How to take care of fleas on cats?
Fleas can become an infestation on your pet, in your home and leave your pet feeling itchy and messy. They are more likely to come in contact with outdoor cats, but these parasites can ride into your home with other pets or an uninvited rodent and affect a cat who is more likely to stay indoors.
How to check for fleas on cats?
A few common signs of flea infestation are:
- Scratching at the head and ears
- Licking at the underside, especially between hind legs
- Chewing or biting at themselves
- Fur loss, especially on top-back, from scratching and itching
- Black particulate matter on the skin
How to get rid of fleas on kittens?
Brush your cat's coat with a fine-toothed flea comb from head to tail several times a day. Then dip the comb in a mixture of water and liquid detergent to kill the fleas. This will skim off the adult fleas, their eggs and ease your cat's itching.
Use the tick and flea spray for cats and brush their coat for around 5 minutes a day.
- You can also use a flea and tick shampoo while grooming them to get rid of all the fleas on their fur.
If the issue persists, please consult a veterinarian for a cat flea treatment.
How to get rid of fleas at home?
To get rid of fleas at home, practice precautions similar to if you were dealing with bed bugs, lice or pests.
- Even though cats are up to date and groom themselves regularly, make sure that if you have any other pets at home, they are well-groomed too and maintain a good hygiene routine at home.
- Clean your pet's bedding and toys with soapy water regularly
- Vacuum the floor, furniture, linens and everything that's around your pet
Persistence is the key to practice flea control on cats to get rid of them completely. Take all the necessary precautions and avoid an infestation which causes so much pain and discomfort to your furry baby.