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My Rescue Kitty Has Fleas – Not Since I Used Advantage Cat Flea Control


Here’s the story of a lovely lady

We have a new baby in the house!  Well, not actually a baby, but a new kitten, or cat, or somewhere in between.  I’ve become a cat rescue foster mom – and now have become thoroughly familiar with how to give a cat Advantage Flea Control medication and a flea bath.

Mottled Calico Kitten

And the story goes like this …

Cat Adoption

My youngest daughter found a kitten on her doorstep who was hanging around her condo complex.  Sometimes kitty would hang out at the pool area, or right in the middle of the parking lot.  My daughter would feed the kitten, but as she already has a house cat almost one year old, and also has a dog, a Beagle puppy, until they get a house, that’s enough animals for her.

After returning from BJ’s Wholesale Club one evening with my daughter, I was designated as the one who was to take kitty to the Humane Society to be placed for adoption the next morning.  When I got home and opened the front door, the Hubster thought I was lugging in groceries.  Umm, no, said I.  It’s a cat carrier.

Short story – I’ve always been a softie when it comes to cats and dogs. After posting a notice on Facebook and around my office looking for a good home for kitty – I chickened out, and decided to keep the cat.  Actually, she purrs more than the Hubster does, so kitty stays, and is now named Mocha Latte (since I spend so much time at Dunkin Donuts!)

Of course, kitty needed to get checked out at the Vet and receive vaccinations for rabies, distemper, a feline leukemia test, de-worming, blood work, fleas …. Did I say fleas? Here’s the breakdown of the bill:

  • Exam  – Office Visit $50
  • MW – Medical Waste Fee $2.50
  • Fecal Ova and Parasites by Zin $19.00
  • Drontal Feline/In House $11.70
  • Rabies 1 Year  $19.00
  • FVRCP Series $25.00
  • FeLV/FIV/HWT Test $60.00
  • Capstar 2-25lb. Tablet/Each $7.75

Total: 194.95

And then there was the Advantage Flea Control Treatment that my Vet recommended that I buy and apply monthly.

Advantage Topical Flea Treatment for Cats

How to Eliminate Fleas On Your Pet With a Flea Treatment Bath

We have an appointment to get Mocha spayed in October through the TEAM Mobile Feline Unit.  TEAM is a project of Tait’s Every Animal Matters.    Team enables you to have your kitty spayed or neutered and vaccinated for about only $77.oo The fee includes spay or neuter surgery, exam, vaccinations (which include rabies, distemper, upper /lower respiratory infection), nail trim & ear mite treatment if needed.

The van visits select locations and you drop kitty off about 9 am and pick up at about 3 pm in the afternoon.

It’s such a wonderful feeling to know that we’ve rescued an abandoned cat, and she’s reciprocating with so much luv and affection!

She even gets along with the grand-dogs and  my 13 yr old cat – watch for another Guest Post from The Cat.

Have you ever rescued an animal?
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  1. So sweet. My kitty is a rescue, too. She was outside freezing and starving last winter. We took her in and she has been the best cat, ever. I have to give this advantage stuff a try, also. We moved into a house with a flea problem and I have been fighting a losing battle with organic and over the counter treatments.

  2. Hey that bill looks pretty familiar we just got a dog from the animal shelter here. Came home, it had fleas and an upper respiratory infection. We’d already paid for the German Shepard dog and the spaying it had before she could come home with us.
    She saw the vet two days later and though some of the shots your cat had are cat related, our dog had dog related shot, except the 1 year rabies, the animal shelter had already gave that.
    Then the flea stuff we have to put on monthly.
    10 days of antibiotics too.
    Now she gave that respiratory infection to our min pin, who needed antibiotics.
    Praying the other big dog doesn’t get sick too.
    Had to buy another large orthopedic dog bed and some dog toys.
    It really adds up fast.
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  3. Your beautiful kitty looks like a tortoise shell cat. We fed and cared for a feral tortie when we lived in Michigan for a few years. She was the sweetest cat I have ever known. We could not coax her inside, but she slept on the duct for our air handler and kept warm there and finally got close enough for me to stroke her soft fur and slip in some Advantage treatments. Good for you adopting her!
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  4. I am such a softie too when it comes to animals. I’m so glad you kept her and love her name!

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