When we talk about fleas and ticks, it is not only the problem of dogs, but of cats as well. As the pet owner, you are duty bound to find the best tick and flea treatment for your pet cat if it is really infested with these. Like flea treatments for dogs, there are also many treatments available for cats.
Topical treatments, oral tablets, and collars are the three modes of administration for fleas and tick treatment for cats. Whatever your pet prefers should be the chosen mode of administration. 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.
The most common chosen preventives by pet owners are spot-on treatments. 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. The affectivity of this topical solution is good for 30 days.
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. Once applied to cats, the fleas and ticks are quickly destroyed. 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. 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. Oral suspension is the best for these types of cars. 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. it breaks the flea’s life cycle efficiently thus preventing its recurrence. The best time to administer this oral suspension is two month before the fleas become active because it is not effective for adult fleas.