Flea treatment for cats can be challenging, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of options. We’ve put together a list of my favorite cat flea treatments so that you can find the best one for your situation.
Advantage II Flea Treatment for Large Cats
Advantage II for cats is a topical treatment that kills fleas and ticks on contact. It does this by penetrating the waxy layer of the insect’s exoskeleton, which causes them to dehydrate and die within 12 hours of application. The active ingredient in Advantage II is imidacloprid, an insecticide that interferes with insects’ nervous systems.
Advantage II can be used safely on kittens as young as eight weeks old, but it should not be applied directly onto their skin because it can cause irritation or allergic reactions in some cats—particularly those with sensitive skin or prone skin to licking themselves excessively. If you notice any discomfort after using this product, consult your veterinarian immediately.
Bayer K9 Advantix II
For cats and kittens, there’s Bayer K9 Advantix II. It’s a flea and tick control product that comes in a topical form with the active ingredient imidacloprid.
This product is waterproof, so your cat can engage in water activities without the need to remove its coat first—which is great news for those who enjoy taking their pets to the beach!
It can also be used on dogs that are puppies of 8 weeks or older (with no weight restrictions) and cats of all ages (with no weight restrictions).
Vet’s Best Natural Flea and Tick Spray
Vet’s Best Natural Flea and Tick Spray is a flea treatment that uses organic ingredients. This makes it a safer option for your cat. It’s also safe for humans and other animals. You won’t have to worry about getting sick from using this product in the same room as your pet.
It’s important to note that this spray contains no chemical ingredients or harsh pesticides; instead, it relies on natural oils like peppermint oil and citronella oil that are effective at repelling fleas and ticks while leaving behind an intoxicating aroma (in a good way).
Sergeant’s Vetscription Worm Away 7 Liquid Cat De-Wormer
Sergeant’s Vetscription Worm Away 7 Liquid Cat De-Wormer is a safe and effective treatment for intestinal worms in cats. It’s easy to administer, with no unpleasant taste or side effects. Give your cat one dose per month, starting at 12 weeks old.
Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Cats
If you want to keep your kitty away from fleas, ticks, and other pests for eight months, Seresto is the collar for you. This waterproof flea collar is easy to use. Put it on your cat’s neck and forget about it until eight months later when the collar has worn out. That’s how long this product lasts! It’s effective against both fleas and ticks (and will kill them within 48 hours).
Zodiac Spot On Plus for Cats (Over 5 pounds)
Zodiac Spot On Plus for Cats (Over 5 pounds) is a monthly treatment that kills fleas and ticks. It is waterproof, making it great for outdoor cats. Zodiac Spot On Plus also treats lice, common in kittens under 6 months old. It is safe to use on pregnant or nursing cats and other animals in the household that may be affected by fleas and ticks.
You can use this product on any cat over 5 pounds safely. Kittens under six months old should not use it until they are older because it may cause pain when applied directly to their skin.
Wondercide Natural Products – Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Control Spray for Pets Home and Yard
Wondercide Natural Products is a safe spray for cats, dogs, children, and the environment. The ingredients in Wondercide are all-natural and chemical-free, meaning they won’t cause irritation or harm to your cat. The product is also safe to use around your home: it can be sprayed on furniture, carpets, rugs, and even lawns without damaging them or causing any adverse reactions.
Hartz UltraGuard Flea & Tick Drops For Cats 15 Lbs. or Larger
This product is a great choice for cats seven weeks or older. It’s a spot-on that you can apply to the back of your cat’s neck. It will protect them from fleas, ticks, and chewing lice. The medicated formula kills adult fleas within 12 hours and provides complete protection against re-infestation for up to one month after application.
This treatment is not for kittens younger than seven weeks old.
We hope that this list of the best cat flea treatments has helped narrow your choices. If you are still trying to figure out what product is right for your furry friend, we encourage you to speak with a veterinarian and ask about their recommended options. Remember that many factors are involved in choosing the perfect flea treatment for your pet. It may take some trial and error before finding one that works best!