While dogs may be known to suffer from flea and tick infestation, the same is actually true with cats. 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. There are also a lot of flea and tick treatment for cats in the market today similar to treatment for dogs.
The popular parasitic preventives for cats differ by their mode of administration and these are topical treatments, oral tablets, and collars. You should choose one that your pet prefers. If you want to purchase these medications online, you can do so through different pet supply stores. If you are not able to decide which flea treatment to use for your pet cat, you can read about these below.
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. 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. There are also fast acting treatments when applied to cats. You can also find topical medication that are good for fleas only and good for those living in places where ticks are not found. This fast acting treatment kills fleas within 3 to 5 minute of application and kills all within 12 hours of application.
If you want to provide long term relief for fleas and ticks for your cats, then you can make them wear collars. The design of these collars is such that it releases the ingredients for flea prevention which spreads quickly through the cat’s body. Most collars are safe in the water but it is best to remove it when bather your pet. This is so that it will have lasting effectiveness.
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. 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 the food is ingested, the medication goes or circulates in the 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.