Quick Tips: Conquering Fleas

Is your cat suffering from fleas? Launch a multi-pronged attack to rid your pet of these pests.

Posted: Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 PST 2002

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Eliminating fleas can be one of the most intensely frustrating experiences a cat or dog owner can attempt. The No. 1 thing recommended for cat flea control is to keep your cat inside; it's generally easier to treat your living space than the great outdoors. A multifaceted approach to flea control is essential for rapid relief. "On cat" control (dips, sprays, powders, flea combing, bathing), "in cat" control (new orally administered insect growth or development regulators) and environmental control (frequent vacuuming, area sprays, bombs and boric acid salts in the carpet) are the quickest ways to a flea-free home. Ignoring any one of these areas will lengthen the battle; you may even lose the war.
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Tiny Timmy    Portland, OR

3/27/2011 3:58:51 AM

This is very misleading. Yes, pets, homes and yards must be treated to stop an infestation, however the multifaceted approach here completely relies on increasing the pesticide burden of our animals and the humans who share their homes. I am so very disappointed with CF right now...

sharon    Melbourne, FL

6/2/2008 3:44:17 PM

how old should a kitten be when you give it a flea treatment/bath?

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