Flea collar

by tannis

I have a 7 week old kitten. I had put a flea color on him yesterday, then took it off today as i was told its dangerous.. well hes not acting his playful self.. i checked the litter box and he hasnt used it, and normally when im studying hes attacking my pen, etc.. hes definitely not himself and im worried

Answer by Kate
yes flea collars can be dangerous for some cats and I generally dont like to see them used as I don't think they are that effective anyway.

The collar was not on for very long so it is unlikely that he has been affected by it, I would say that it is probably coincidence that he is under the weather at the moment. Most cats and kittens especially will have bouts of feeling unwell which only last for a day or two. Viruses that come and go and just make you feel a little bit unwell.

keep an eye on him, make sure he does not have fleas as this can cause illness in itself. use the spot on treatments recommend for his age, don't use the ones bought from the supermarket as they are no good you need one like advantage or frontline, check to make sure that it is ok to use for your kittens age. your vet will also be able to sell you something appropriate for your kittens age.

Make sure he drinks plenty of water to avoid dehydration and if he is no better in a day or so then a trip to the vets is advisable.

i have some pages on the site about flea and their control which you may find of further interest here is the first page


I hope he picks up soon

best wishes kate

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