Signs of Being Bitten by Fleas.
After being bitten by fleas, the cat can be very uncomfortable. Please check if it has the following symptoms:
- Small or bloody scab, usually on the neck or back
- Skin allergies, especially the back of the neck and the tail
- Scratches, especially around the face
- Increased hairball
- Hair loss
- Worms in the poops (the fleas carry lice eggs, which are eaten by the cat and then discharged through the feces)
Pay Attention to the Cat's Behavior.
Cats may suddenly stop going to places where they used to like, especially carpeted rooms, because the carpet is a breeding ground for flea. Cats may also become hyperactive or irritated, and may even start shake their heads trying to get the fleas off.
Observe Whether the Cat Has Symptoms of Anemia.
If the cat is severely affected by fleas, it may develop anemia due to excessive blood loss. Observe whether the cat is always tired. Whether the gums are white or muscles are loose. Please put the cat on a white wet towel and comb the hair to check for fleas. If the cat has symptoms of anemia, whether it is a fleas or not, you must bring it to the vet. (Kittens and older cats are more likely to have anemia due to fleas.)
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How to Get Rid of Fleas in the House
Most flea problems aren’t usually concentrated at just one particular location of your house. If you have pets at home, it is more than likely that they’ve “spread” these fleas everywhere they’ve gone to. A cat is basically a 24/7 operating shuttle for these fleas to hop on and off wherever they want to. Wherever your dog or cat has been to, it is more than likely you have fleas there as well. Because of this, it is very important that you get rid of the fleas and eggs in your whole house and on your cats simultaneously.
Fleas Have the Following Characteristics:
- Hard to catch, run fast, can jump half a meter high
- Attracted by carbon dioxide, temperature and vibration (they bite you when you sleep, because your snoring emits a lot of carbon dioxide, and your bed is warm)
- Like to mate and reproduce in cold and humid places
- Tolerate the cold (cold weather won’t kill them) and like the heat (when the temperature is not high enough to kill the flea)
- Propagation is fast –flea eggs will hatch in 1-2 days, so you kill them once and they’ll come for a second time soon.
- Fleas like pets and furry clothes
Common Disaster Area:
- Each corner of the house
- Under the carpet and all kinds of blankets
- Under the cabinet and under the table corners
- Where the toilet is wet
- Mattress and quilt
- All kinds of cloth, especially plush
- There are ash and soil in the house
- Pets and their favorite spots
The Most Effective Weapon to Deal with Fleas
- Sunshine (this is the ultimate weapon, it is easy to destroy fleas under sunlight)
- Boiling water (no bug can survive boiling water)