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Linda Simmon
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My cat Bagheera has an infestation of fleas and I wanted

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My cat Bagheera has an infestation of fleas and I wanted so.e advocate for him
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been concerned about the parasite? Have you spoken to a vet about this?
Customer: About 2 wks I can't get out I've just had surgery
JA: Has the cat vomited recently? Any signs of blood in his stool?
Customer: No not at all he's very healthy shiny coat
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: 10 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Months?
Customer: He was born last July he hasn't been neutered and weighing about 5-6kgs he's a large cat
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 9 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear you're having this issue with Bagheera.

To clarify, online vets cannot issue prescriptions or prescription medicine.

However, you can purchase Advantage over the counter from pet stores and online.

It contains the same flea killing ingredient as Advocate (Imidacloprid).

As well as applying this, we must:

  • Hot wash all bedding and blankets over 60'c
  • Hoover daily
  • Use a flea spray containing IGR such as Indorex or RIP Fleas

This is essential as 95% of any flea burden live off the cat and in the home.

As fleas carry tapeworm, do also ensure Bagheera is up to date with wormer.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Not at all and hopefully we can get on top of this soon, I know it must be a worry.

Is there anything further I can help with today?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 9 days ago.

I do hope this has helped and please let me know if you have any further questions.

Take care,