How to Get Rid of Fleas on a Kitten Under the Age of 12 Weeks

Updated March 23, 2017

Small kittens that contract fleas can have an especially tough time managing them. It can be extremely disheartening for the owner as well. Flea baths should not be administered to small kittens, as the harsh treatments can be harmful. There are special medicines on the market today that will safely and effectively rid your kitten of fleas. You should always take proactive steps to ensure your home and the kitten's sleeping and play area is free from flea infestations to avoid further problems.

Read the mixing and dosage instructions that came with the flea medicine thoroughly. Hide the flea medicine dosage within your kitten's food. Make sure that the kitten eats all of the medicated food in order to ensure proper dosing. Do not administer flea medicine to the kitten if it weighs less than 0.907 Kilogram.

Bathe smaller kittens less than 0.907 Kilogram or 4 weeks old with tear-free kitten shampoo in warm water. Use a flea comb to remove the fleas from the kitten while bathing it. Thoroughly dry the kitten off with a clean towel after all the fleas have been removed.

Wash any cat bedding present, and vacuum the area in order to rid your home of any flea eggs or larvae that may be present. Check the kitten every few days for fleas by using the flea comb. If there are any more fleas discovered after combing its fur, administer more flea medicine to the kitten as instructed by the flea medication's directions.

Things You'll Need

  • Nitenpyram flea medicine for kittens
  • Soft and wet kitten food
  • Flea comb
  • Tear-free kitten shampoo
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