Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Choosing the Right Flea Medicine

The only way to find out if you are buying the right flea medicine for your cat is to talk to your vet first. They are most knowledgeable in this department. Some flea medications out there can fool you by advertising that they are just as good as the leading brands like Frontline and Advantage. They are not the same. Although these top brands are more expensive, they are proven to be the best for your cat and most effective.

Some people make the mistake of using dog flea medicine on their cat thinking that it's the same thing, which it is not. This can be very dangerous for your cat and possibly deadly. The dosage is completely different for dogs and cats. When talking to your vet about cat health care, they will advise you of the same thing. It can be different for some breeds than others and age is also a big factor.

Choosing the right flea medication for your cat is very important. If it doesn't work, they will still be uncomfortable and continuous flea infestation can lead to much bigger and more serious health problems. If the first one doesn't work you do have to wait a certain amount of time before you can apply another one. It should say on the box how long to wait before you apply another dose or you can ask your vet.