Great question Debbie. Treating fleas on kittens can be tricky. I normally recommend a flea spray. While many are not safe for kittens under a certain age, your veterinarian should carry one that is safe for younger kittens. After using the flea spray, put the kitten on a towel for 20 to 30 minutes to collect the dead and dying fleas, then discard the towel. Next, bathe the kitten in a gentle soap or a surgical soap if it has sores, being careful to not chill the kitten.
Ultimately, putting the kitten on flea preventative such as Advantage is the best way to keep fleas away. You veterinarian will be able to recommend a product based on your kitten's needs.
NOTE: Be careful with topical flea treatments from the pet store. Some are actually toxic to cats.
Don't forget, once your kitten has reached 2 lb (approx 6-7 weeks) he/she is ready for microchipping and his/her first round of vaccinations!
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