Cat Flea Treatment Safety Tips

Many people are unaware of cat flea treatment dangers from the improper application of spot-on flea products for felines.

There are a few flea product application cautionary tips every cat owner should know.

If you live in a multiple cat household, it is a good idea to keep your cats temporarily separated from each other during and after the application of a spot-on flea product.

Some cats will immediately begin grooming each other so it is best to keep the felines separated in different rooms until the application wicks through the skin and is not so concentrated in one area.

Also, many people mistakenly apply cat flea treatment between the shoulder blades on the animal. This is incorrect, the flea treatment application for cats should be up high under the fur on the neck at the base of the skull.

Spot-on cat flea treatments should also not be used on young kittens. Please see our kitten flea treatment article for help.

Finally, use caution with any flea treatment and do not get this product in your pet’s eyes or mouth.

Most cat flea treatment products are bitter tasting and salivation occurs if the cat licks the product immediately after treatment so by applying the cat flea treatment at the base of the skull, and by keeping other felines restrained in other locations away from each other for a time, pet owners can minimize the opportunity for the cat to lick the product.

Always be sure to weigh your cat to get the right product strength–and error on the side of caution when using any cat flea treatment product. Too much can be toxic to the animal.

Educate yourself on how to avoid counterfeit flea control products.

Finally NEVER use dog flea treatment on cats.