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SarfE4sticated Sat 08-Jun-19 09:10:26

Hi there, hope you can help. My cat is about 2, and a rescue. She is gorgeous, but not really a 'people' cat, so will only allow herself to be handled rarely. She is affectionate with me, will sit on my lap, and often gets into bed with me at night, but is slightly standoffish the rest of the time.
I have been treating her fleas with Frontline, but because she is so prickly, may not have always got all of the dose onto her skin.
I treated her last weekend and noticed a flea in her fur and her scratching a lot. According to the man at Pets at home it takes a while for the drops to work, but it's been a week now and she is still scratching a lot.
What can I do now? It's too soon to treat her again, and I can't bear to see her scratch so much. Can I get a flea collar to put on her now? If I take her to the vets (which she hates) will he be able to do anything?
I have a cannister of Indorex to spray the sofa etc, but not sure when's best to do that.
Can you help?

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dementedpixie Sat 08-Jun-19 09:14:50

Frontline isn't that great. I'd buy a vet treatment or try Advantage which is the only over the counter treatment that is recommended. I don't know how soon you can treat again though

Lamentations Sat 08-Jun-19 09:29:11

Yes you need flea treatment from the vets, sorry. You can get a prescription to get it a bit cheaper. You'll need to treat your house as well...

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 08-Jun-19 09:33:29

I think the very vets do a tablet one now, you could try crushing it in her food.

AllTheGlitter Sun 09-Jun-19 19:04:19

I use advantage and it works wonders. Mine got fleas with frontline.

SarfE4sticated Sun 09-Jun-19 20:55:56

I’m going to have to book a vets appointment aren’t I! 🙄 so stressful for DarlingCat even getting in case and car, and at least £50 too.

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HardAsSnails Sun 09-Jun-19 21:01:54

You don't need a vets appointment for fleas. You won't be able to apply another treatment yet, so I would suggest using a household flea spray (Indorex is good) to start slowing down the cycle, and if you can, flea combing the cat. Then either buy Advantage over the counter or pop into the vet's for a prescription only type. You can also ask the vets about the injection if spot ons are a real problem.

SarfE4sticated Sun 04-Aug-19 12:52:17

Hi again!
Managed to get our cat with the Advantage drops last month, but this month she is not letting me near here, well not for long enough to part the fur and dab the stuff on.
I have just given her a flea tablet from Bob Martin which she took happily hidden in cheese, hoorah!
Just checked their website and it is only to kill fleas, and does not offer protection. I apparently need to add drops as well. Urgh.
"Give some instant relief with Clear Flea Tablets (available for cats & dogs) or Clear Flea Shampoo (dogs only).
Follow up with a Clear Spot On, this will continue to kill fleas and ticks for around a month. Use Clear Plus for a 2 in 1 protection on your pet and in your home"
Do any of you know of a tablet that does offer long term protection?
I could wrestle her into the carrier and get her to the vets, but she will absolutely hate it, so a tablet does seem kinder.
Thanks in advance

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SarfE4sticated Sun 04-Aug-19 12:53:12

Sprayed with Indorex on Friday

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AllTheGlitter Sun 04-Aug-19 14:20:11

My cat hates them too but we manage to get him in the kitchen, one person grab him and hold him with their hand under his chin/round his chest and the other hand under his tummy (the one he likes more should do this) and the other person puts the drops on

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