What can I do! I'm going to spray the house again tomorrow. The poor thing has scabs round her tail and scabs round her back legs.
There's no sign of any flea dirt. I've been reading up about the flea cycle, but can anyone please help? How did you get rid of them??? I think she gets bitten outside as well - she was much better in the cold, but now it's warmer, she's got worse again.
What do I do now (we've done all the usual - spot on, flea spray round the house)
I've never bothered with inside of cupboards etc but sounds like you might have a real problem. When my nanna passed away my mum had to take the cat, get her that treatment at vet where they dip them, and got someone to flea bomb the house. My boy has steroid tablets now, I also took him for allergy testing and he's got artuvetrin which I inject him with at home, it's a specific vaccine for him. Fish oils work too, and I use something called allerderm. He had his allergies when I got him so it's not covered in insurance - he costs me a bloody fortune!
Which spot on are you using? Fipronil stopped working for us about 6 months ago, suddenly, very annoying. I have to get the prescription ones, now. Get vet to write you a 1 yr prescription & buy online to get good price.
I've checked the spot on and it's definitely right for her size. I've just spoken to the vet and he recommends reapplying a little early so that there's no chance of a gap. I've sprayed the whole house with Indorex (last time I did it was August (I checked my Amazon account), so to be fair it was probably due even though it says 12 months cover). That could explain why it's suddenly started to get worse again.
Fingers crossed this works. Is there anything else I should do? I read about vacuuming every day to get eggs to hatch. How long should I do that for?
Advocate is not fipronil, anyway. The pest control guy said 3-4 days to leave the Indorex after spraying. Well yeah I guess cat can get a dose, but it is supposed to be safe even at the very first initial dose.