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What Flea Treatment Is the Best for My Cat?

Fleas aren't just a nuisance for your cat; they can lead to health issues. Using good, quality flea control products means that you are looking out for your furry friend. Flea control products don't come one-size-fits-all, and they should be labeled as safe for cats. Never use dog flea control on a cat. Different types of flea control products for cats include topical solutions, collars, sprays, tablets, and oral solutions.

Oral flea medications

Oral flea medications work from the inside out and should be given to your cat monthly for the best flea control. Comfortis is an effective oral flea treatment for cats.

Topical solutions

These liquids are typically applied on one area of your cat and can last for a month before having to be reapplied. Many can start killing off fleas in as little as 12 hours. Topical flea treatments for cats include Revolution, Cheristin for Cats and Advantage II.

Collars

A flea collar is used on your cat's neck to provide a constant flow of flea preventative. Many of these collars work for several months at a time. A common flea collar for cats includes Seresto which protects against fleas for up to 8 months.

Flea sprays

Flea sprays should be applied directly onto your cat. Some sprays can be effective for longer than 30 days. Read the label to make sure you are applying the spray correctly. For the head and eye area, spray on a gloved hand or washcloth and rub gently into your cat's hair, being careful not to get any of the product in your cat's eyes or mouth.

Molly's Tip

Always check your cat after administering a new flea preventative to see if he or she is having any side effects.

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