Having a pet can bring joy and companionship, but it also comes with responsibilities. One of the most important duties is to keep your cat flea-free. Fleas can cause skin irritations, anemia and other serious health problems for cats so it’s essential that you take steps to get rid of them as soon as possible. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to get rid of fleas on cats and what methods you should use to prevent them from coming back in future.
Signs of Fleas On Cats
The first step in getting rid of fleas is being able to identify whether or not they are present on your cat. Signs that your cat has fleas include: excessive scratching or biting at the skin, black specks (flea dirt) left behind after grooming, restlessness or agitation when brushed/petted, fur loss due to excessive scratching or self-grooming resulting in bald patches around the neck area, red bumps/irritations on their skin caused by bites from adult fleas or larvae feeding off their blood supply. If any of these signs are present then it’s time for action!
Getting Rid Of Fleas On Cats
The best way to get rid of fleas on cats is through a combination treatment including both oral medications (such as Capstar pills) and topical treatments (like Frontline Plus). Oral medications are fast acting and will kill off adult fleas that have already taken hold while topical treatments work slowly over time by killing eggs before they hatch which prevents reinfestation. Monthly spot-on applications like Revolution are also available which provide protection against additional parasites such as heartworm disease too! It’s important that all areas where your pet spends time – such as bedding – be washed regularly with hot water so any lingering egg sacs can be destroyed quickly before hatching into more pesky little critters! Additionally if there is carpeting in the house vacuuming daily may help remove larvae from carpets fibers making sure no new infestation takes place either indoors nor outdoors if there were another host animal involved – like another family member’s pet(dog)cat bringingexternal parasites into home environment .
Preventing Future Infestations
The best way to prevent future infestations is through regular preventive measures such as monthly spot-on treatments like Frontline Plus applied directly onto the coat every 30 days; using anti-flea shampoos during baths; keeping lawns mowed short; removing debris piles near homes where animals spend time outside; avoiding contact with strays who may carry diseases transmitted by ectoparasaites ; finally , treating any animals brought into home environment immediately upon entrance even those ones considered “guests” ! Taking these proactive steps will mean less stress for both you and your precious feline friend come next parasite season—and hopefully a healthier happier pet all year round!