First, let’s make sure that your cat actually has fleas and that he or she is not just scratching due to stress or allergies. Check your cat for fleas, focusing on the back of the neck, groin, and ears as these are flea hotspots. If you can see small black spots crawling on your cat, they have fleas.
Preventive flea medication is also available in two forms, spot-on or oral tablet. Both are the most effective means of preventing fleas from living on your cat and also getting rid of the fleas that are present on them Some examples of spot on treatments also include Revolution, Advantage or Advocate, and Frontline. These are applied directly to the skin at the base of the neck once a month for maximum effectiveness. Once applied they will soon begin to kill the adult fleas biting and help bring the situation under control.
The environment also needs to be considered when attempting to eliminate fleas as the number of adult fleas is usually very small compared to the eggs deposited in a cat’s environment as each female flea can lay up to 2,000 eggs. Is.
Step By Step
Remove your cat from the infected area. Keep them in an easy-to-clean but separate part of your home, such as a laundry area or bathroom.
Also apply a spot directly to the skin at the base of the neck or give an oral flea tablet to treat your cat.
Vacuum as much of the area where the cat has been as possible, including the surrounding areas. Wash any clothing that may be infected in hot water. There are many pyrethrin sprays available to use topically on furniture and carpets, but always test in an inconspicuous area first.