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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Cat has fleas BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD older cat. black spots

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cat has fleas BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
older cat. black spots of her back (think lfeas) and loosing clumbs of fur
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.
When fleas are bad, it's nice to hit them with a few different treatments.
I like to switch up the flea preventative every 2 weeks. You can switch between Frontline, Revolution or Advantage. I also like to use a dose of Capstar orally in the beginning. This kills the adult fleas. The others will kill all of the life stages- adult, larvae, egg.
In the house, you need to do frequent cleaning of the bedding, carpets and upholstery. Getting in touch with an exterminator can also help.
You need to give the meds for at least 6 months to get rid of fleas. It is not an overnight fix. It takes weeks to months to get these flea infestations under control.
Here's a nice link with more helpful ideas:
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3237
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary