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    How to shampoo a kitten for fleas?

    Articlegeneral cat adviceTuesday 26 July 2011
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    Cat fleas are a nightmare for the feline’s owners. When they attack your kitten, getting rid of them might result hard and long process. That is why many of the cat’s owners decide to take all the preventive actions. However, flea collars or some treatments are not recommended for kittens because of the amount of medicine and chemical ingredients that might be toxic for small kittens. That is why in many cases, shampooing your kitten for fleas might be the best option.

    First make sure to choose a shampoo that is designed for kittens (if this is the case). With normal cat shampoo you might hurt your kitten’s eyes. Prepare yourself for bathing your cat – remember not to put on the best clothes you have as you are likely to get wet! Wash the kitten in a plastic hand-wash basin. Use lukewarm water that you consider comfortable and make sure it is not too deep. Your kitten should be able to stand easily in it. Start pouring the water over your cat holding it firmly (but gently) at the same time. Remember to avoid your cat’s eyes and ears. Start with a small amount of shampoo in your hand and slowly start to wash your kitten gently. When done, rinse off the kitten, and if the shampoo is very gentle you might repeat the process (follow the instructions that should be on the bottle). When you are over, dry your kitten with a towel. It is not recommended that you use a hair dryer as cats tend to be afraid of it. Consider giving your kitten a treat or praise after this experience so it will know for the next time to behave well as the praise awaits him!

    Remember that you should contact your vet before applying to your cat any treatment/shampoo/medications.

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