With spring fully upon us, it’s important to begin treating your indoor-outdoor pets for fleas. In Oregon we didn’t have a hard freeze this year, so those nasty pests are hardy and just waiting for a host such as your pets. Flea saliva causes severe, itchy allergies in some cats. Fleas also carry tape worms that can infect your kitty.
REMEMBER ONLY TO USE THE BRANDS OF FLEA DROPS RECOMMENDED BY YOUR VETERINARIAN! Some over the counter flea treatments are unsafe and/or ineffective. You can get great deals on Advantage and Frontline Plus on Amazon.com for much less than sold at your vet’s office.
Mark your calendar NOW to remind yourself to put the drops on your kitty monthly.
Laura Speirs, Feline Behavior Consultant