Control Fleas on Cats, Prevent Heartworms in Cats – REVOLUTION
Whether you have an indoor or an outdoor cat, flea control starts with your pet’s first exam with his veterinarian. This is especially important for cats because there are a limited number of safe products available to treat and prevent fleas in cats compared to that in dogs.Since flea medications are readily available in stores, most people believe that this is a simple problem to solve with the first product they find on the shelf. However, it never hurts to get the advice of a professional who kills fleas for a living! Most veterinarians are happy to recommend a treatment and preventative protocol for your cat, utilizing safe and effective medications tailored to your pet’s overall health condition and lifestyle.Remember, too, to speak to your veterinarian about an appropriate parasite preventative program not only for your feline, but for all pets in the household. Then you can hopefully avoid the frustrations of having to treat a flea infestation in your household.
In this lineup of flea preventative products, Advantage II for Cats seems to be a clear winner. With powerful, quick acting, long lasting ingredients, ease of application and multi-monthly packaging it is easy to see that this product stands above the rest. By killing all stages of fleas that simply come in contact with the powerful ingredients, flea allergies, and internal complications are eliminated as well.
A flea collar is used on your cat's neck to provide a constant flow of flea preventative. Many of these collars work for several months at a time. A common flea collar for cats includes which protects against fleas for up to 8 months.Advantage II is a monthly flea preventative for dogs and cats that offers comprehensive flea protection by killing adult fleas, larvae, and eggs. Plus, it kills fleas through contact, which means fleas don't have to bite your pet to die. Advantage II also treats, prevents, and controls lice on dogs. Advantage II does not kill ticks, so we recommend using the along with Advantage II (dogs only). Advantage II for small cats 5-9 lbs can also be used for ferrets weighing 1 lb or over and 10 weeks of age or older.There are a variety natural and chemical (Frontline, Revolution, etc) flea prevention treatments available. Discuss a flea preventative treatment for your pets with your veterinarian. DO NOT use a treatment made for dogs on a cat. Some chemicals used in flea treatments for dogs are toxic to cats. Treating all of your pets ensures that none of them will be bringing fleas into your home and that fleas will not be transferred from one pet to another. 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.The first active ingredient is imidacloprid, which acts on the nervous system of the flea to cause paralysis and subsequent death. Within 12 hours of application on cats and dogs, 98-100 percent of fleas are dead. Advantage II Small Cat kills the existing fleas on ferrets within 24 hours. The second active ingredient, pyriproxyfen, is an insect growth regulator. Once a female flea lays her eggs, pyriproxyfen works to prevent the eggs from hatching, ending the flea life cycle. Also, the active ingredient in Advantage II kills through contact, which means that fleas don't have to bite your pet to die. Reinfesting fleas are killed with protection against further flea infestation lasting for up to 4 weeks. Pre-existing pupae in the environment may continue to emerge for 6 weeks or longer depending upon the climactic conditions. Flea bites cancause irritation and induce skin allergies in pets. Fleas can also transmit other parasites, such as , and diseases to pets and pet owners. is a disease of humans caused by a bacteria present in flea feces. The disease is transmitted between by fleas. Cats accumulate the bacteria under their claws when they scratch themselves. when they are scratched by cats whose claws are contaminated. One way to prevent is to keep fleas from transmitting the agent from cat to cat. Successful flea control can help prevent this and other flea-transmitted diseases.