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Flea Care for your Kittens

October 18, 2016

Kittens are vulnerable to a range of
illnesses that can affect them more severely than they do adult cats. You can
help to keep them safe by making sure they get all their vaccinations, have
regular veterinary check-ups and are well looked after at home. Neutering will
protect them from a range of long-term risks and a healthy diet will keep their
immune systems strong. One thing it can be difficult to protect against,
however, is a flea infestation. This means you will need to groom your kittens
frequently and check for problems so you can start prompt treatment if

trouble with fleas

Although they’re small, fleas can consume a
surprising amount of blood. With kittens, this can lead to anaemia, which can
make them lethargic and can even be fatal. Fleas also carry diseases, and their
bites alone can cause itching and distress; fleas need to be taken seriously
and dealt with as soon as they appear, but you can’t safely use some adult cat
flea treatments on kittens, so you will need to make sure you use the correct
product. It’s a good idea to talk to your vet before a problem develops so you
have a flea treatment plan at the ready.

care tips

You can reduce the risk your kittens face
from fleas by taking the following steps:

Keeping your kittens flea-free requires
ongoing care and attention, but it’s one of the best ways you can show your
love for them. It will help to ensure that they grow up into the happy,
healthy, beautiful cats they’re meant to be.


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