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    Default 5 week old infested with fly (or maggosts?) eggs

    Hi:
    Got one little girl yesterday, 5 weeks old, infested with fleas. Rehydrated her, gave her the Down bath and she looks fine. Also eats like a champ now, loves her Esbilac. Dosed her with Capstar to be safe and prevent new eggs.

    Her little bro arrived today. Now this poor little guy arrived totally infested with white eggs - fly (or maggots???) - so much so that scraping my nail gently on its tail it felt completely bumpy and so did the entire skin of his back. He also had fleas. I've rehydrated him with Gastrolyte, gave him .05 Capstar (as per his weight) and then gave him a Down bath, brushing all I could off with a toothbrush. He looks much cleaner now but still, I know he'll need another dose of Capstar tomorrow and probably the day after also. I'm keeping him separate from his sister for now, until sure that everything is under control.

    I was wondering if, to be on the safe side, I could put a tiny drop of Revolution for kittens on their nape to help prevent the hatching of new eggs. If so, what dosage would you pros recommend...? She weighs 126gr, he's at 106.
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    Default Re: 5 week old infested with fly (or maggosts?) eggs

    Personally I would opt to use a Capstar solution topically (wash?) versus revolution on a wee little one...

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    Default Re: 5 week old infested with fly (or maggosts?) eggs

    What strength would you make the solution? Eat pill I have is 11.4mg. For oral use I've diluted it with 4cc of water.
    "In the midst of our lives we must find the magic that makes our souls soar."
    My sweet Scooter, my darling Hami... YOU brought that magic in my life. You've changed the way I see all things around me now and, because of you, I want to be a better person. This is not goodbye, my sweethearts. You be at peace, your work here on earth is done now and you can enjoy your freedom. We'll meet at the Bridge again some day... and I will always love you.
    The greatness of a nation can be measured by the way it treats its animals.
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    Default Re: 5 week old infested with fly (or maggosts?) eggs

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterzmom View Post
    What strength would you make the solution? Eat pill I have is 11.4mg. For oral use I've diluted it with 4cc of water.
    Here's a good thread.
    I've never had to use Capstar.
    Thank you for helping these little
    ones.


    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...hlight=capstar

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    Default Re: 5 week old infested with fly (or maggosts?) eggs

    Capstar a must on fly strikes

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