Get Rid of Fleas on Kittens - Fleas are very dangerous and can cause anemia and tapeworm. If your kittens have fleas, you may want to seek professional advice from your veterinarian. If your cat is due to give birth, flea prevention may be a good idea so that none of the litter will be infested when born. These parasites prey on the vulnerable and those with low immune systems (so newborns that arenít fully developed are an easy target).
Kittens Flea Control - There are several flea control products being sold by multiple suppliers, but ensure that anything you choose to use is specifically for kittens and not cats or dogs. Many products contain harmful chemicals and could be fatally toxic to kittens (and there are some 'natural' ingredients that could be potentially deadly to cats).
Fleas on Newborn Kittens - If the kittens are still with the mother, then it is very likely that the mother cat has fleas (and probably the area they live and sleep in). You will need to eradicate the parasites carefully as to not harm the young litter, but also concentrate on thoroughly cleaning and exterminating any fleas that are dwelling nearby or on other house pets or generally around the home. See our pet flea control page for ideas.
How to Treat Fleas on Kittens - Firstly, if you are looking to tackle the problem of your kittens fleas safely without the assistance of a professional, the following are recorded as not advisable: Flea collars, Powders, Essential oils and any chemicals. You could begin by giving your kitten a flea comb in the outdoors. It is advised that this is done outside of the home so that the parasites donít jump straight out and into your furniture - you can always treat your yard afterwards. Next it is advised that the kitty is given a warm bath.
Kill Fleas on Kittens - To help kill fleas on kittens, you could begin by bathing them. Tips before you start: Be sure to wear some type of protective gloves to avoid getting flea bites yourself and to keep your skin from being scratched by the poor kitty! Also the assistance of a second person is always wise if you can convince a friend to help. Have a separate bowl of soapy warm water aside to put any fleas in that you may catch. Steps that should be taken: Gently bathe the kittens (one at a time) in warm water with a soft soapy liquid. Ensure you wash the entire body, but avoid getting soap in their eyes. Do so for at least a few minutes. Systematically pick off any dead parasites that remain. Rinse all the soap off and repeat if necessary until all the pests are gone. If the soap doesnít kill them, then drowning them in the water should. Once clean, wrap the kitten up in a towel and pat-dry them. You (or your assistant!) will now need to thoroughly clean the area and any towels used. Gently comb the kitten with a clean flea comb - this is done as a further precaution, as although you think you may have spotted all the fleas it is likely some could remain.
Kittens with Fleas
Ways to get rid of Kittens Fleas
Helpful information and facts about parasites on young pets
If your litter seems to be infested with flees be sure to use a safe remedy and ensure that any home made remedy is made with suitable contents
Check with your local vet about dealing with severe parasite infestations in young felines
Pet health insurance is worth consideration if you have to regularly kill flees or ticks