Are there any flea treatments that are safe for cats?
Products suitable for one species may not be suitable for another. Some dog flea treatments contain permethrin, an insecticide that is safe for dogs but highly toxic to cats. There are a few things you can look out for with your pet that could mean they have fleas. Is your pet scratching? Areas of hair loss, bald or sore patches? Spots or scans?
Can a dog be allergic to a flea product?
NOTE: If a dog has been treated with a Permethrin flea product and the cat licks the wet dog product off the dog or brushes up against the dog and then licks their fur, this can cause toxicity as cats are highly sensitive to Permethrin products.
What can I give my Dog to get rid of fleas?
Some dog flea treatments contain permethrin, an insecticide that is safe for dogs but highly toxic to cats. There are a few things you can look out for with your pet that could mean they have fleas. Is your pet scratching? Areas of hair loss, bald or sore patches? Spots or scans? Redness and irritation?
How does Advantage flea treatment work for dogs?
Advantage works as a paralytic to rapidly kill adult fleas and larvae (not the eggs) and therefore breaks the lifecycle of our pets’ most hated foes. Once applied, the nervous system of fleas and lice is attacked.
Is it safe to put flea medication on a cat?
Cat and dog flea medications aren’t interchangeable, as cats are particularly sensitive to pesticides and should only use flea treatments designed specifically for their use. Cats are not small dogs — they lack enzymes in their livers that break down potentially toxic ingredients that are safe for dogs, such as permethrin.
Is there detox for cats after flea treatment?
There isn’t a detox for cats to recover from a poisoning event caused by a flea treatment product for dogs (especially after four months); dog flea treatment are toxic for cats and may result in death in severe cases.
Can a dog be poisoned by Flea and tick medicine?
Cats are more sensitive to these ingredients than dogs, but the poisoning is harmful to both types of pets. The effects range from mild to severe, depending on the amount of exposure and condition of your cat. Flea and tick medicine poisoning can be fatal if it is not treated by a veterinarian.
What’s the difference between flea spray and flea drops for cats?
The difference between flea control products for dogs and cats is a chemical called permethrin. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, this chemical is very safe for dogs and is common in flea sprays and drops. Cats, though, are especially sensitive to it and many of its variants.