02:02

She did mention it stops fleas breeding so you won't get infested. He doesn't have fleas at the moment.

He seems ok, annoyed I won't let him out because he's had an injection.

I'm just wondering what happens if a flea jumps on him, it's cat central around here & there's bound to be people who don't do flea treatments.

cozietoesie Fri 28-Mar-14 19:20:27

I guess it would lay eggs - which wouldn't develop - and then die of old age? I think you need an expert, Fluffy.

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 28-Mar-14 19:35:35

The flea eggs can't develop to larvae so the life cycle ends. If the cat is an indoor cat Program is a very effective control. If the cat goes outside it probably will pick up fleas and you will see an occasional flea.

cozietoesie Fri 28-Mar-14 19:44:44

Thanks Lone.

moonbells Fri 28-Mar-14 22:13:19

You do get the odd live one <looks hard at bite on ankle and then at Mooncat> but not that many. We had the old food additive version for years with our old lady, and the current pair get the jabs. Expensive, but when I hear of folk with hopping houses, I'm glad we do!

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