Many people have pets. As a rule, these are cats or dogs. Usually, the family takes the animal as a baby, because it is easier to tame and raise it. But there is one problem that causes discomfort for both the little pet and its owners - these are fleas.
Most often, these parasites get into the kitten's hair when in contact with other animals or mother cat. Get rid of fleas in several ways. Remember, if there are several pets in the house, then it is necessary to treat them all, even if insects were seen only in one.
Flea medicine for kittens
If parasites are found in a pet, it is urgent to take action. In veterinary pharmacies, a variety of products are available that effectively help with fleas, such as flea drops for kittens. This is one of the fastest drugs. It should be applied as follows: apply a few drops on the back of the head of the animal between the hair in the spine. The kitten will not be able to reach this area to lick the remedy. Therefore, your pet is insured against toxic drug poisoning. By the way, such drops are used not only for the treatment itself, but also for the prevention of fleas.
Buying such a tool, it is necessary to proceed from the age of the animal. Although it is the safest among the drugs of the same direction, it is presented in different concentrations. Drops act like this: the composition is absorbed through the skin into the blood and spreads throughout the body. At the moment when a flea bites your pet, along with the blood, it receives a portion of poison and dies after a while. After a couple of hours after application of the kitten you can bathe. The drug continues to operate throughout the month.
Flea collar for kittens
Collar - a common, but not very effective tool. Some manufacturers use for its manufacture a substance such as amitraz, which can cause pet allergies. By the way, cats, unlike cats, are categorically contraindicated.
For example, the collars of American manufacturers are usually divided by periods of wearing - 3, 5 or 7 months. They help not only in case of defeat by adult insects, but also against their larvae and eggs, which fleas could lay on the animal until their death. If the kitten bathes or gets under rain - no need to worry, after the collar dries out, a white bloom appears on it - this means reactivation of the active substance.
Certain types of collars have not only different colors, but also have a pleasant aroma due to fragrances. Collars should not be used for kittens younger than 12 weeks old.
By the way, in the process of dressing the collar, you must also follow some rules:
first, it must be removed from the packaging and slightly stretched so that the active substances are activated. If done correctly, the collar will be covered with white powder - this means that now it can be put on the animal.
It is necessary to adjust the size of the collar so that a gap of 2 fingers remains between the tape and the neck, only after that the fastener can be fastened.
If the tail of the collar remains too long, then it must be cut off, leaving 5-7 cm for subsequent adjustment. If the collar is worn too tightly, irritation may form on the kitten's skin.
- The duration of the effect of the spray reaches six months! Preparations of individual manufacturers can even destroy insects that are not on the animal itself, but in the room where it lives. In order to achieve maximum results, it is necessary to process the litter, mat, basket of the animal with this tool to prevent relapse.
- The strongest and safest are those drugs that are based on the hormone luferonon. They have no side effects, they can be used even for newborn kittens. Luferon has the ability to destroy chitin - a solid outer cover of eggs and the insects themselves, because of this, they not only quickly die, but also cease to multiply.
- In addition to the treatment of the animal itself, it is necessary to treat the room, because fleas can live at a height of up to 1 m: in furniture, things, carpets, and even soft toys! The first thing you need to do a general cleaning with a vacuum cleaner. Things on which parasites could settle should be washed in hot water, pillows beaten out and aired. In the room itself, you can spray dichlorvos or other insecticidal aerosol means, then close it for 2 hours and ventilate after this time. Fleas die within a day, but the remaining eggs can remain intact, so it is advisable not to wash the baseboards and floors for 5 days after treatment.
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All of these methods of getting rid of fleas from a kitten are toxic, therefore, applying them you need to be extremely careful, but it is better to consult with a veterinarian beforehand. If you prefer folk remedies, stop your choice on tar soap or wormwood grass. These methods are less effective, but absolutely safe. In any case, to achieve a good result requires an integrated approach. You can enhance the effect of pharmaceutical preparations popular recipes.