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My cat has a flea problem. I've applied Advantage II twice
My cat has a flea problem. I've applied Advantage II twice this month and once last month (about 2 weeks apart each application). He's licking constantly and has lost quite a bit of fur on his back. I… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
Well we tried a flea collar and treatments prior to that and
Well we tried a flea collar and treatments prior to that and my cat still has fleas … read more
Doc Sara
Doc Sara
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
158 satisfied customers
He is scratching, and want to know if it is safe to put hydrocortisone
He is scratching, and want to know if it is safe to put hydrocortisone cream on him … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,427 satisfied customers
I'm trying to determine what is the safest flea treatment to
I'm trying to determine what is the safest flea treatment to use on a cat with 3 day old kittens. Are any of the spot treatments like Advantage, Frontline or Spectra sure safe or will they harm the ki… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,427 satisfied customers
We have squirrels in the attic and recently discovered mites
We have squirrels in the attic and recently discovered mites in the upstairs bedroom. I am trying to contain the infestation upstairs, we believe they are either a rodent or type of bird mite. How can… read more
CalCatDoc
CalCatDoc
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
I dosed my 6-pound cat with Comfortis two weeks ago, after I
I dosed my 6-pound cat with Comfortis two weeks ago, after I discovered fleas. (No idea how she got them. She is an indoor cat and there are no other animals.) The treatment worked rapidly, but within… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
My indoor cats got fleas. They were both treated with Advantage
My indoor cats got fleas. They were both treated with Advantage a week ago. Last night, I saw a flea on my smaller cat (9 pound Django) the other is, Axel, is 13 pounds. I tried to catch it but missed… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
Hello Dr. Bob, My cat seems to have a reaction to topical
Hello Dr. Bob, My cat seems to have a reaction to topical flea treatments. Soon after application, her ears turn darker red at the tips (she's a white cat so it's noticeable) an some of hair at the up… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Practice owner
Doctoral Degree
6,702 satisfied customers
I had a flea infestation this summer while I was on vacation.
I had a flea infestation this summer while I was on vacation. When I returned my two cats were covered and the house had to be bombed. I have spent the last month vacuuming, bombing, spraying and de-f… read more
CalCatDoc
CalCatDoc
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
My cats got fleas from a local vet and i am trying to use
my cats got fleas from a local vet and i am trying to use anatural remedy to get rid of them i was told a solution of half water half lemon would get rid of fleas i use 2 lemons sliced with the rind o… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,656 satisfied customers
My cat, Maggie, got out of the house by mistake and was gone
My cat, Maggie, got out of the house by mistake and was gone for several months. She's in pretty bad shape. Her skin is in terrible condition from being ate up with fleas and from tearing at it. I imm… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,960 satisfied customers
My cat is biting his tail and causing sores/scabs. He does
My cat is biting his tail and causing sores/scabs. He does not have fleas. The vet said it was his way of his body "taking out the trash" and she prescribed a chinese herb called San Ren Tang. He does… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,427 satisfied customers
Hi. My cat has a few itchy bumps that dont seem to heal.
Hi. My cat has a few itchy bumps that don't seem to heal. I've given him a flea shampoo, but I don't think it helped. He's had the bumps now for over a month around the back of his head near his ears,… read more
Denise Colgrove
Denise Colgrove
Relief veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
6,383 satisfied customers
I am considering using a product called FleaBusters. I have
I am considering using a product called "FleaBusters." I have wood floors and there seems to be little information from the company or otherwise, as they have always been geared to carpets. I have sev… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
My vet says that I need to do something about my cats fleas because t
My vet says that I need to do something about my cat's fleas because they are having a bad reaction to the fleas. Yes, I know that, but what? I used, I think, Advantage for my two cats last month. One… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,054 satisfied customers
cat: has developed this dry gagging..Not sure how to treat it.
My male cat, 4 years old is an out door cat and has developed this dry gagging. Doesn't vomate. Not sure how to treat it. He has also lost a patch of fur of the back of his neck. Continually washing a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Practice owner
Doctoral Degree
6,702 satisfied customers
Me and my wife found 3 baby kittens with their mother dead.
Me and my wife found 3 baby kittens with their mother dead. We decided to take them in. One of the kittens died about 2 days after we got him, even though the vet gave us medication he didnt make it t… read more
Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan
3,828 satisfied customers
I have a situation that just makes me dizzy!... I have taken
I have a situation that just makes me 'dizzy!'... I have taken my two indoor cats to the vet (repeatedly) for tapeworms. They both have taken the Rx and all was okay : ) But my son that visits every o… read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
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Doctoral Degree
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