very concerned about my kitten
my kitten has ringworm and fleas so we are using lots of thing(shampoo and flea dip) to try to get rid of it, but lately she has been shaking and is sheding a lot of hair so we stopped using that stuff. we can't afford to go to the vet. if someone knows what is wrong with her and what we can do please tell me.
Answer by Kate
sounds to me like she is still suffering from the worms etc and may even be a little anemic if she has a bad infestation of fleas. this is common in kittens with fleas and can be fatal if not treated quickly.
I wouldn't recommend trying to wash the fleas off etc as this is only a temporary solution, instead you want to prevent them for breeding and to kill them off completely.
the best solution is to treat her with a spot on treatment (make sure you get one suitable for kittens) which gous on the back of the neck and only has to be done once a month. The best spot on treatments also kill of worms too.
I the best spot on treatments are available from the vets (you can buy them from the vets without having to see a vet and pay for a consultation) and are really affective and well worth the little extra you have to spend. you probably save in the long run anyway.
If your cat has become very ill because of the infestation she may need further treatment from the vet anyway. You will have to decide whether or not you think that she is well enough for you to be able to treat her yourself or if she does need to see a vet.
Hope they are better soon
best wishes Kate
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