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Flea and Tick Pills for Cats

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Comfortis Chewable Tablets for Dogs and Cats

Comfortis Chewable Tablets for Dogs and CatsRx

4.86 out of 5 stars Reviews: 1,115
Starts at$48.50
Capstar Flea Tablets for Dogs and Cats

Capstar Flea Tablets for Dogs and Cats

4.66 out of 5 stars Reviews: 83
Starts at$28.90

Why should I use flea pills for cats?

Fleas are common burdens for cats and their owners. Fleas are not just irritating, but also carry harmful diseases. Eliminating dangerous pests with flea and tick pills for cats lets your cat remain carefree, healthy, and happy. Flea and tick pills for cats are an essential element of pet ownership. Tick and flea treatment is much more difficult than prevention. With the impressively effective treatments Allivet carries, choosing flea pills for kittens and cats is easy!

What are the advantages of flea medication for cats?

Your cat’s environment is probably filled with ticks and fleas. Ticks are everywhere year-round, even surviving in freezing environments. Adult fleas can make their way onto your cat, lay eggs, and start an infestation, which intensifies rapidly. Cats can have flea allergies, which poses further problems if an infestation occurs. Ticks make a habit of attaching to pets, bringing detrimental diseases with them.

Some people may think cats only need treatment during certain seasons, but in reality, cats need year-round tick and flea treatment. This will make it possible for your cat to avoid infestation and associated diseases. Allivet offers the best options for flea pills for cats.

What is the best flea treatment for cats?

Comfortis

Comfortis (Spinosad) is an effective, safe, and fast-acting flea treatment. It prevents and kills flea infestations for a month. Using Comfortis for three months treats existing infestations, and continued administration works to sustain prevention of pests. These flea pills for cats are a great option for potent flea eradication and prevention.

Capstar

Capstar (Nitenpyram) offers rapid flea treatment in a daily medication. It treats adult flea infestations and is safe to use for re-infestation as well.

Some of the safest flea pills for cats, Capstar and Comfortis are excellent options. However, they should not be used together. Both fast-acting on existing infestations, they share the potential side effect of vomiting, but each contain different active ingredients. Capstar is incredibly effective, but loses efficacy after 24 hours. Comfortis is 100% effective the day after application. They are both wonderful options for flea meds for cats. Flea and heartworm pills for cats are also available, offering protection against multiple common issues in a single dose.

What else can I do to treat and prevent flea infestation?

While flea pills for cats are an important component of treatment and prevention, you should also be proactive about preventing parasites. Other prevention steps include:

  • Examine your cat regularly for ticks and fleas. Flea combs can help you check your pet for fleas. If your cat appears to have infestation signs, like small black spots, scratching, or hair loss, you might need to speak with your veterinarian about pursuing a different course of treatment.
  • Maintaining your yard by grooming bushes and trees and keeping the grass cut is an important step for preventing ticks and fleas outside. Ticks and fleas find a place to hide, so eliminating these hiding spots is an effective way to keep pests at bay. A fence can aid in keeping feral animals out of your yard. Feral animals are notorious for carrying disease-ridden pests.
  • Routine vacuuming can reduce the number of ticks and fleas in your home. Pay special attention to hidden spots, such as baseboards, under furniture, and other low-traffic areas. Changing bags frequently or placing a flea collar in the canister or bag can kill any fleas collected in the vacuum, which stops them from escaping and re-infesting. Washing your cat’s toys, bedding, and other favorite areas will also prevent and kill infestations. Be sure to use hot water.

These steps can make life easier for your cat and for yourself. Prevention is important, but parasite issues are nothing to panic about. Simply be proactive about eradicating them and diligent about re-infestation prevention. With oral flea meds for cats, ticks and fleas can be a thing of the past!

See Allivet's Flea and Tick chart to find which flea and tick product is best for your pet. If you have a dog in your house as well, don't forget to buy flea pills for your dog.