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Experience:  DVM -13 years experience in feline medicine and surgery.
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I discovered fleas on my cat after he had a restless night

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I discovered fleas on my cat after he had a restless night of sleep and was continually scratching his ears. I used a fine comb and found the specks. I bought some Frontline and gave him the first treatment this evening. He is now cleaning more frantically than ever and is breathing heavily with his mouth open. They said he should be better in a few hours and it has been 3 hours since I gave him this treatment. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Matt replied 2 years ago.

Hello - I am Dr. Matt - I would be glad to help you with your question.

Was the product that you used Frontline Plus or another type of flea prevention?

Are you seeing any swelling or redness on his skin where the flea prevention was applied?