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Different Treatments for Fleas and Ticks for Cats

When we talk about fleas and ticks, it is not only the problem of dogs, but of cats as well. You should not overlook this problem of flea infestation in cats and try to find the best treatment or preventive for it. Like flea treatments for dogs, there are also many treatments available for cats.

There are different modes of administration for flea and tick treatments for cats including topical treatments, oral tablets, and collars. If you want it to have an easy time with your cat, then choose the mode that your cat prefers. If you want to purchase these medications online, you can do so through different pet supply stores. 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. The topical treatments are for external use which most pet owners know how to apply. Topical solutions are easy to apply on the pet’s fur on the shoulder blades; you need to empty the whole tube for this treatment. 30 days on the cat’s fur will ensure that this treatment is very effective.

The flea and ticks found on the cat’s body are easily destroyed by this topical treatment. You can also find branded treatments which is effective even in killing eggs and young fleas and ticks and known to treat a condition known as 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 will provide long term relief from fleas and ticks. The design of these collars is such that it releases the ingredients for flea prevention which spreads quickly through the cat’s body. Remove the collar when bathing your cat although there are collars that are water resistant. This is so that it will have lasting effectiveness.

Some fussy cats would hate topical treatments and collars. Try oral suspension if you fail on the other two modes of application. Oral suspension is a liquid form that is to be added in the cat’s food and administered. It has a palatable in taste and easy to feed to cats. When ingested, this formula is circulated in the cat’s blood stream. There is no recurrence of flea infestation since this mediation breaks that flea’s life cycle. The best time to administer this oral suspension is two month before the fleas become active because it is not effective for adult fleas.

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