Are older cats more prone to fleas?

Are older cats more prone to fleas?

Fleas can pose an extra threat to senior cats because senior cats are more likely than adult cats to have a compromised immune system, and they may be more prone to severe problems from fleas.

Are there any flea treatments that are safe for senior cats?

Commercial flea treatments may be harmful to senior cats. Dealing with cat fleas is rarely easy, but it’s especially hard with senior cats. Commercial treatments usually include toxic chemicals that, even under ideal circumstances, have potential side effects.

Which is the best flea killer for kittens?

Cheristin has been specifically formulated to kill fleas on cats using the active ingredient spinetoram. It is safe for kittens over the age of 8 weeks and as small as 1.8 pounds. It is safe for kittens over the age of 8 weeks and as small as 1.8 pounds.

How old does a cat have to be to use a flea collar?

It uses two active ingredients—imidacloprid and flumethrin—and is approved for cats of all weights as long as they are over 10 weeks of age. The collars work by continually releasing the flea-killing ingredients, which can help eliminate infestations.

When to take your cat to the vet for fleas?

If your cat hasn’t been seen by a vet for a while or you have tried flea treatments which haven’t worked it is best to book an appointment. Your vet surgery will need to know how much your cat weighs so they can provide the right medication. For this reason you may need to weigh your cat at home.

Is it safe for an old cat to get flea control?

Commercial treatments usually include toxic chemicals that, even under ideal circumstances, have potential side effects. Pair that with your aging cat’s weakened immune system and you’ve got the potential for a litany of health problems. It probably started with incessant scratching.

Cheristin has been specifically formulated to kill fleas on cats using the active ingredient spinetoram. It is safe for kittens over the age of 8 weeks and as small as 1.8 pounds. It is safe for kittens over the age of 8 weeks and as small as 1.8 pounds.

It uses two active ingredients—imidacloprid and flumethrin—and is approved for cats of all weights as long as they are over 10 weeks of age. The collars work by continually releasing the flea-killing ingredients, which can help eliminate infestations.

Is it safe to give my 15 year old cat Frontline Plus?

I recently found a couple of fleas on my 15-year old indoor cat (who has never had fleas before this) after taking him to the vet. The vet has recommended one dose of Frontline Plus. Is this product really safe for old cats? Submitted:14 years ago. Category: Cat Show More Show Less Ask Your Own Cat Question Share this conversation