Hi Dr. weigner, You referred me to an article about getting rid of fleas in your house. I just have a couple of questions.
1. Is the Knockout spray safe for my cats to be around?
2. Since this is the first time they have had fleas in 10 years, is it likely that I will only have to treat them for 3 months and no longer afterwards? I'm assuming they hopped in from outside or came in on us.
3. If I haven't actually seen the fleas, does this mean it is not a huge infestation?
Thank you! Would you say if I do not see the fleas, it is safe to assume what I think is flea dirt is something else? I did look at the white cats belly, above his tail, and by his ears/face. I did not see fleas. They do not go outside. Thanks again.View Thread
Thank u for your reply! That's the thing, I see ZERO fleas! One of my cats is white and I can not find actual fleas nor is he scratching like he as them. I'm just at a loss. I can't find anything on his body that could be causing dry blood either. My other cat is dark colored and does have a small amount of dandruff so I guess he could have a little irritation, but I first noticed the dried blood spots after my white cat would drink from the tub! I'm confused. I don't want to put them through flea meds if it's not necessary and my white cat will not let the dr examine him without sedation. Any other thoughts? Thanks again!View Thread
Hi, I've recently discovered that my10 year old strictly indoor cats who have never had fleas, now has them. I have seen not one flea but have seen the flea dirt that ends up in the tub after one of my cats drink. I also see this on my bed where they sleep. One of my cats is white and I can not find a flea on him. Anyway, I am terrified to use the flea meds that you put on their neck. I've heard too many bad stories. I'm scared how it will affect them given their age. My mom's one year old cat foams at the mouth and flips out after she applies it. Do I have any other choices? Isn't there a shot that can be given to them for fleas? Thank you.View Thread
Thank u for your response. After starting him on antibiotics, I have now figured out that the cause of the blood specks is fleas! He is an almost all white cat and I do not see any on him even after examining his fur and skin. I noticed that there were also black specks in the tub and when I rubbed it with a wet q tip, the blood appeared. He is 10 and I have never seen fleas and he is indoor only. My husband is not getting bitten which is surprising also. I'm just dumbfounded by this!
I am going to finish the antibiotic though.View Thread
Hi, My husband just brought my 10 year old cat to the vet because I've been noticing little droplets of blood tinged urine in the tub, when drinking water from the faucet. I have also been noticing rings of what now I'm thinking is light blood tinged urine on my white comforter, where he often sleeps. The vet is choosing to put him on antibiotics first since he is showing no signs of straining to urinate (which he does right in front of me!) Of course, he said if he goes without urinating for a day, to bring him in right away. Should antibiotics clear this up? It doesn't seem to be anything serious because I've been noticing the blood on the comforter for quite some time. It only dawned on me that it was from him when I saw the droplets in the tub. I know that with humans, when you let a bladder infection go too long untreated, it can cause bad problems. Why hasn't he gotten progressively worst? I should add that he had blood work in May and the kidney tests were normal. As always, thank you soooo much!View Thread
My old cat would, every couple of years or so, disappear for 2-3 days and just pop back up again. We never knew where he was going. Another time that he disappeared, he was locked in the garage so be mindful of that...lol. I hope your kitty comes home.View Thread