My cat has fleas that are killing him, I've tried Frontline to lemon

hi i have a 17 month old tabby, he is an indoor outdoor kitty, hes getting skinny in his hine quarters just forward and up of his hine legs. about a month ago he ingested some poison almost died we got him antibiotics since then he hasnt been the same, he has this look in his eyes i cant explain it and hes not as feisty as he was. i have not gotten him the outside shot needed. the fleas are killing him ive tried everything from frontline to lemon juice. i love my kitty can u help thanks denicev

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    By: Kara McCarty El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    If your flea problem is as severe as you are describing you need the help of a professional exterminator. Although Frontline is excellent in killing fleas that hatch out and jump on him and at preventing the larvae of the fleas that bite him from developing it sounds like you have a large population of eggs that will continue to hatch out for some time to come, making him miserable. When there is such a large environmental population it's almost impossible to make enough headway with just topicals on the animal. My concern also is the blood parasites that fleas carry that can make your cat sick, like Erlichia and Hemobartonella. Has he been tested for these parasites? If not he should be. He should also be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus if he's going outdoors and vaccinated for Feline Leukemia.

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