The Beginners Guide To Pets (Chapter 1)
When we talk about fleas and ticks, it is not only the problem of dogs, but of cats as well. Once you realize that your pet cat is infested with fleas and ticks, do not wait any longer before looking for a treatment or preventive for this condition. Treatment for cats, like treatment for dogs, are available in many stores today.
There are different modes of administration for flea and tick treatments for cats including topical treatments, oral tablets, and collars. You should choose one that your pet prefers. If you want to purchase these medications online, you can do so through different pet supply stores. Below are some descriptions of the three modes of treatment application which can help you decide which one to use.
Most pet owners choose topical treatment for their cats. Since this is an external mode of administration, most pet owners know how o do this and this type helps get rid of external parasites. Topical solutions are easy to apply on the pet’s fur on the shoulder blades; you need to empty the whole tube for this treatment. The affectivity of this topical solution is good for 30 days.
Today, you can find certain brands that are really effective in destroying fleas and ticks found on the cat’s body. It also lessens eggs and young stages of its life and also aids in flea allergy dermatitis. Another brand has fast action once applied to cats. The spot-on medication destroys fleas only and is suitable for felines living in areas where ticks are not prominent. Within 3 to 5 minutes of application, flea bites are stopped and kills them all within 12 hours of application.
Collars are easy to use and will provide long term relief from fleas and ticks. There are ingredients contained in the collar that are released when the collar is put on, and this is the one that kills fleas as they spread throughout the cat’s body. Remove the collar when bathing your cat although there are collars that are water resistant. This is so that it will have lasting effectiveness.
If you cat is very fussy, topical treatments or collars may not work. Oral suspension is the best for these types of cars. This liquid treatment can be added to cat’s fat and fed. Its taste is agreeable with cats so you will not find it difficult to administer it. When ingested, this formula is circulated in the cat’s blood stream. The life cycle of the fleas are broken with this mediation and so they will not recur. The best time to administer this oral suspension is two month before the fleas become active because it is not effective for adult fleas.