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Lovelongweekends Sat 15-Apr-17 21:32:32

Despite being up to date with frontline, I've just discovered two of the little buggers, one on my bed and one literally jumped off the cat on to me.
Nowhere will be open tomorrow to buy more frontline, what do I do until Tuesday to prevent an infestation? Can I give the cat more frontline before it's due? What do I do about beds/sofas/carpets? Help!!

ShowOfHands Sat 15-Apr-17 21:36:56

Frontline doesn't work. Fleas have been becoming immune for years.

You need a better spot on treatment and indorex from the vet to treat the house.

Wolfiefan Sat 15-Apr-17 21:37:40

No don't give more Frontline.
See a vet.
Frontline doesn't work. Advocate for cats and Indorex the house.

DumbledoresApprentice Sat 15-Apr-17 21:38:00

There's no point giving another frontline treatment as the fleas are more than likely immune to it. In a lot of places fleas have built resistance to it. Get a prescription for advocate or stronghold. They are both still effective as far as I'm aware.

Lovelongweekends Sat 15-Apr-17 21:42:21

Oh bloody hell. I've only had her since September and was told to use frontline. Grrr.
What shall I do until Tuesday? Should I keep her in the conservatory/outside? Is the house likely to already be infested? I have 3 small dc (6,3and6months). Thank you

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Apr-17 21:53:42

Don't buy anything over the counter, it's quite toxic to the cat.

Pets at home might be open tomorrow but you'll pay a consultation fee to see them. Don't forget the fleas don't die instantly, she might have picked up a flea and it will bite the cat and die.

No need to put the cat outside at all.

AliCat36 Sun 16-Apr-17 08:05:01

Hoover everywhere including under furniture and empty the hoover straight into the outside bin. Wash bedding and curtains. Get indorex or similar from pets at home as soon as you can and spray everywhere but make sure the cat and DC are out of the rooms.
In the meantime, have you got a flea comb? A nit comb works just as well. Comb the cat and put any fleas into a bowl of water with washing up liquid added - the soap stops them climbing back out. Read The Bug Squad website, lots of good advice on there. I gave mine a Johnsons4fleas tablet (from pets at home) which starts killing fleas very quickly but only last 24 hours. DON'T use any Bob Martins products they are dangerous and I've no idea how shops are still able to sell them. Shops are shut today but open again tomorrow. Get a prescription flea treatment from the vet, as said above, frontline doesn't seem to work nowadays.

Lovelongweekends Sun 16-Apr-17 08:20:08

Thank you alicat - great advice

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