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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Fleas
Answer: Your vet has a shot which will eliminate the fleas on the animals. Also, you need to get a
exterminator into the house (usually several sequential visits) to eliminate the hatching eggs.
Fleas will preferentially bite animals, but if deprived of their favorite host, attack humans. Local
benadryl lotion and systemic benadryl at bedtime will help the itching. Once the fleas are gone,
do not let your cat out of the house to be reinfected. If you have a yard, that needs to be treated
in the spring.