Some of the Advanced Flea & Tick Prevention Tips for Your Cat
Fleas are a common problem for both dogs and cats. While the treatment for fleas is usually just for the dog, there are some steps you can take to help prevent them from affecting your cat.
How to Prevent Fleas in Your Cat?
Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of mammals, including cats. Fleas can become a problem in any cat, but they are particularly common in cats who live in close quarters with other cats or who have access to areas where there are lots of wild animals.
There are several ways to prevent fleas from becoming a problem in your cat:
Keep your cat indoors as much as possible. Fleas cannot survive in cold weather and will not be a problem if your cat is kept indoors. Outdoor cats can still get fleas, but the risk is greater. Get your cat treated for flea allergy if they regularly get bitten by fleas. This will help keep the number of eggs that become adult fleas low and may also help reduce the likelihood that your cat will develop a serious case of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD). Use an effective treatment such as Frontline Plus for Cats or Revolution for Cats on monthly basis during the warm months (spring, summer and fall). Use a collar and tag to keep track of your cat so that you can identify her if she gets lost. Inspect your cat’s bedding, environmental surfaces and toys frequently
5 Advanced Flea & Tick Prevention Tips for Your Cat
Flea & tick for cats can be a challenge. Here are 5 tips to help:
1. Keep your cat indoors as much as possible. Fleas and ticks thrive in areas of high humidity and moisture, so keep your kitty indoors during the daytime where it’s dry and warm. If you must bring your cat outdoors, use a flea & tick collar and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application.
2. Keep your yard clean and free of debris that could serve as nesting grounds for fleas and ticks. Trim trees, shrubs, and other tall plants near your home so they don’t provide cover for parasites. Remove any piles of leaves or wood chips that may be attracting pests.
3. Use an effective flea & tick product on your cat every month; this will kill existing parasites on the pet before they can lay eggs or start transmitting disease to other animals or people in the household or neighborhood. The most common brands are Advantage (K9 Advantix) or Frontline (Revolution). Follow package directions carefully for best results; over-the-counter products may not be as effective against all varieties of ticks and some cats will develop adverse reactions to some of these products.
4. Keep your cat indoors when there is any chance of ticks or fleas being in the area; if you have to go outside, make sure to cover your pet’s body with a flea & tick collar and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application.
5. Avoid bringing wild animals or birds into your home; they may carry parasites that can be harmful to your cat.
By following these tips, you can help prevent your cat from getting fleas. If you do find your cat has fleas, there are some treatments available that can help.