Finding out that your kitties have fleas is heartbreaking, especially when you see their cute tiny body being sucked away by those pesky annoying fleas. Thankfully there is a solution for this. Here I will teach you how to get rid of fleas on kittens using the safest methods and remedies against fleas.
First, you must understand that dealing with kitties is a very delicate process due to their small bodies. A severe flea infestation could be deadly for kittens because they don't have much blood to spare. If fleas are feasting on your poor kitty, it could turn into anemia.
Before you begin, check your kitten's gums. If your kitten's gums are pink, that means the kitten still healthy. Now, if your kitten's gums show some discoloration, drop anything you're doing and take them to your veterinarian right away. In not doing so, it could be deadly.
There are only two safe ways to help eliminate the fleas on your kittens, and these are combing and showering your kitten. To get started first, you will need a sponge, 2 towels, one to dry them up and the other to keep them warm, and then you will also need some safe shampoo to use. I have found a couple of shampoos that are safe to use on your kitten, which are Arm & Hammer, Burt's Bees, Espree, and Dawn. Lastly, have clean and warm bedding with a heating pad like a kitten nursery for them once you have finished their shower.
When you are ready to begin, start by getting your hand wet and rubbing some shampoo into the kitten's neck, creating a ring around the kitty's neck. This will serve as a barrier for the fleas that will start running towards the kittie's head as you wash the kitten's body.
After applying the soap around the kitten's neck, begin to wash the kitten's body. Then rub the shampoo well around its tail, legs, paws, and body because this will help the fleas drown as you do so. Rinse the shampoo off very well to make sure there is no residue left on the kitten.
Once you finish rinsing the kitten's body, grab a towel and dry them off, then use the sponge to wash the kitten's head. You will do this by first getting the sponge wet and getting the kitten's head wet, then apply some soap into the sponge and work it very nicely around the head and ears. Make sure to avoid the soap getting on their eyes, nose, mouth, and inside the ears.
When you are ready to remove the soap, do not dip the kitten into the water. Use the same sponge, only make sure the soap is entirely off, and slowly start working the soap off the kitten's head.
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After the shower, you need to keep combing your kitten to ensure no fleas are left. Usually, a shower helps kill 95% of the fleas in the cat's body, so combing your kitten will help eliminate any flea left in your kitten.
Once you finish combing them, dry the kitten with a towel as much as possible, then make sure to keep them nice and warm. If you can, use a heating pad and place them in clean bedding that will help them stay warm and cozy.
Dealing with fleas on kittens is very tricky due to not being able to use many products that are meant to kill fleas. But with the guide above, you have learned about how to get rid of fleas on kittens in a very safe manner.
Before you start treating your kitties, it is recommended that you treat your home first. You can learn more about it here at how to remove fleas from your house. Also, if you have adult cats, You should follow this process at how to remove fleas from cats. Where you can find the fastest way to remove fleas from your cat and keep them off.
Then I also encourage you to learn about the flea life cycle. With this information, you will understand how to stop another flea infestation from happening again.
I hope this guide has helped you to remove fleas from your kittens. Don’t forget to let us know how you solved your flea problem in the comments section below.