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spero's Avatar spero 07:08 PM 09-28-2005
Ugh, Sammy was perfectly content to be an indoor cat until he got outside once early in the summer & made friends with the neighbor cats. : Now, he sneaks out at least once/day and often refuses to come in at night.

As a result, he now has fleas.

What is the most effective treatment? I do have a one-dose treatment of Revolution that the vet gave me last year, just in case. Just looking for more opinions, though.

QueenOfThePride's Avatar QueenOfThePride 08:25 PM 09-28-2005
I'd say use the Revolution you have. Frontline Plus is also good.
polka123's Avatar polka123 08:29 PM 09-28-2005


Aromatherapy repellent. Using 10 ml. of sweet almond oil as your base, add 10 drops of lavender and 5 drops of cedarwood. Shake well and use 1 or 2 drops spread over the skin at least twice a week to keep the fleas away.

A flea collar can be made by rubbing a few drops of one of the following into an ordinary webbing or rope collar or even a doggy bandanna: eucalyptus oil, Tea Tree Oil, citronella, lavender or geranium. Don't forget to do this weekly.

EFmom's Avatar EFmom 10:55 AM 09-29-2005
Don't forget to vacuum constantly, as if you don't have better things to do!