The type of treatment for fleas on your cat will depend on several factors:
Recommendations for dealing with cat fleas Include:
Prescription flea control products are most potent and include:
If your pet already has fleas, they must be killed first with products such as Capstar® (nitenpyram), Frontline Plus® (fipronil) or Advantage® (imidacloprid).
Recommendations for flea control will vary depending upon local and regional variations in climate. New flea control products are constantly being developed. Consult your veterinarian about the newest and most effective product for your particular area and circumstances.
Follow-up Care for Cats with Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Optimal treatment for your cat requires a combination of home and professional veterinary care. Follow-up is important especially for flea allergic cats. Administer as directed any medications prescribed by your veterinarian.
Mark dates on your calendar that treatments and follow-up evaluations are due. Follow the preventative measures recommended by your veterinarian as appropriate for the season of the year and your geographic location.
Contact your veterinarian if you are having difficulty administering prescribed medications or if the results are not as expected.