My friend said I could get feline advantage at Walmart and that it’s safe and effective and stuff. So I went to Walmart. No Advantage. Found Hartz. Thought the lesser price looked fishy until I realized I was buying 3 months worth instead of longer. Decided that getting the fleas gone ASAP was top priority, so I got the stuff. Got home, excited to use it. Applied one dose of Hartz Ultra Guard Pro to between shoulders of cat. Then for reasons I cannot explain I went online to check to see just what I’d gotten myself into. Found this site (obviously).
Bathed cat immediately (within half hour of first application), but as it’s usually my parents who bathe the cat and only if it’s really necessary so I’ve never given a cat a bath before and the cat’s not used to baths. Wished I could have someone help me but decided getting the poison off Nacho quickly was top priority. Had no cat bath so used a little dish soap. What I did was gently scrub his shoulders and back and top of his head with a washcloth wet with the soapy water, then because I couldn’t get him to stay in the bathtub to rinse him I just let him stand on the bathroom tile and dumped several small buckets of lukewarm water over the soapy/poisoned area. (Then used like 10 dirty towels to soak up all the water all over the floor). Used a clean towel to dry off the cat as much as possible, he has short fur and goes out in the rain so I know he’ll dry off quickly and be fine in that respect.
What I want to know is, do you think I got the poison off, or just spread it around to areas he can lick? I just want my cat to be OK!!! I’m not interesting in a critique of my bathing technique, and I have no money for a vet visit unless it’s absolutely necessary. What I want to know is should I leave it and just keep an eye on him or have someone help me bathe him more thoroughly? And how long should I wait now before getting a safer/more effective flea drop treatment?