I would worry that if it is on their fur, they would ingest when they groom.  
Isn't it described to be like tiny pieces of broken glass to insects?  
Shelley

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On Nov 27, 2013, at 9:53 AM, Beth wrote:

> I would definitely use it cautiously. I used it as directed on my floors & 
> had a bad reaction to it. I was having problems breathing & I was wearing a 
> good quality fine particle mask. I worry that it I had that reaction, if I 
> spread it on my cats, they would have problems, too. If you are rubbing it 
> into their fur they would have to inhale some of it.  I haven't used the rest 
> of it.
> 
>  Beth
> Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
>  
> 
> From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>
> To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Topical Flea Control
> 
> I would cautiously use diatomaceous earth, food grade type, rubbing it into 
> her fur. It's basically a calcium supplement for cattle but it kills fleas 
> instantly by drying out their soft underside. I would also spread it in 
> carpets, her bedding, and sweep it over all floors where she has access. You 
> can vacuum it up if you like but I usually simply leave a thin layer on. But 
> DO comb it out of her fur after you leave it there about 10 minutes so her 
> skin won't get dry.  I stopped a zillion fleas dead in their tracks in my 
> small cat sanctuary (large shed with outside enclosure) by spreading this 
> over the floors. Nothing else helped and I was polka dot fleas from ankle to 
> waist every time I went in there even though I had treated the cats with 
> Frontline Plus. Along came a friend and brought me 12 pounds of the 
> Diatom-Earth and bye-bye fleas overnight. Be careful not to get it into her 
> eyes or up her nose and don't you inhale it either. It's a very fine powder 
> and NEVER use the regular 
 type of diatomaceous earth. Only use the food grade and don't fluff it around. 
Spread it gently and thinly.
> 
> 
> 
> On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:49 PM, Tracey Shrout <dtshr...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> I use program suspension, and have used it for many years with excellent 
> results. They do not make it here in the US anymore, it comes from the UK, 
> and I get it from amazon.  It is one of the least toxic flea treatments 
> available, and that's why I use it.  It's a creamy substance that you mix in 
> their food.  I have 6 cats, and they eat it willingly...no problems. I've 
> heard they shut down the plant here in the US because of cleanliness.  I 
> would never put a topical on a felv+ cat.  Be sure to change bedding daily or 
> at least every other day and vacuum like crazy.  You could also look into the 
> food grade diatomaceous earth...it takes some time and effort to work though. 
>  Good luck...Tracey
> 
> 
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Michelle B <teals...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am having a crazy hard time keeping fleas off of my FeLV foster. I do flea 
> comb at least once a day and keep everything very clean but they won't go 
> away. I hate the thought of putting a topical on her because her nodes are 
> huge and her immune sytem is already compromised but I know these fleas are 
> no good either. I have no idea how they can still be on her because I have 
> been so aggressive.
> 
> Has anyone researched topicals for + cats? Like are there any that are 
> 'safer' than others? I was thinking of trying Revolution on her....that way 
> it it will keep away fleas, ticks, earmites, etc. Thoughts? She is 7 months 
> old and healthy considering.
> 
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