PARASITE Cleanse Process
If you suspect your cat has fleas, prompt and thorough action on YOUR part is needed. Parasites are a hazard to your cat as well as to humans. Flea infestations can lead to tapeworm and other potentially chronic health problems.
We do not use pesticide dips or sprays on your cat with our Parasite Cleanse. Our Parasite Cleanse Treatment consists of the following protocol which is a 2 step process:
Step 1: Kill the live fleas feeding on your cat. We will provide you with a safe oral flea medication called Capstar to give your cat the day before (or at least 6 hours before) your treatment is scheduled. The Capstar will begin to kill fleas 30 minutes after it has been administered. It can take up to 6 hours for all the fleas to die. You may see discomfort in your cat. This is due to all the fleas squirming and shifting on your cat's body. The worse the flea infestation, the more agitated they may become. Please remember this is temporary and better than letting live fleas feed off your cat's warm body.
Step 2: Between the 6th to 24th hour, after administering the Capstar, you can bring your cat to us and he/she will be ready for us to start the cleansing phase. We will thoroughly bathe your cat in a non-toxic, cat-safe flea shampoo which will remove all the flea dirt, debris and remains from the flea infestation. The bathing and blow-drying phase is a very effective method to bringing your cat back to good health.
If you followed the process correctly, we can ensure your kitty will be squeaky clean and flea free, once they leave us to go home. We do strongly encourage you to treat your environment at home with a safe non-toxic flea treatment, at the same time. This will ensure you stop the flea life cycle. We use FleaBusters in our spa treatment room and would recommend this for your home to prevent new flea infestations. FleaBusters is one of the few non-toxic applications available on the market.
* We work hard to keep all treatment costs down and affordable for everyone. Especially, when fleas are the issue, however, on occasion, if a cat is more fearful, more time is needed. If more time is needed, additional fees may be added to existing treatment and will be disclosed prior to completing treatment.