Best Flea and Tick Treatment For Cats
Best Flea and Tick Treatment For Cats
Fleas and Ticks are the infamous creatures among pet lovers. From Sydney to Perth these insects have made their presence felt and affected the health and well-being of our furry companions. These parasites tether to your cat when it is playing in the backyard, sitting on the couch, or performing any of its routine activities.

It is not more than a myth that indoor cats do not get flea and tick infection. In fact, it can catch the infestation from another infected animal in the house that frequently goes out. Once fleas and ticks get on your pet’s body, they are fed on blood and cause a variety of problems to their host. These pests not only infect dogs and cats but also transmit illness to the home and humans.

These blood-sucking parasites cause various illnesses in cats ranging from skin allergies to life-threatening blood less condition like anemia.

  • Flea-Allergic Dermatitis: Flea saliva cause serious skin allergies to your cat. This results in intense itching, hair loss, rashes on the skin that may lead to bleeding if the itching is persistent.
  • Tick-Borne Disease: Tick bite can give your cat various tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Tularemia, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The symptoms of tick-borne illness include weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, and lethargy.
  • Tapeworms: Cats are prone to internal infections. They catch tapeworms when ingesting a flea infected with tapeworm.
  • Anemia: Both fleas and tick can lead to an anemic condition. The red blood cells are not developed in kittens hence excess blood loss in cats suffering with flea and tick bite results in anemia.
  • Tularemia: Though this is a rare but found in cats, and it caused by a type of bacteria. The symptoms include abscesses, loss of appetite, enlarge lymph nodes.


There are numerous flea and tick treatments available for cats. Veterinarians across Australia prefer different types of remedies to curb the infestations that include:

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