Flea control for cats

Do you know that just 5% of fleas live as adults on pets?

The other 95% of flea population lives in the home. Adult fleas lay their eggs on the dog within a few days of their first blood meal. These eggs are non-sticky and will drop off onto surrounding carpets and bedding waiting to hatch. From here, the eggs will hatch to produce larvae that feed on flea faeces and organic matter found in the environment. The larvae dislike light and will tend to live deep in the carpets and under furniture.

An adult flea will lay up to 50 eggs per day, about 2,000 in her lifetime. The adults come out of their cocoons when they detect a host is nearby. Once they hop onto a host, the adults mate and begin the life-cycle all over again. The newly emerged flea may bite humans before jumping off to find a more suitable host. The entire life cycle can be as short as three to four weeks.

Flea diseases transmission

Fleas are not simply a source of annoyance. Some people and animals suffer allergic reactions to flea saliva resulting in rashes. Rarely a cat can die from a serious infestation of fleas if it is not treated. Fleas also spread tapeworm

Don’t wait until you see fleas on your animal to start a treatment.

Fleas are an all year problem. They love our central heating as much as the hot summer weather. Preventing an infestation is much easier and much more effective than trying to treat one that already exists.

Don’t assume that because your animal doesn’t go outdoors he is safe from fleas. Indoor cats can and do get fleas just as easily. Fleas  can come in with other pets that do go outdoors.

Prevention and treatment of pets is essential.

Your Healthy Pet Club membership includes a year’s worth of flea control treatment to help prevent flea-related health problems for your pet and for you.