Fleas are dangerous to any animal especially neonates-(newborns). Please take action soon for your kittens health. If you have the mother and other animals you should have them looked at and treated for fleas as well. When your kittens are treated for fleas keep them on Frontline to prevent them in the future. Remember your house is now infested. There aren’t many things cuter than a kitten, but imagine your shock when playing with your new pet and finding fleas. These little bloodsucking insects can cause major problems for kittens and need to be removed. Fleas can make a new home on your…
That's why her newborn kittens have fleas (which carry lifethreatening diseases) directly after being born. I hope your future child or children are more "fine" than that when they are born. Reply With Quote. 2015-06-02, 01:41 AM #54. Crissi. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Started Threads Moderator Join Date Oct 2012
Newborn kittens have fleas. Yesterday I found fleas on one of the kittens. My mum thinks this is really serious for newborn kittens. Is it? How can we get rid of the fleas so that we can give them away once they are ready? – Kelly M Dear Kelly M, Your mother is right in her concerns. In addition to carrying all sorts of parasites, fleas can cause young kittens to become. Fleas can make kittens itchy and spread disease, and if they’re really severe, they can even cause serious blood loss and illness. Some methods for getting fleas off of pets, such as flea combing and bathing, will only kill the adult fleas on your kitten—they don’t prevent new fleas from jumping on them. 3 days ago my cat had three kittens. Sadly, I had to leave for a two day trip that day and left the kittens and their mom in the care of a very close friend who kept an eye on them. (The kittens or the mom never left the house). Thats the background story. Now im home and I have come to find that 2 or the 3 kittens have fleas. I was wondering what to do if newborn kittens have fleas?
Why Have I Found Fleas on My Newborn Kittens? The only way newborn kittens get fleas is if there are fleas in your house, on their mother or on any other pets within close proximity. Fleas can survive without a host (an animal whose blood they can drink) for 2 to 3 months. So even if your other pets are all clear, fleas could be lurking in your. I'm new here and I have been non-stop researching all the great information as my cat gave birth to 4 perfect kittens 6 days ago! I noticed two days ago.. fleas! All my animals are treated with a topical solution as directed every month so I am beside myself. I have read a lot of good articles… To help the fleas stick to the comb, coat it with a natural, vegetable oil as needed. If you find a flea on the comb, dip the comb into the bowl of alcohol to kill the flea. Continue to comb your kitten's coat until you have inspected all areas of its body. For very young kittens, the comb may actually be too large.
If you don't have too many kittens at once or have time, a flea comb can really help to discourage and get rid of the fleas. I would flea comb her after her bath, before placing her on the heating pad wrapped in the towel. I would also try to flea comb her once she had dried. When I did this I had a small bowl of water with a drop of Dawn in it. But is diatomaceous earth safe for newborn kittens? Well, you should play it safe and wait until the kittens switch from milk to solid foods before giving them the powders. In addition to that, consult with the vets regarding the use of diatomaceous earth as different cats have different conditions. The fleas jump from the poorly taken care of mommy (and get offended if you want, but if you have a flea problem then you are neglecting the animal) to the babies and yes – blood loss CAN and WILL cause death of kittens if they are overrun by fleas.
Answer (1 of 21): If they are newborn kittens, any kind of flea shampoo can harm them, and maybe even kill them. The only safe way to rid the kittens of fleas is to wash them in warm water and or pick off fleas one by one with tweezers. Be careful not to pinch the kitten's skin with the tweezers as this can obviously hurt them. Look on the belly and under leg indents for fleas as they tend to. Most over the counter flea products will kill the kittens even if you put them on mom – Advantage is safe. Also clean the bedding daily – change it and wash it in the hottest water you have, which will kill the flea eggs and fleas in the bedding. Kittens are especially delicate, and some flea treatments are not safe. Follow the advice of your vet. Also, never use medication designed for dogs or adult cats — these could be deadly to a kitten. If you are removing fleas from a newborn kitten: Treat the mother. Then remove the fleas from the kitten.
Fleas can be dangerous to newborn kittens. I have fostered many 'mom' cats and I do what I can to pick off the fleas from the kittens. And thanks for getting her spayed, but please wait until her kittens are weaned. She's sore enough right now. I commend you for taking good care of your animals. 0 0 0. Do not use flea medications (including topical/spot-on products, flea collars, dips or shampoos) on young kittens unless you have been told to do so by your veterinarian. Most flea control products are not safe to use on kittens under 6-8 weeks old. Keep a very close eye for fleas on kittens, as a heavy infestation can kill. Three out of four kittens have died. I have done everything I can… I'm devastated. I have treated the mother cat for fleas. I combed the kittens, dipping the comb in the soapy water and picked as many fleas off as I could at a time. The other kittens were anemic, I assume. They had very light gums and tounges.
Fleas are tricky, especially on kittens!. First, you spot them: This can be done by using a flea comb; Then you treat them – most of the time using some kind of flea bath made with an animal-safe cleaner like Dawn dish soap; Use Diatomaceous Earth – Find out more here.; It’s absolutely essential that you don’t use over-the-counter flea products on kittens under the age of 8 weeks old! Fleas are annoying to humans and animals, and can actually be dangerous for very young kittens. While you can safely use flea medications on nursing mothers, manual removal is usually necessary for newborn kittens. Slightly older kittens… Fleas are small parasitic bugs that seek a host animal, such as a kitten, and can cause severe itching, discomfort, and anemia. Because kittens' bodies are so small, they are at a high risk of flea anemia due to the loss of blood from the fleas feeding.
Newborn kittens with fleas or ticks should be treated immediately. Blood sucking parasites can be fatal to kittens as they can cause anemia, or a low red blood cell count, or carry Lyme disease. However, most professional flea and tick products contain toxic ingredients that can be fatal to kittens. Focus on removing the fleas and the ticks from the kitten using kitten friendly methods, and.