Flea and Tick Control- Flea Control for Cats | PetCareRx
I asked veterinarian and veterinary toxicologist, Dr. from the (PPH) for her insights on this problem of flea control toxicity in cats.
From the makers of Vet’s Wipes comes Vet’s Best, a spray formulated to kill fleas and eggs while at the same time repelling mosquitoes. This spray contains natural ingredients including clove extract and peppermint oil and is, therefore, safe around the cat and children. It will not leave stains on your carpet, floor, furniture or countertop. Vet’s Best Flea Spray works for cats 12 weeks or older. Using this formulation is fast and easy, thanks to the strategically placed trigger on the bottle.
Get this – Bayer Seresto Flea Collar promises to give your pet a remarkable eight months flea protection, making it on one of the best flea control for cats. It features the patented release technology which gives it the ability continually discharge the active ingredients for up to 8 months. The collar also helps repel and kill ticks. It is water resistant which means you don’t have to remove it when the cat is bathing or swimming. The Bayer Seresto Collar is non-greasy and even has a quick release function that comes in handy when the pet gets trapped.
Foster and Smith Fiprotrol Plus Flea and Tick Control for Cats.
Foster and Smith Fiprotrol Plus Flea and Tick Control for Cats ..
Vectra (dinotefuron, pyriproxifen) A fast-acting topical parasiticide applied to the skin and effective for 30 days. Dinotefuron attacks the flea’s nervous system and kills on contact. Pyriproxifen is an insect growth regulator than inhibits flea eggs or larva from developing. Vectra is oil based and formulations are available for cats 8 weeks and older.Over-the-counter (OTC) shampoos, dips, and collars (Hartz, Sergeants, Bio-Spot, Kirkland): Contain permethrin insecticides which may be toxic to cats. These products kill adult fleas on the cat and have little residual activity.
Natural flea remedies Essential oils (Tea Tree, Cedar, Eucalyptus, Citronella, Peppermint, Neem, Limonenes): Cats do not metabolize essential oils effectively, so application of oils through collars or spot-on products may cause toxicity. All essential oils are potentially toxic in cats. Symptoms of toxicity include lethargy, decreased appetite, vomiting and dizziness.
Foggers Typically contain permethrin or pyrethrin insecticides. These products have little residual activity and require humans and animals to be removed from the environment during treatment and for a period after application.Bathing your cat with ordinary cat shampoo (not medicated) can be an effective way of controlling fleas particularly if the bath lasts for a few minutes and is long enough to drown the fleas. It helps to have a helper looking out for fleas which will crawl to the cat's head. If your cat has short hair it might be possible to use a flea comb. I've not found them to be much good but maybe to get fleas off a cat's head they would work.Advantage II is a monthly flea preventative for dogs and cats that offers comprehensive flea protection by killing adult fleas, larvae, and eggs. Plus, it kills fleas through contact, which means fleas don't have to bite your pet to die. Advantage II also treats, prevents, and controls lice on dogs. Advantage II does not kill ticks, so we recommend using the along with Advantage II (dogs only). Advantage II for small cats 5-9 lbs can also be used for ferrets weighing 1 lb or over and 10 weeks of age or older.