How to choose the best flea treatment for kittens
If you have a new kitten, or your cat has given birth to kittens, you may have many questions on how to take care of these bundles of fluff. One question is how to protect your kitten(s) from developing and fleas, worms and ticks.
Why does my kitten need flea treatment?
Kittens are much more susceptible to the ill effects of parasites than adult cats. Kittens are not as adept as adult cats in reducing the number of fleas on their body through grooming. As they spend much of their early life in the nest, any fleas left untreated will multiply rapidly, re-infecting the kittens from the environment. A heavy flea burden in a young kitten can cause them to itch, result in significant blood loss, and can lead to life-threatening anaemia.
How fleas on kittens cause problems
Kittens will be exposed to worms from any eggs their mother sheds, there are even some worms that are passed to the kitten through their mother’s milk. Fleas carry tapeworm eggs, these tapeworms readily attach themselves to the kitten’s intestine and can cause a range of issues from diarrhoea, malabsorption to complete intestinal obstruction. Using the best flea treatment for your cat will help to prevent fleas and worms from targeting a litter of kittens.
Why a flea subscription box is the best flea treatment for kittens
A flea subscription box for your kitten means that you will never forget to treat for fleas again; their flea spot-on product will simply arrive in the post when it’s time to dose. You can rely on Protect My Pet to remember which product and dose your pet requires, and when, ensuring 24/7 protection against fleas.
Using Protect My Pet’s subscription service also allows you to spread the cost of flea, tick and worm treatments across the year, commitment free. No more bulk buying of expensive treatments that you might forget to use. Here at Protect My Pet we aim to make protection against fleas completely hassle-free, so that’s one less thing for you to think about.
What products do we provide?
Your kitten can join our pack from 3 months of age, before this time we recommend speaking to your vet about the most appropriate method of parasite control. After 3 months of ages, your kitten can benefit from receiving regular flea treatment from Protect My Pet through your letterbox. We only use market-leading products such as Advantage Spot-on and Frontline Plus, to ensure the very best in flea treatment for your kitten.
Written by Lindsay Rose MA VetMB CertAVP CertVBM MRCVS