Many cats become sensitised to flea bites which leads to intense itchiness, and severe self-inflicted trauma
Fleas carry the larval stage of the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum, thus cats can become infested when they eat the fleas when they over groom as they are itchy.
Fleas might also be brought into the home by other animals and even us, so we recommend flea treatment for indoors cats.
We have found that many non prescription preparations simply do not work well enough to achieve effective flea control
It is practically impossible to prevent an outdoors cat coming into contact with fleas so regular treatments are necessary to control the problem and prevent a build-up within the home
Effective flea control may involve using a combination of products. These attack both the adult flea stage on your cats AND the immature stages within the home.
Fleas breed throughout the year in centrally heated homes. Therefore it is important to maintain a flea control programme throughout the year treating both the environment and the cat.
Spot on applications such as FRONTLINE COMBO are applied on the skin in the neck region and quickly kills fleas.
Environmental control is important in treating your cat as only 5% of the flea population within your house are adult and living on your cat, the rest of the population is made up of eggs, larvae and pupae. We have spray products within the clinic that are easy to use and need only be sprayed in the house ONCE every year.
At certain times of the year, cats can pick up ticks especially in sheep or deer areas. We recommend physical removal of the tick with a special device, and treatment with FRONTLINE™.