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Cat fleas?

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First of all: Hello everyone! :) havnt been on here for quite some time so hope your all keeping well-and of course everyones gorgeous piggies too!

ive been kept busy with my troop as usual-Bill is doing great! i actually think he enjoys life alone now-he certainly enjoys the extra portions of vegs he gets now! ;D

i thought you guys might be able to help me-i got 2 kittens on monday :) but they brought little vistitors with them >:( they were treated for fleas as soon as i got them home-actually they were treated as soon as i took them out of the carrier! lol and i was keeping them downstairs away from the other animals for a while-but the crazy little things escaped their pen and had fun running all around the house! the door to the animal room was luckily shut, BUT Bill lives in our bedroom with us! the kittens have been very curious of him-though when Bill wheeks it tends to scare the kittens off ;D

anyway-is there a chance that the cat fleas could live on Bill? i know cat fleas can effect other small animals so i assume so. if they can-what treatment can i get for him to get rid of any fleas? il give him a good check over tomorrow-i dont think there are any live fleas in the house, and the house is being treated tomorrow too, but i am worried incase eggs or larvae have gotten onto Bill.

sorry for the long thread-hope someone can help!
 
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Hi Ryo the Rat,

I am no expert but I am the only other member on line at this late hour! I am not sure if cat fleas can affect guinea pigs but recently I found small scabs on the backs of both my boars that looked exactly like the scabs my cat used to get (which were a reaction to flea bites) so I bought and applied some Xenex Ultra Spot On from an on-line petstore as it was recommended to me. It acts as a repellant to flies, ticks and fleas as well as killing any resident ones and it has worked really well - the boys were irritation and scab-free in just a few days.

NOTE that this product is highly toxic to cats and may also cause skin irritation or worse on some guinea pigs - I was very careful not to over-dose first time I used it on my pigs and kept an eye on them for a good while after just in case any of them had a bad reaction but they were all fine.

Give it a try (but obviously checking with a vet is alway's the best policy)!

Jez
 
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My dog has fleas that are evil. No matter what they come back. I was sitting on the couch with Bimbi near the dog and one jumped on the guinea pig, I was like :o and I took it off. Id hate for little Bimbi to have fleas.
 
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Thanks for the replies-i actually remember using xenex ultra spot on on some of the rats years ago-didnt even know they still made it! think il ring my vets tomorrow and see what they suggest. Bills due a bath this weekend so i will do him with some gorgeous guineas lice shampoo-maybe that would help too.
 

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Cat Fleas can infest your guinea pig but rarely do so. You would be better taking him to the vet as cat treatment can be harmful to guinea pigs so you need correct treatment for him.
 
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oh i definately wouldnt treat them with anything not meant for pigs-ive been going to my vets for years though and they know i know what I'm doing so no need to bring the little fella up there! :) il just pick up any treatment thats needed for him!
 
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The problem is that if you're going to have outdoor cats - they're just going to keep coming back.

We have two cats and a dog, and we're constantly going through different flea treatments. The fleas on our dog seem indestructable. o_O

I have to regularly bathe my rat with anti-flea shampoo because he gets harassed by them too. :C

That's why I keep my piggies in my bedroom - the other pets aren't allowed in, and it has wooden flooring and wooden furniture, so they're much less likely to be harassed.
 
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