The Right Flea & Tick Treatment For Cat
The first time I had to deal with fleas & tick treatment for cats was when I moved in with my soon-to-be sister in law and her adorable tuxedo cat, Yoda. For about a week, everything was wonderful. Then, I woke up with tiny bites all over my ankles. Very itchy bites! Somehow during his exploration of the neighborhood, Yoda had invited a few unwelcome roommates into our apartment in the form of fleas.
Nobody wants an infestation of fleas, least of all your furry friends. They cause discomfort for everyone involved, and leave you with a creepy feeling, knowing these tiny pests are lurking all around. If you’re anything like me, you like to cuddle with your feline friends, and you don’t want to worry about sticking your face into four where a flea has made their home.
There are plenty of options for ridding your cats of fleas & ticks. In fact, the options can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you sort through the different products so you can find the one best suited for you and your furry family members.
We carry four broad types of cat flea & tick treatment on our website: spot-on or topical, collars, spray treatments, and chewable tablets. Each type has their own benefits and cautions to be aware of.
Spot-On Or Topical Treatments for cats
Chances are, this is the type of flea treatment you’re most familiar with. Spot-on treatments come in a small squeezable tube, and you apply to the product directly to the animal’s skin on the back of the neck or between the shoulder blades. They’re easy to use and extremely effective.
One of our best-selling spot-on flea treatment product is Revolution. What’s great about this product protects against heartworm, ear mites, roundworm, hookworm and ear mites, as well as fleas! You’ll have one happy cat, protected from a wide variety of itch-inducing pests with one convenient application.
Spot-on Flea treatments require monthly reapplication and will kill fleas within 12 hours. They’re easy to use and very effective. Occasionally, this kind of treatment can cause irritation of the cat’s skin. Also, because it takes about an hour to absorb and dry completely, it’s important to keep your cat away from children or other pets during this time.
Cats Flea Collars
By far the easiest and most affordable flea treatment option, collars have been a favorite of cat owners for years. Simply take the collar out of the package, put it on your kitty, and voila! Fleas are a thing of the past.
What makes these even better is that collars keep on killing fleas. The Seresto collars for cats we offer provide protection against fleas and ticks for up to 8 months. These collars are also water-resistant, so there’s no need to worry if your cat gets caught outside in a spring shower.
Occasionally, animals can find flea collars uncomfortable, or develop skin irritations from the flea treatment. This is rare, but it’s something to keep in mind when choosing your best product.
Flea Spray Treatment for cats
Another option for an outer treatment for fleas is using a flea spray, such as this one from Frontline. This spray is great because it starts killing fleas from the second you pull the trigger. Additionally, you can even treat pregnant or lactating animals without worrying about any side effects!
This spray kills fleas and ticks for up to two months on cats and can be used to spray problem areas in the house, as well. Simply spray your pet thoroughly with the treatment, and you’re good to go. I know from firsthand experience that this product leaves my cats feeling great after it’s dried. No oily or sticky residue to worry about.
The only drawback is the drying process. While it doesn’t take long to absorb, it can be a bit smelly while you’re waiting.
CAts Chewable Tablets
If the idea of using an outer treatment isn’t appealing, you can always opt for chewable tablets. Comfortis is a great option, as it comes in a yummy beef flavor kitties will gobble right up. Chewable tablet flea treatments start working after only half an hour, and the protection lasts for a month. One great bonus to using Comfortis is that the active ingredient is friendly on the environment!
Using a chewable tablet to treat for fleas means not having to worry about the smell of topical treatments or the risk of untried treatment being ingested by other animals or children.
Fleas No More!
Now that you know what’s available, it’s time to order the perfect Flea & Tick Treatment For Cats. Don’t delay, get your furry feline happy and itch free right away. If you have any questions on any of our products, feel free to contact us. We’re glad to help!