Flea Treatment Stops Working after the Second Week

by Jeff Alvinson
(Carlsbad California)

Our 5 year old male Himalayan cat named Raz is an indoor cat,
and since moving to California 14 months has gotten fleas.
He is very sensitive to flea shampoo's, so I use Dawn Dish Soap to kills fleas (left on 5 minutes and then rinsed off). I apply this in the shower once a month to him. After he drys, I then apply Advantage II (for large cats over 9 Lbs.) once a month.
Dispite this monthly routine (plus a lot of regular vacumming of the carpets), his flea come back in about the 3rd week of this
monthly routine, which leaves him scratching and bitting himself in weeks 3 and 4.
I cannot apply flea killer carpet sprays to our 13 month old carpets, because I am deadly allergic to them.
Do you have any suggestions on "safe alternatives" that would help Raz in the second half of each month when his fleas come back?

RESPONSE:

Sorry I took so long to reply but I was having medical issues. The Advantage product should be doing the job and I don't know why it's not. What you might consider doing is getting your vet to prescribe Revolution. This is what I use on my cats. It is sometimes available online without a prescription from a few companies in Australia.

I wish you luck resolving the problem and wish I could offer a better solution.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions Invitation.


Having trouble finding what you need? Cat Health Index & Site Map

OR

Do you have a question to ask?...Questions

OR

Do you have a cat story to share?...Simply click here to go to that page!




"Like Us" on Facebook 

or...

"Like Us" here


[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Add to My MSN
  • Subscribe with Bloglines

I recommend our personal vet:

Randall L. Norstrem, DVM of Crestwood Animal Hospital (253-839-4744)


Take a look at our other website for travel information!

International-Travel-Writers.com


Check out our affiliates and see what they have to offer!



Wysong

Dr. Wysong, a veterinarian who developed healthy foods for cats and other animals


Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker

Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker


Best Vet Care


PetStreetMall - Quality Products at Low Prices!

Pet Street Mall …excellent selection of fun feline runs, cat dancers, cat furniture


Get 15% OFF sitewide with code SCHOOL18 at Only Natural Pet's Back-to-school Sale!

Only Natural Pet ...has products chosen for their holistic approach plus vitamins, supplements and more.


Entirely Pets...is our supplier of Feliway pet products. Also have Homeopet, topicals, etc.

EntirelyPets Daily Deals - New Deals Discounted Every Day!
Visit Petmate.com

Petmate


Canvas Cat Wall Shelves

CatsPlay-cat furniture...lots of choices & imaginative designs for cat fun


Petco


Pet WellBeing...offers natural health and wellness supplements for your pets.