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Fast-acting cat flea treatment

Once fleas have become established, it can take at least three months to eradicate them. That’s because a cat with fleas will drop eggs everywhere it goes – and flea eggs, larvae, pupae and immature adults can all live very happily in your home. One flea on your cat, means there are a hundred more close by.

The good news is, you can prevent fleas from taking up residence from the get-go with regular and consistent use of a quality flea treatment spot-on product. At Protect My Pet, we use Advantage for cats or Frontline Plus for cats – the UK’s No. 1 parasite protection.* These products kill fleas instantly, breaking their life cycle.

It’s important not to assume your cat is immune to fleas. Every cat is susceptible. Fleas lie in wait, in all sorts of hidden places, for their perfect host. A subscription with Protect My Pet will make sure your cat isn’t one of them!

Want to know more about cat fleas and cat flea treatment? Read our FAQs here.

Comprehensive parasite protection for your cat

Make sure your cat is protected against ticks and worms too. Just like fleas, both of these parasites are considered common amongst cats, so they need to be treated regularly. For a more complete level of protection, we recommend including either Drontal tablets or Dronspot spot-on wormer in your subscription. You can choose which product you’d like to include.

Cat flea treatment FAQs

It’s easy to miss the signs of fleas, particularly if you’ve never dealt with them before. One study found that 38% of cat owners, whose pets had fleas, were completely unaware.* Make sure you’re one step ahead of a potential flea problem by reading our cat flea treatment FAQs.

What do flea bites look like?

Flea bites on human family members are the first sign of your unwanted guests living in the sofa or floorboards. Flea bites are small red bites surrounded with a red halo. Bites often occur in groups of two or three.

What do flea eggs look like?

Flea eggs resemble tiny grains of rice. They are oval in shape and can be bright white, off white, or translucent.

What does a flea look like?

Fleas are wingless, blood-sucking insects with flat bodies that are found on mammals and birds. They are reddish-brown in colour. Only the adult stage lives on the animal with eggs and immature stages being found in the environment. The best place to find fleas is around your pet’s tail base or ears. A flea comb can be used to find adult fleas and their faeces. Flea faeces are digested blood and they look like small specks of dark red dirt. A useful test is the white paper test; brush your pet’s coat vigorously over a sheet of white paper to look for fleas and their faeces. Moistening the paper will cause a red halo to form around the flea faeces, this is useful for distinguishing between dirt and flea faeces.

How does flea treatment work?

Fleas absorb the active ingredient through their skin. It interferes with their central nervous system and they are killed within 24 hours.

How often should I flea my cat?

Topical flea treatments such as Advantage and Frontline Plus are effective for 4 weeks. For optimal protection from fleas, you should therefore apply Advantage or Frontline Plus to your cat every 4 weeks.

Subscribe now for vet-recommended cat flea treatments

Choose between two fast-acting and effective cat flea treatments with a monthly subscription – Frontline Plus for cats or Advantage for cats. Both products are brand leaders in the pet care industry, proven for their efficacy and trusted by vets and pet owners across the UK.* Find out more about your cat flea treatment options by clicking on the links below.

*MAT sales excluding vet channel, market share dashboard July 2020.