Cat Tick and Flea Treatment Options

November 14, 2019 1 Comment

Cat Tick and Flea Treatment Options

Fleas and ticks are painful for cats. 


These parasites work by clinging themselves to your furry friend and feeding off of her blood. Fleas and ticks also bring along other diseases and need to be removed for your kitty to be pain-free and her happy self again. 


There are a lot of treatments available on the market. In this blog post, we will go through just that!

Types of Flea and Tick Treatments Available to Buy

lea medicines work by fatally attacking the fleas’ nervous system. 

 

This means that all flea treatment options work similarly. However, they differ regarding effectiveness and longevity. Here are some options to choose from: 

 

  1. Spot-on Treatments 

This treatment comes in a small bottle which contains a concentrated liquid that you have to apply to the back of your kitty’s neck. 

 

The medicine starts working within 24-48 hours by dissipating into the natural oils on your cat’s skin. This kills the fleas in some time and even prevents new generations from developing for the next few days.

  1. Oral chews and tablets 

The tablets contain insecticides that find their way into your cat's bloodstream within an hour or so. When the flea or tick bites your kitty, they get exposed to the insecticide and die. 

While tablets work faster than other methods, their effects don’t last as long. They generally lose their effect within 24 hours and are an excellent pick to treat an ongoing infestation. 

  1. Collars 

The collar contains the insecticide which works by either absorbing into your cat’s fat layer to kill the fleas or repels the insects. The effects of a collar last from anywhere from 6 weeks up to 12 weeks and it is a mess-free solution.

  1. Shampoos 

This option of treatment works well to kill adult fleas but, the effects last for a short time---a little over 24 hours. This treatment is good if you want to treat an ongoing infestation. 

  1. Sprays 

Sprays linger on your cat’s skin and work as spot-on treatments do. However, they aren’t as potent, and the effects can be seen a short period of time, usually a week.  

Summing Up

Fleas bring a lot of diseases with them and feed on your cat’s blood supply. 

 

Cats like to stay in dark, small spaces, which are usually are infested with fleas and ticks. So, it is essential to keep your kitty protected at all times. Fleas and ticks can be painful and irritating.

 

They can cause Lyme disease and tapeworm! 

 

There are a lot of treatment and prevention options available to choose from on the market. However, make sure to consult your vet before getting anything as some products may not agree with your cat and cause allergic reactions. 

 

Another thing you should look into is side effects. 


1 Response

Connie
Connie

November 27, 2019

I bought six collars that were supposed to last seven months. They haven’t stopped scratching. I have six cats and treated all the same day.Suggestions?

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