Cat Flea Treatment - Vet’s Advice on Cat Flea Treatment


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What types of cat flea treatment are available?

There are several different types of cat flea treatment. Flea powders, flea collars and flea shampoos will eliminate the adult fleas but do little to prevent future flea infestations. These products are cheap and easy but often don't work well. These particular flea cat treatment products can also be toxic to some cats and need to be used with caution and ideally under a veterinarian's recommendation. As an alternative, there are several brands of topical cat flea treatment which last a month or more to kill and or prevent fleas. These cat flea treatment products have been on the market for a few years and have been proven to be safe and effective. Learn more about these cat flea treatment products by reading this article on flea infection click here.

Products recommended include Capstar®, Frontline® and Advantage®.

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Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.