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- Personally I do not recommend flea collars as they may release toxic chemicals into your home. Instead try Capstar (tablets) and Vet’s Best (spray for the home).
- If your cat has an infestation, you may notice increased scratching and licking, restlessness and redness and bumps on the skin.
- Fleas can pass other infections via blood to your pet, so it’s important to treat them as soon as you realize.
Learning that your pet has fleas is a stressful revelation for the whole household. Not least the kitty himself! Even thinking about the topic makes my skin crawl. The first thing you’ll want is to get your hands on a treatment that works – fast. In America, we spend $1 billion a year on products that kill fleas and ticks on our pets (source).
Many of us are reluctant to give our pets strong medication. Side effects can be off-putting, and that’s if we can even manage to get our furball to swallow a pill! So it’s no surprise that lots of pet owners think a medicated collar is a safer solution.
However, just because something is used on the skin rather than taken via a tablet, doesn’t mean there aren’t side effects. During my research into the best cat flea collar, I found some pretty scary facts. I’ll explain everything in this article, and look at some alternatives to get rid of infestations in your pet too.