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How old do cats need to be to get flea drops?

How old do cats need to be to get flea drops?

8-10 weeks
Start a Topical Treatment When Your Kitten Is Old Enough Once kittens are 8-10 weeks and over 1.5-2 pounds, they can safely receive appropriate topical flea treatments. These products not only kill fleas on your kitten but can prevent new fleas from hitching a ride on your pet.

Is it safe to give a senior cat flea control?

Safe Flea Control for Aged 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.

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 to use flea spray on cats?

Never use a dog flea treatment or a household flea spray on a cat. They often contain ‘permethrin’ which is extremely poisonous to cats. Contact your vet immediately if your cat has been exposed to a dog flea treatment or household flea spray. Will fleas keep coming back?

How long does it take for a flea to lay an egg?

The cat flea life cycle A single female cat flea can lay up to 2,000 eggs in its lifetime, and its full life cycle – from egg, to larvae, to pupae, to adult – can take place in a matter of weeks. It starts when a flea jumps on your cat and feeds. They then reproduce and lay their eggs in your cat’s fur which drop off into your home.

How old does a cat have to be to get flea treatment?

This topical flea treatment will provide your cat with three months of protection. It should only be used on cats that are older than 6 months and weigh more than 2.6 pounds. If you are worried about exposing other members of the household to flea medications, products that are given orally are a good choice.

How old does a cat have to be to use Fluralaner?

It can be used on cats over 8 weeks of age and is safe for cats 2.8 pounds and larger. Bravecto is a topical flea treatment option that uses fluralaner to kill adult fleas.

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.

Why are fleas bad for an older cat?

Often, older cats lose their sense of smell, reducing their appetite and, by extension, their overall health. Aging cats have weaker immune systems, which means the poisons in most products that kill fleas can also harm them.