Treating fleas on Cats and getting rid of fleas in the home

I love your column! Very informative. I have 4 indoor cats. I’ve been using Frontline, flea combs, cleaning, bathing, general effective means to keep fleas almost non existent. I wanted to suggest something that works great for bathing.
Cats freak out when you put them down in the bathtub sometimes. I take a window screen, put it across the kitchen sink , and put the cat on the screen. I use the sink squirter on low, warm water. Fleas will come off, no bending, and the cats tolerate it.
Hope this helps someone with cat bathing.
Cheers!

Figure 1. Adult cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché). Photograph by University of Florida.

Also known as spot-on products, topical treatments are squeezed out of a tube and applied to the pet's neck or back. One advantage of these products is that they generally contain insect growth regulators (IGRs), which prevent eggs from hatching and larvae from maturing into adult fleas. This means that a single application can completely eliminate fleas for up to a month. However, these products have drawbacks as well. Although they're generally safe for pets if applied correctly, they can irritate the skin or eyes of humans; should you come in contact with the product, it must be rinsed off promptly. Once applied, the product may take several hours to dry. During this time, it may rinse off in water, and the residue may transfer to other pets, furniture or humans. Moreover, some pet owners find the smell or feel of the spot-on treatments unpleasant.

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Use only cat products on cats. Sprays and flea powder aimed at other animals can kill your cat. Hi Natasha,
I have a 14 yr old tabby cat who because of his high flea infestation is banned to the kitchen. The problem I have is that wherever he lies he leaves a huge amount of flea dirt,and eggs. Not sure what is the best treatment that will kill fleas and stop the eggs. We have bathed him but within a day he is covered in flea eggs and dirt. Please help.

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Here’s my situation:
Indoor/outdoor long haired cat: Given Capstar, and been given on spot treatment – this is third month. I have not been combing – long-haired, hates combing. I did a little combing yesterday and combed out a live flea, plus some dirt – I presume flea dirt.
I have bombed house, sprayed all furniture, washed and dried in hot water everything and bagged it (pillows, throws). Could not move beds, so sprayed well under all beds. I have steam cleaned carpets and put down borax several times. Vacuumed 2X’s daily until fleas were under control. Now just once a day. Here’s the scoop, I am on week 9 and I still vacuum up 1-3 live fleas a day upstairs and 1-3 live fleas downstairs. What have a I missed? Any new suggestions?
Should I have the cat dipped? Shaved?
I am getting tired of fighting this infestation…..

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Fleas aren't just a nuisance for your cat; they can lead to health issues. Using good, quality flea control products means that you are looking out for your furry friend. Flea control products don't come one-size-fits-all, and they should be labeled as safe for cats. Never use dog flea control on a cat. Different types of flea control products for cats include topical solutions, collars, sprays, tablets, and oral solutions.These liquids are typically applied on one area of your cat and can last for a month before having to be reapplied. Many can start killing off fleas in as little as 12 hours. Topical flea treatments for cats include , and .