Table of Contents
- 1 Can I reapply flea treatment early on my cat?
- 2 What happens if I give my cat flea medicine too soon?
- 3 Why is flea treatment not working on my cat?
- 4 Why do I still see fleas after using Advantage?
- 5 What happens if my cat licks flea treatment?
- 6 What do fleas hate?
- 7 Is it safe to put fleas on my Cat?
- 8 Can You reapply frontline if your cat still has fleas?
Can I reapply flea treatment early on my cat?
If you are finding fleas on your pet even after applying your pet’s topical flea treatment, you might consider reapplying it early. However, this solution is not always recommended and may lead to an overdose in some rare cases.
Can you give flea treatment early?
There is no single answer for this frequently asked question. The known safe answer is to wait the period of time the product is supposed to work, typically 30 days, before reapplying. An alternative is to bathe the pet in a detergent shampoo (meant to strip off skin oils) and reapply after 24 hours.
What happens if I give my cat flea medicine too soon?
Common signs of toxicity from flea products containing organophosphates are diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, small pupils, muscle tremor, weakness or falling over, and drooling. Organophosphate toxicity can be rapidly fatal, depending on the ingredients and dose the pet is exposed to.
Why does my cat still have fleas after using frontline?
A. The active ingredient in FRONTLINE (fipronil) kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of your pet’s haircoat, so the presence of visible fleas after treating your pet, is a sign that the product is working.
Why is flea treatment not working on my cat?
If you are experiencing problems with flea medication not working it may be due to the flea life cycle. These points are usually where the problem lies. Once an adult flea emerges from the pupae and finds a host, it will live on that host it’s entire life. Fleas don’t jump from one pet to another.
Do fleas jump off after treatment?
Once a flea infestation has set up in your home, it can take a while to completely clear it. The cocoon stage in the flea life cycle can remain dormant within your home for many months, so new fleas can continue to emerge for months, even after treatment.
Why do I still see fleas after using Advantage?
So you may see fleas come to the surface of your pet’s coat and your pet might feel a bit more itchy than usual until those fleas are killed. This means that regardless of the licensed flea treatment you use – you may still see fleas on your pet until the flea product kills it.
Why does my cat act weird after flea treatment?
Cats generally don’t appreciate flea treatments, but they do generally tolerate them. Some will react in a weird way and this is essentially because they have been poisoned. Used correctly, they shouldn’t cause any harm to your cat.
What happens if my cat licks flea treatment?
If an animal is able to lick the product when it is wet on the fur or scratches the area and then licks their foot, the bitter taste of the product can cause the animal to salivate, foam at the mouth, become nauseous or vomit. Also, some cats have been known to become agitated and run around the house.
Why does my cat still have fleas after using Advantage?
The active ingredient in FRONTLINE (fipronil) kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of your pet’s haircoat, so the presence of visible fleas after treating your pet, is a sign that the product is working.
What do fleas hate?
Citronella, eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, and rosemary will all naturally repel fleas. If your dog doesn’t mind a spray bottle, dilute a few drops of your chosen essential oil into a 300ml-400ml of water and spray directly onto your dog’s coat.
How often should I give my Cat a flea bath?
Adams Plus Flea & Tick Spot On for Cats is a treatment you put on the back of his neck every 30 days to kill adult fleas and eggs before they hatch. The Adams Plus Flea & Tick Collar for Cats kills fleas and ticks for seven months.
Is it safe to put fleas on my Cat?
One vet weighs in on topical, oral and flea-collar treatments for cats and which flea treatments for cats are safe. I hate fleas, and for good reason.
Can You reapply flea treatment after two weeks?
Yes, if after two weeks the flea preventive you applied isn’t working, you can reapply flea treatment early, or switch to another brand. I recommend using Advantage or Revolution. This recommendation is unrelated to Petco or PetCoach. If you are seeing fleas on Mia now, you can give her Capstar (Nitenpyram).
Can You reapply frontline if your cat still has fleas?
If you don’t wash everything as often as you can your cat may just be getting reinfected all the time and not still have fleas, in which case the frontline is working but there are new ones all over the place anyway. And the length of the coat should not affect the medicine much since it is designed to be an oil that spreads over the skin.