Fleas can cause a lot of problems for both pets and owners. At Petfleas.co.uk we believe it is important to make fighting fleas easy so that you can provide effective year-round protection for your cat and your home. With our range of spot-on cat flea products from top brands such as Frontline available from our dedicated veterinary online shop, it’s never been as easy to be pro-active in preventing and treating fleas.
So what are fleas? They are small wingless parasites that can make life miserable for both pets and pet owners. Adult fleas live on your cat feeding off their blood. They will then reproduce, with a female adult laying up to 50 eggs a day! And this is where it gets icky – your cat will then shed these flea eggs from their coat into the environment like a salt shaker. Take a minute to think about all the places your cat might go in a day… your kitchen work tops, your sofa and even on your bed! Using a spot-on cat flea treatment product on a regular basis is key to combating these nasty parasites and the effects they can have on you, your cat and your home.
Fleas can impact on animal health, with some of the obvious symptoms including excessive itching and scratching, biting of the skin and coat and hair loss. Some cats can also suffer from Flea Allergy Dermatitis, which is a very unpleasant skin condition that results from an allergy to the fleas’ faeces and/or saliva. This condition can be extremely upsetting for cats and symptoms can result from minimal exposure to fleas, as little as one bite.
At Petfleas.co.uk we carefully hand pick veterinary grade cat flea treatments that can kill adult fleas within 24 and prevent flea infestations when used regularly alongside other flea preventative methods. It is important to not only treat the fleas you can see with spot-on cat treatments such as Frontline and Fiprospot, but also to combat the flea eggs, larvae and pupae in the home. Some spot-on treatments for cats combine the two actions together, but you can also purchase household spray’s that contain Insect Growth Regulators to kill fleas in the home.
One of the most common questions or queries that we get at Petfleas.co.uk is about how effective Frontline Spot-on is. This is often because owners will still see fleas on their cat even after application. The important thing to remember is that NO cat flea treatment acts as a repellent to fleas. They must first come into contact with the cat by jumping on their coat. It is also important to understand that a severe flea infestation can take 3-4 months to eradicate, and requires treatment of your home alongside washing of pets bedding and vacuuming regularly. For more information about understanding fleas, please see our information site www.petfleafile.co.uk.