Can I reapply flea treatment early 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.
What happens if I give my cat too much advantage?
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.
How often can you give a cat flea treatment?
Most topicals are labeled for a once-monthly application. In order to truly get rid of a flea problem, you need to have your cat on flea prevention for 3-4 month minimum- but it is the opinion of most vet’s that year round prevention is important and warranted especially if your cat has had fleas once before.
How often can I use Advantage Multi on my cat?
How often should I apply Advantage Multi® for Cats? Use monthly (every 30 days), year-round, to kill fleas; treat flea infestations; treat and control ear mites, hookworms and roundworms; and prevent heartworm disease.
Why does my cat still have fleas after using Advantage?
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. There are usually many more immature flea lifestages (eggs, larvae and pupae) in your home than adult fleas on your pet.
Why am I still finding fleas on my cat after treatment?
Most flea treatments just kill adult fleas, but fleas can continue to emerge for months after you think an infestation has ended. When a newly emerged female flea finds a host, she can lay eggs within one day. Regular treatment is the key to keeping fleas at bay, but bathing your pet does nothing to prevent fleas.
Can Advantage 2 hurt my cat?
Advantage flea treatment is known to be safe for cats; however, some cats may develop a reaction to the active ingredient. Causes of a reaction include: The medication is absorbed through the skin. The medication can enter the cat’s bloodstream.
Can Advantage 2 make my cat sick?
Monitor your cat after application, Side effects, although very rare, may include signs of skin irritation such as redness, scratching, or other signs of discomfort. Gastrointestinal signs such as hypersalivation, vomiting or diarrhea have also been reported.
What is the safest flea medicine for cats?
Comfortis is a prescription monthly chewable option that’s safe for cats 14 weeks of age and older and 4.1 pounds and up. It contains the active ingredient spinosad, which kills adult fleas, and should only be given every 30 days.
Do fleas jump off cats after treatment?
The main thing is to give it time. 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.
What is the fastest way to get rid of fleas on a cat?
The pill nitenpyram (Capstar) kills adult fleas on your cat within 30 minutes. It doesn’t have any lasting effects, though. Spinosad (Comfortis) is a fast-acting chewable that starts killing fleas before they lay eggs. It provides a full month of flea protection to help prevent future hatchings.
Can I use advantage for large cats on a small cat?
Use only on cats or kittens 8 weeks and older. Do not apply to cats or kittens weighing less than 2 lbs. Do not use on other animals. Do not apply more than one (1) tube per treatment, even for large cats.
What happens if my cat licks Advantage Multi?
Cats may experience hypersalivation, tremors, vomiting and decreased appetite if Advantage Multi for Cats is inadvertently administered orally or through grooming/licking of the application site.
How long does Advantage Multi for Cats last?
For the treatment of flea infestations, Advantage Multi for Cats should be administered at one-month intervals.
How does Advantage work on cats?
Advantage® II flea prevention is applied to your cat topically, spreading over the skin and hair. It kills fleas through contact, so fleas do not have to bite your cat to die. With oral flea medications, fleas have to bite your cat and ingest the medication before they are killed.