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My friends kitty gave birth to two kittens about 5-6 days ago.  The momma has fleas but not too bad.  But smaller of the two died just a few days ago.  Now the kitten is INFESTED with fleas!  The owner dose not have too much money, could you suggest anything that could help?

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Hi
it is vital that the kittens and mother cat are treated for fleas as soon as possible. Fleas can cause severe anaemia in small kittens which can kill them.

there should be flea shampoos available to buy over the counter but the cats all need to be treated with a flea treatment which actually prevents them from breeding and also kills off any still left as well as eggs. Unfortunately the best flea treatments are only available via the vet, however there are some available over the counter which they may want to give a try if money is an issue.

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best wishes kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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