I put Frontline Plus on my 2 year old cat on Friday evening. On Saturday evening she got out into the woods where there is much vegetation and a stream. She was gone for 3 days. She has been home for 2 days and is still scratching like crazy. I'm not actually seeing fleas and the Frontline people told me not to reapply it until the 30 days are up. My Kitty is going crazy, what could be wrong?
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: 2
Name of Cat: Kitty
Just watching her and wondering if I should bathe her. Also looking for actual fleas, but she is not really letting me look that well.
I am sorry Kitty is having so much trouble.
Was the frontline labeled for cats?Have you used this batch on her before?
Has she been eating well since she is home?
Is she scratching all over or in a particular spot?
Will she let you bathe her without getting upset?
It was labeled for cats and it was a brand new box. She is eating just fine. She seems to be scratching all over, but seems to be paying special attention to her haunches, tail and head. Bathing her will be traumatic for the both of us. That is why I haven't done it before now, I didn't want us both upset so soon after her return home. She was very happy to be here.
It was labeled for cats and it was a brand new box. She is eating just fine. She is scratching all over, but seems to be paying special attention to her haunches, tail and head. Bathing her will be traumatic for us both. That is why I have not bathed her yet. I didn't want either of us upset so soon after her return. She was very happy to be home.
I am sorry Kitty is so upset. Honestly, her scratching sounds like an allergic reaction.
Frontine kills fleas but it does not prevent them from biting your cat first. In fact, that is how they are killed.I doubt if there are any live fleas still on her but she most likely had an allergic reaction to a bite
I am glad she is home safe and I totally agree bathing is unnecessary and would only be stressful to both of you. So, I would just let her be to calm down.After she does brush or comb through her fur to make sure nothing is stuck to her.
You can give her one mg per lb of benedryl every 12 hours. Or one quarter of a 4mg chlortrimeton every 24 hours::
If you use benedryl get a tablet because liquids make cats drool.
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What advice can you give me as to how I would administer the tablet?
The tablet is very tiny. You can crush it up and add it to tuna or canned food. She will not detect it. If she weights ten lbs you can cut a 25 mg tablet in half. If she is less than ten lbs the chlortrimeton (very tiny) is a better choice.
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Or if you prefer a liquid you can add it to tuna water.However, she may detect that.
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Thank you for your help! I just have one more question...is this a one time application or do I dose her again and in how long?
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The chlortrimeton is one dose in 24 hours (one quarter of a 4 mg pill). So I would go with that.Benedryl can be dosed @one mg per lb every 12 hours.
She should stop scratching in one hour with either drug so hopefully she will not need a second dose.
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