Jan 10, 2017 - Fleas, Ticks & Wormers Treatments for Dogs and Cats
However, Capstar does not kill flea eggs that may be on a cat’s body, so it is important, when you can handle the cat safely, to follow up with a long-acting topical treatment such as , , or (which requires a prescription, but also helps treat ear mites and roundworms as discussed below). Apply one of these products to the skin between the cat’s shoulder blades and it will continue working for one month.
Revolution is a topical parasiticide applied once a month for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats. Revolution is also used on dogs for the treatment or prevention of fleas, the American Dog Tick, ear mites, and canine sarcoptic mange. When used on cats it is also used to treat or prevent fleas, ear mites, hookworms, and roundworms. It is recommended that heartworm prevention be used year-round. Revolution may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.
If you're concerned about ticks, will kill both fleas and ticks. You'll still have to give another medication to , but you'll avoid the sticky mess of a topical flea and tick treatment. If you treat your pet seasonally for fleas, a combination flea and heartworm product probably isn't right for you. Instead, you can give your pet during flea season to kill the adult fleas while continuing your usual year-round. Veterinarians agree the most successful treatment for cat worms (and dog worms) involves a two-fisted approach of eliminating both fleas and worms at the same time. Top tips from Cat's Whiskers Veterinary Clinic (Worthing) on how to apply worming and flea spot-on treatments to your cat. Cat's Whiskers Veterinary Clinic is the only veterinary practice in West Sussex EXCLUSIVELY FOR CATS. Visit our website for more informationI’ve often heard owners complain that treatment for tapeworms didn’t work because they started seeing tapeworm segments again in just a few weeks. In almost all of these cases, I think the dewormer was effective in getting rid of the tapeworms that were present at the time, but the dog or cat quickly got reinfected. Dewormers have no preventive effect. The only way to stop dogs and cats from getting tapeworms again is to institute a good flea control program and/or stop them from hunting and eating rodents.Tapeworms are another common form of worm that affects cats. Tapeworms are acquired when cats ingest infected fleas. The flea hosts the immature stage of the tapeworm. Upon ingesting the flea, the immature stage of the tapeworm grows and develops into a tapeworm in the cat’s intestine. Treatment for tapeworms should be commenced only after the cat has been checked and found to be flea free. The medication (a tablet) is very safe and effective. Two doses are given two to three weeks apart.Tapeworms are a common parasite of dogs and cats. Most commonly transmitted by fleas, this parasite is also transmissible to humans (usually infants and children) who accidentally eat an infected flea. Treatment for tapeworm infection in pets is easy if the correct drug is used.