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3 week old kittens have fleas 1 has already died how do we

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3 week old kittens have fleas 1 has already died how do we get rid of the fleas without hurting the kittens
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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The safest method is to bathe them in a non-insecticidal pet shampoo in nicely warm water, partially dry them, and then flea comb away the fleas. You can purchase a fine-tined flea comb in any pet/feed store.
Avoid topical flea spot ons such as Advantage or Frontline, flea collars, or insecticidal shampoos - most of which contain pyrethrins - a dangerous insecticide for cats. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.