With the warmer weather approaching, your cats are not the only ones who will be enjoying the time outdoors. Fleas and other pests are coming out of their hiding spots. Proper flea treatment is very important, especially for outdoor cats. The last thing you want is an infestation. Fleas are very difficult to remove once inside your home. It is better to be prepared before the problem arises.
What Are the Differences Between Flea Treatments?
Not every flea treatment is created equally. You should be aware of which pests it takes care of. You want to look for a treatment that kills fleas, as well as their larvae and eggs.
How to apply each treatments varies by brand. There are topical solutions, oral solutions, and collars to choose from.
Treatments have different active ingredients, which can tell you how strongly medicated it is.
Some treatments have a monthly dosage while others remain potent for longer.
This is important for owners with kittens, as some treatments have an age minimum.
Our Top Suggestions:
Advantage II- This monthly topical treatment kills eggs, larvae, and fleas, as well as controls their development. This product is for cats eight weeks and older and its main ingredients are Imidacloprid & pyriproxyfen.
Frontline Plus- Another monthly topical solution, the Frontline is very similar to the Advantage. The main differences being the active ingredient, Fipronil and (S)-methoprene, and it also kills ticks.
Capstar- This is a fast acting oral pill that remains active to kill adult fleas for 24 hours. This is a great solution to control fleas, if your cat has been exposed, and can be used with a monthly preventative. It is safe for kittens 4 weeks and older, and nursing adults.
Seresto- The Soresto collar offers protection for up to eight months. It kills larvae and adult fleas, and kills and repels ticks.
For more suggestions on what is the best treatment method for your cat, consult your vet or read more at http://www.fleatreatmentcenter.com/.