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What Is The Best Cat Flea Treatment
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What is the Best Cat Flea Treatment

When you are trying to choose what is the best cat flea treatment there are a few things that you have to consider. I will go through the different products available and what the good and bad points are for them and help you make the right choice before your purchase a product.

Cat Flea Collar

I would personally never put a collar on a cat, this is mainly because if your cat is an outdoor cat then the collar could get them stuck places. If you imagine letting your cat out and it goes for a wander and as cats do like to squeeze through small holes and climb trees. The collar could get caught on any number of things and as your cat is away from home is not necessarily going to be able to get any help, cats have been known to choke themselves in these situations.

If your cat is an indoor cat, then I would still not recommend the flea collar. Collars can irritate a cats neck and lead to fur loss and irritation on the skin. In addition to this, they are not effective if the cat comes into contact with flea infested conditions. If it comes into contact with another flea infested cat or bedding for example.

Supermarket Flea Treatment

In my experience, flea treatments that you can buy from any supermarket are not effective at all. They are a lot cheaper than most of the treatments you are recommended at the vet and for some people the cost of the treatment is important. But this is not a good option as you will just end up spending more money on retreating your cat repeatedly.

Some supermarket treatments have been noted as having adverse affects on your cat such as hair loss, scabs and sores. In some severe cases the cats have even died. I won't name any products here, but there is one product in particular that targets the fleas nervous system and can attack the cat as well.

Vet Recommended Treatment

I have always found that the best treatment for fleas is Frontline Spot On. This is usually the product that is recommended by the vet and I believe that you can only purchase this product with a vet's prescription. However, it is widely available via the internet and different pet shops.

This product is easy to apply, it goes straight onto the back of the neck of the cat and is basically a small amount of liquid treatment that you apply in such a position that the cat can't get at it to lick it off. It then treats the whole cat for fleas.

If you ensure that you treat your cat frequently instead of waiting for the cat to get fleas then there is no reason why your cat can't stay flea free using this treatment.

Things to Remember

If you have to treat your cat knowing that it has been infested with fleas, then it is best to make sure it's whole environment has been cleaned. Make sure that you change it's bed and hoover your house thoroughly. Otherwise your cat will just keep getting infested with fleas.


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I disagree with your recommendation of Frontline Spot On. It didn't work on my cats and they are indoor only cats and got fleas last summer! The only thing that worked for us was Revolution for Cats! It works like magic and I totally recommend it to everyone I come in contact with. You should try it! Heck, everyone should try it!

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