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How do I treat fleas in 5 week old kitten?

The best way to get rid of fleas is in a young kitten is to treat the fleas found on your kitten and those that are in the environment. Use a product that treats all stages of the flea life cycle and is registered for the age and weight of your kitten. Daily flea combing is also helpful.

Given one female flea can lay 40 eggs in a day, which drop wherever your kitten goes, the importance of cleaning th environment can’t be underestimated, and is a source of reinfection of fleas.

Regular vacuuming (and disposal of the vacuum bag) as well as wash bedding etc. is crucial. All other pets need to be treated as well, with products appropriate to them.

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