When we talk about fleas and ticks, it is not only the problem of dogs, but of cats as well. Once you realize that your pet cat is infested with fleas and ticks, do not wait any longer before looking for a treatment or preventive for this condition. Treatment for cats, like treatment for dogs, are available in many stores today.
Topical treatments, oral tablets, and collars are the three modes of administration for fleas and tick treatment for cats. If you want it to have an easy time with your cat, then choose the mode that your cat prefers. You can purchase these preventives and medication from different pet supply stores online. Below are some descriptions of the three modes of treatment application which can help you decide which one to use.
Spot-on treatments are the most common chosen preventives by pet owners. They help get rid of external parasites and most of the cat owners are familiar with this mode of administration. These topical solutions are easy to use since you just put in on a part of your pet’s fur on the should blades and empty the entire pipette. The affectivity of this topical solution is good for 30 days.
There are certain brands of spot on preventives that destroys both fleas and ticks found on the cat’s body. Certain brands also kills eggs and young fleas or ticks and aids in the treatment of flea allergy dermatitis. Another brand has fast action once applied to cats. The spot-on medication destroys fleas only and is suitable for felines living in areas where ticks are not prominent. Within 3 to 5 minutes of application, flea bites are stopped and kills them all within 12 hours of application.
Collars are easy to use and a great option for a long term relief from fleas and ticks. When the collar is put on, it releases the ingredients to kill fleas and spreads throughout the cat’s body. Most collars are safe in the water but it is best to remove it when bather your pet. When the collar is dry, it will be effective for a long time.
If you cat is very fussy, topical treatments or collars may not work. Try oral suspension if you fail on the other two modes of application. This liquid treatment can be added to cat’s fat and fed. Its taste is agreeable with cats so you will not find it difficult to administer it. When ingested, this formula is circulated in the cat’s blood stream. The life cycle of the fleas are broken with this mediation and so they will not recur. Since these oral treatments do not affect adult fleas, it is recommended to be used two month before fleas becomes active.