We inherited fleas when some critters (raccoons, feral cats) set up residence under the house when a plumber failed to close a crawl space door. I evicted the critters with bowls of ammonia and mothballs (they hated the scent and made a fast beeline for the door), but I was left with the fleas, who found their way inside my livingroom.
Last week, I bought a Hartz Flea Collar for my 15-year old cat to stave off the fleas, and she’s been acting strangely ever since. Crying in pain at night for no obvious reason, scabs covering her entire body from head to toe (but no fleas to be found!), lethargic, glazed eyes, hiding in weird places, and acting very strange. Normally, she is very prissy, very active, and “talks” a lot when something displeases her. I was beside myself trying to figure out what was happening with her.
Thank GOD I found this site today!!! I IMMEDIATELY removed the collar, went to the store and bought some “home remedy” flea deterents, and am hoping for the best. Not sure she would have made it much longer had I not read these posts.
Thank you all sooooo much!!! You have probably saved my cat’s life.