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Do Cats Require Regular Flea Treatments? Every pet owner has to face the problem of fleas whether they are in North or South America as they are the most common parasite found in cats and dogs. These fleas exist throughout the life cycle on pets. There are numerous reasons why fleas attack dog, cats and other pets. This could be due to unhygienic surroundings in the house or the place like yard or the car where pets spend most of the time. So, immediate and regular flea treatment is required to avoid them from spreading it to other areas of the home. Fleas are tiny red-colored parasite that feast on blood and can cause painful itching in pets. They lay their eggs in dark places like carpets, yard or pet bedding. Getting rid of fleas on dog and cats alone will not solve the overall flea problem as fleas stay in the house and the yard too, so the flea control program must include house, yard and the entire environment where the pets live. Treat pets and the surroundings all at one time to make this flea control programme successful. There are many products available in the market to eliminate fleas and some common forms are tablets, spot on, shampoos, dips, collars, powders and many other. They are different in effectiveness, direction, safety and convenience. When buying any flea product from a local pet store or over the internet, it is important to read the ingredients carefully as all flea products may not be suitable for your pet. Buy flea product on the basis of the weather and daily activity of your pet. It is important to not only remove the live adult flea, but also the larva. So use treatments all year round to control fleas. Advocate Spot On cats is one of the most effective treatments available today. Advocate Spot On is a monthly topical spot-on treatment to control fleas, heartworm, and gastrointestinal worms


such as hookworm, roundworm and whipworm. It kills 98-100% of adult fleas within 12 hours of application. In addition, Advocate spot on controls flea larvae in the pet's environment and reduces the incidence of Flea Allergy Dermatitis. It can be used in cats 9 weeks of age or older. Stronghold for Cats is also very successful at taking care of flea problems. Stronghold is a topical once-a-month treatment to control fleas, heartworm, ear mites, hookworm and roundworm. It can be used in cats 6 weeks of age or older. It is advisable to consult a Vet before using Advocate or Stronghold medication on sick and debilitated cats. It is very important to use Advocate or Stronghold flea treatment around the year otherwise they will wear off and the cat will be at risk of catching fleas. Pet owners should take care to ensure that they do not apply any flea treatment on cats which is designed for dogs and viceversa. They should also clean carpets and beddings on a regular basis. If the problem remains, the entire house should be treated for parasites as part of the cat flea treatment programme.

Do Cats Require Regular Flea Treatments?  

Flea and other gastrointestinal worms like hookworm, roundworm and whipworm are very dangerous for our pets. This article explains that how...

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