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Anyone know any place in Seattle area that will do a flea dip for cats? We tried Petsmart, but they need to have rabies shots, and they're indoor cats. *sigh* Help?? Please??


( 8 comments — Drop A Feather )
Jun. 26th, 2002 06:23 pm (UTC)
Im not in Seattle, but Florida...and the fleas are really bad here right now. Instead of spending money dipping the kitty, have you thought about getting some Frontline or Advantage. YEah, its prolly a bit more expensive at first (here it runs about 25.00 for 4 months worth) but its good for he whole month, and with advantage, it actually helps repel/kill fleas inside also...its spread thru the oils on kitty, and coats the hair...when the hair sheds, it falls on the floors, and gets the lil buggers in the carpets and rugs too...double whammy! :)

I swear by the stuff on my guys...just think, Florida, 2 indoor and one partally outdor kitty and 3 dogs...not a single flea in sight!

Just a thought...

O! And dont get the store bought stuff...Zodiac or hartz biospot...we have had quite a few kits come in with seizures and a couple of fatalities due to those ones...they are actually pesticides (frontline and advantage are FDA approved drugs) and work only for a week or two, despite the labelling of monthly application...Dont get those!!
Jun. 26th, 2002 06:39 pm (UTC)
Okay, I do plan on getting those. Problem is, those are a long term solution and take time to show effects. In the meantime, kitties are being eaten, and so are the human residents. Its not that I expect flea dipping to be the end all of it, but it *is* a more immediate solution. I didn't expect such a simple question would have me offering several explinations.
Jun. 26th, 2002 06:30 pm (UTC)
well, my usual vet is

Capitol Hill Animal Clinic
501 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA

and i'm sure they'd have some useful advice if you
called them.
Jun. 26th, 2002 06:44 pm (UTC)
Right, like most people, they will probably advise that I get advantage or frontline. I plan to, and I thank you for the info. What I need is a more immediate solution to give the kitties a break from the fleas long enough to get them on a prevention progam such as advantage or frontline. I don't expect the flea bath to work for long or even end the problem...but when the house is over run, I have little choice. It won't do me any good to bomb if the cats come home covered in fleas. Room mate is allergic to things such as moth balls, which I know help control flea population......*sigh*
Jun. 27th, 2002 08:49 am (UTC)
If you go to the vet or an on-line pet store they have 2 different flea remedies. One is a pill that you give to your cat that starts working in about an hour and last for 24, enough to get the fleas off. You also advantage your cat at the same time and the two will over lap each other. My cats are highly allergic to fleas and this is what I do when summer sets in. You can get both of these at Northgate Vet on 15th NE (They even will dip the cat if you want) or at Alderwood Companion Animal Hosp. in Lynnwood.

The other trick with Advatage and Northgate Vet will help with this is get the tubes for large dogs and a little needless syringe and measure out the dose yourself. If will save a lot of money.

If you have a lot of fleas in your furniture what I do is get your basic flea powder for the Store (Safeway has cheap stuff that works) and powder the underside of your couch cushions and between the mattresses. It stinks for about 2 hours but gets the fleas away from you until the treatment on the cats takes away the food source.
Jun. 27th, 2002 11:26 am (UTC)
Do you know the name of the vet? And the cheap safeway stuff? ;) That would be a wonderful place to start!!! Thanks
Jun. 27th, 2002 12:22 pm (UTC)
The vet clinic it Northgate Veterinary Clinic 363-8421. Any of the doctors there will help out.

The cheap stuff at Safeway is just flea powder. Read over the labels and find the one you are most comfortable using. I get the best I can afford and try to keep it away from my skin.
Jun. 27th, 2002 01:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'll try them this afternoon
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