How do I prevent my cat from getting fleas?

17 Oct 2018

Fleas are very irritating and will make your cat feel uncomfortable and itchy.  Some cats are highly sensitive and allergic to fleas and can develop a severe skin problem known as Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD).  As well as causing both you and your cat to scratch, swallowing fleas during grooming can lead to tapeworm infection.  It is better to prevent flea problems on your cat than take the 'wait and see approach'.  Each flea can lay up two thousand eggs, so you can very quickly have a flea ridden cat and house.

Some flea treatments on the market are notoriously ineffective and some are even dangerous.

At Vetcall we have various flea treatments for cats.  All are very safe, highly effective and easy to apply.  

Please have a chat with us about which one would suit your cat best.

  • Revolution is a ‘spot on’ combined flea and round worming product which can be used on kittens from six weeks of age.  Revolution should be applied monthly year round.  Revolution does not treat tapeworm so a separate complete worming treatment will need to be used periodically (frequency dependant on your cat's lifestyle).
  • Bravecto is a 'spot-on' treatment for cats, offering three months flea and tick protection in just one dose (ticks are not a problem in Christchurch)! It’s suitable for cats from 11 weeks of age weighing at least 1.2kg. The big benefit of Bravecto over the other products is that it is effective for three months which means the flea life cycle is guaranteed to be broken.
  • Nexgard Spectra is 'spot on' combined flea and complete worming treatment which can be used on kittens from eight weeks of age. Nexgard Spectra should be applied monthly year round.
  • Frontline Spay can be used on kittens from 2 days of age.
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