If you share your home with a cat, you’ll know the importance of finding a flea treatment that actually combats the issue. Fleas can cause cats huge discomfort and actually contribute to some behavioural and health issues.
I recently saw a post on a social media site that has prompted me to blog about some of the products that I believe to be safe and effective.
Unfortunately, retailers are still selling flea collars, but it appears to be a little too common for cats to have an irritating, and potentially painful reaction to them. With this in mind, they’re absolutely on the “best to avoid” treatment list.
Below is a list of some of the reliable treatments available for treating fleas in cats. The list has been compiled using input from responsible cat carers and rescue workers. I’ve divided the list into prescription and non-prescription, and given a rough price idea as well as how they need to be administered. Please remember, each cat is different so be sure to discuss any treatment changes with your vets if possible before use.
No prescription needed:
Effipro: spot on, prices begin from around £11 for four pipettes.
Advantage: spot on, prices begin from around £8.00 for four pipettes.
Advocate: spot on, prices begin from around £20.00 for six pipettes.
Stronghold: spot on, prices begin from around £14.00 for six pipettes. (Also treats certain types of worms in cats.)
Bravecto: spot on, prices begin from around £16.00 for one pipette.
Comfortis: tablet form, prices begin from around £30.00 for a pack of six.
Credelio: tablet form, prices begin from around £20.00 for a pack of six.
Prices are rough guidelines and will vary according to more specific information regarding your cat, as will things like the possibility of side effects. But this is just some of the treatments that have been used safely and effectively to treat a cat for fleas.
Another thing to remember is that if you actually find any fleas or flea dirt on your cat, it’s recommended you treat your home too as fleas are highly resilient. Using something like Indorex or RIP Fleas are effective, adhering to the guidelines on the packaging.