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Guide to Flea and Tick Medication for Cats

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. There are also a lot of flea and tick treatment for cats in the market today similar to treatment for dogs.

Topical treatments, oral tablets, and collars are the three modes of administration for fleas and tick treatment for cats. You should choose one that your pet prefers. You can purchase these preventives and medication from different pet supply stores online. If you are confused on what treatment application to choose, read on below so you will get an idea what these treatments can do.

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.

Today, you can find certain brands that are really effective in destroying fleas and ticks found on the cat’s body. It also lessens eggs and young stages of its life and also aids in flea allergy dermatitis. There are also fast acting treatments when applied to cats. The spot-on medication destroys fleas only and is suitable for felines living in areas where ticks are not prominent. This fast acting treatment kills fleas within 3 to 5 minute of application and kills all within 12 hours of application.

Collars are easy to use and will provide long term relief from fleas and ticks. There are ingredients contained in the collar that are released when the collar is put on, and this is the one that kills fleas as they spread throughout 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.

Topical treatments are not for cats that are very fussy. Try oral suspension if you fail on the other two modes of application. You simply mix the oral suspension liquid with the cat’s food and make her eat it. It has a palatable in taste and easy to feed to cats. When ingested, this formula is circulated in the cat’s blood stream. it breaks the flea’s life cycle efficiently thus preventing its recurrence. This is not effective for adult fleas so it has to be used two months before the fleas become active.

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