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The Best Flea and Tick Prevention for Cats

Flea and tick infestations can make your cat uncomfortable, affecting their appetite, energy levels, and overall health. Along with making cats itchy, fleas and ticks can also spread diseases and cause infections. Here’s a look at the best flea and tick prevention methods for cats:

Topical Flea and Tick Prevention

You can purchase various flea and tick prevention treatments for cats over the counter at retail stores, pet stores, and online. Topical flea and tick prevention is applied directly to the cat’s skin, so you need to move the cat’s hair away from his skin and use an applicator to apply a thin line of medication. This is usually done on the cat’s neck, or his back near his tail. You must be sure to get a medication that is appropriate for your cat’s age, weight, and size. If you think your cat may try to lick or rub the medication off, then this treatment method isn’t best for your cat.

Oral Flea and Tick Prevention

Another reliable flea and tick prevention method is oral medication. This is usually easier to administer than topical medications, as you can hide it in a treat, it works for months, and you don’t need to worry your cat will rub it off before it’s effective. Be sure to choose one that is specifically for your cat’s size, age, and weight. 

Veterinarian-Administered Flea and Tick Prevention

For the best prevention from fleas and ticks, you should visit your veterinarian for prescription flea and tick medication. Your veterinarian will consider your cat’s age, weight, size, overall health, environment, lifestyle, and risk level to prescribe the most effective prevention method possible.

If your cat isn’t improving with flea and tick prevention treatments, or if he is showing signs of a skin infection like itching and redness, make an appointment with your veterinarian.



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