How to flea comb your cat using a 32 teeth to the inch flea comb. Perhaps it should read “How I flea comb…”
This is an archived video snippet that I bumped into onto my computer, today. It was made about 3 years ago when Binnie was alive and about 18 years of age. It is not a complete video but still has some use. I would normally add some more footage and some text perhaps. However, I think it is quite nice in this raw state. Binnie, my lady cat companion, was her nice, tubby self at the time.
I made the video as an attempt to explain how flea combing could be done. I am not saying this is the only way. What I can say with certainty is that people should routinely flea comb their cat if only to check that (s)he has no fleas.
Even if you don’t find a flea in the usual places around the chest, chin, ears, neck and shoulders (all at the front end), it is important to check the area that is just above the base of the tail – where the tail starts. This is where you’ll find flea feces, small black bits. This is the area vets flea comb in my experience when checking a cat for fleas.
Binnie had a dense double coat. Another reason for regular flea combing a cat with such a coat is to make it easier to do it. If you leave it for a couple of days it is much more difficult to pass the fine comb through the undercoat.
You’ll see her have a gentle swipe at me at the end! This is fine and I actually found it very cute. She was a little bit grumpy in her old age and probably wasn’t in the best of moods to be flea combed. I loved her to bits.
How do you flea comb your cat? Tell me, please…. 😉