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I never let my cat outside, but she seems to still get fleas (I guess we carry them in?) but we have problems getting rid of fleas, nothing seems to work except the 24 hr pills from the vet (which is getting too expensive) I need something more affordable that will help my cats problem with fleas and skin irritation, she is losing her hair and is miserable. I hate to get rid of her because I can't help her, but I can't let her suffer either. Please help.

Smartliving Guest asked this
January 22, 2015 at 10:16 PM



Dear Cynthia,

I would treat the environment with a flea spray that that kills adults and contains an insect growth regulator to stop the immature phases. I don't think you ever killed all the ones in your house and car. Every three weeks the eggs have matured into adults. So I usually do a mini treatment in the house again 3 weeks later. I use Frontline Spray on my cat. It is more economical and I can control the amount applied on the skin. I use a smaller dose that gets the job done.

To make the cat more comfortable I would give the homeopathic DERMA-IONX orally and topically. It helps with allergy symptoms created by the fleas. After you eliminate the fleas bring a stool sample to your veterinarian to check for tapeworms since fleas can transmit tapeworms. Cats that have tapeworms can develop skin problems and itchiness. If your cat tests positive your veterinarian can prescribe a tapewormer. Then I would give a PROBIOTIC to help restore the flora in the intestinal tract.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,


Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 23, 2015 at 9:17 AM
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