Thankfully, there are many flea treatments available for cats, which are effective and safe for your cat. These treatments can be used at home and include flea shampoos and baths. You can even use a flea comb to remove the fleas and their eggs. Be sure to dip the comb into hot soapy water after each pass.
Fleas love to live on your cat, so you have to keep an eye out for them. Cats can easily come into contact with fleas from your clothes, socks, or other personal items. It won’t take long for an infestation to develop. Once your cat gets infected, it will need to be treated.
The best way to prevent fleas in your cat is to keep them indoors and apply monthly flea prevention medication. Your vet can recommend a product that will work best for your pet. Make sure to use it consistently. Your house is no fortress against fleas, so it’s important to do regular checkups.
Fleas live on animals and feed on the blood. They can cause serious blood loss and even anemia. Additionally, fleas are intermediate hosts for one species of tapeworm. These parasites can spread to your cat through its fur and will lay their eggs in carpets and on furniture.