Can you put Flea and tick treatment on a cat?

Can you put Flea and tick treatment on a cat?

There’s a very common misconception about flea and tick treatments and preventatives for dogs and cats that I’d like to briefly discuss. Many pet owners ask if they can put dog products on cats or cat products on dogs. The short answer: NO. You should never apply a product intended for dogs onto cats, and vice versa.

Is it safe to use fleas and ticks on dogs?

When in doubt, talk to your veterinarian about the safest type of flea and tick medications to use on your cats and dogs. If you own both species, you should separate your dog from his buddy cat until the spot-on product is completely dried so you can prevent chemical exposure to your cat.

How often should I give my dog flea and tick medicine?

Dr. Niesenbaum doesn’t recommend using more than one monthly product on your pet before the end of 30 days from when the last product was applied. If a product seems to have a shorter span, your veterinarian might shorten the length of time between treatments from 4 weeks to 3, but never do this without consulting…

What happens if you put flea medication on a cat?

One of the most commonly presenting emergencies I see is accidental poisoning of cats by their well-intentioned pet owners. They often put “small dog” flea medication onto their “big cat,” without appropriately consulting with their veterinarian or reading the label carefully, resulting in severe poisoning in cats.

What to do if you put Flea and tick medication on your cat?

If you accidentally applied dog flea and tick medication to your cat, contact your veterinarian, an emergency veterinarian, or an animal poison control center immediately. The sooner you treat it, the less poisonous it may be and the less expensive it may be to treat. Treatment of pyrethrin or pyrethroid poisoning in cats includes the following:

How to apply Sergeant’s Flea and tick squeeze on for dogs?

Apply one tube (1.5 mL) of this product as a spot or stripe to the dog’s back between the shoulder blades. HOW TO APPLY: Remove product tube from package. Holding tube with notched end pointing up and away from face and body, snap or cut off narrow end at notches. Invert tube over dog and use open end to part dog’s hair.

When in doubt, talk to your veterinarian about the safest type of flea and tick medications to use on your cats and dogs. If you own both species, you should separate your dog from his buddy cat until the spot-on product is completely dried so you can prevent chemical exposure to your cat.

What kind of ticks can you put on a dog?

Direction and dosage information for Sergeant’s Flea & Tick Squeeze-On for Dogs (33 lbs & under) 1. Fleas 2. Ticks 3. Flea Eggs 4. Larvae 5. Mosquitoes READ ENTIRE LABEL BEFORE EACH USE.

What are the symptoms of flea and tick poisoning in cats?

As a result, cats develop poisoning when exposed to these chemicals. Signs of poisoning in a cat can be severe and include the following: Drooling or vomiting (typically due to grooming the product off and tasting the bitter chemical) Gastrointestinal signs (such as inappetance, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.)

Is it safe to use flea spray on cats?

Flea and Tick Insecticide Poisoning in Cats. Other sources of these chemicals include household insect sprays and topical flea sprays and shampoos; however, these are typically in very low concentrations (<1% pyrethrins or pyrethroids) and are generally safe for cats and dogs.

Is it safe to use Flea and tick spray on cats?

Flea and Tick Insecticide Poisoning in Cats. Drugs from the pyrethrin and pyrethroid family. These active ingredients are commonly found in household insecticides, sprays, and topical spot-on medications. These chemicals are very safe for dogs, but should never be used for cats.

What to do if you accidentally give your dog a flea and tick?

Gastrointestinal signs (such as inappetance, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) If you accidentally applied dog flea and tick medication to your cat, contact your veterinarian, an emergency veterinarian, or an animal poison control center immediately.

As a result, cats develop poisoning when exposed to these chemicals. Signs of poisoning in a cat can be severe and include the following: Drooling or vomiting (typically due to grooming the product off and tasting the bitter chemical) Gastrointestinal signs (such as inappetance, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.)

When do you know if your flea control product is toxic?

As such, it is important to confirm the flea control product is appropriate for the species, weight, and age of your pet. Signs of flea control product toxicity can occur from one to 12 hours after application and may vary depending on the type of flea control product poisoning.

Flea and Tick Insecticide Poisoning in Cats. Other sources of these chemicals include household insect sprays and topical flea sprays and shampoos; however, these are typically in very low concentrations (<1% pyrethrins or pyrethroids) and are generally safe for cats and dogs.

When to reapply flea treatment on a dog?

It will be safer to wait until 4 weeks after Frontline treatment before you apply Advantix. It is not recommended to use 2 or more flea treatment at the same time. I’ve been bathing my dog every week and I’ve put some flea treatment on her 2 weeks ago and she’s infested with fleas what else can I do? There are probably flea eggs in your home.