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Flea Eggs And Larvae in Your Carpet
For 2020, Our Hospital Recommends The Following Products For Cats:

Every year we have dozens and dozens of pet owners coming in with flea infestation problems. They come in utterly frustrated having tried many different methods they may have read online or heard from friends or family, to no avail. There are many products out there, and figuring out which to use is a chore to say the least; so we have done the work for you. 

Our hospital recommends a small number of  products that have proven to be the most successful. They are pricier but are well worth the money.

Revolution Plus

Revolution Plus can be given to kittens as young as 8 weeks of age and weighing 1.3kg or more.

It kills: fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, heartworm, and ear mites All in one tablet given once a month.

 

In more detail:

  • Fleas: adult fleas

  • Ticks; Deer Tick, American Dog Tick, and Gulf Coast Tick

  • Intestinal worms: hook worm, round worm

  • Other worms: heartworm

  • Other: ear mites

Advantage II

Advantage II can be given to kittens as young as 8 weeks of age, and weighing 2.3kg or more.

 

Advantage II kills: fleas.

In more detail:

  • Fleas: flea eggs, larvae, adult fleas. Eggs and larvae in the environment are killed following contact with skin debris from a treated pet. 

  • Your pet can be shampooed or exposed to rain three days after treatment

Revolution

With few exceptions, dog drugs should be avoided during your dog's pregnancy. Giving your dog medications while she is pregnant can result in birth defects to the puppies, harm to the mother, or even spontaneous abortion.

 

However, some medications are safe for use in pregnant cats.

Selemectin, the flea, tick and worm preventative branded as Revolution is safe for use in pregnant and lactating cats.

Revolution kills; fleas, two ticks, heartworm, ear and mange mites.

In more detail: 

  • Fleas: flea eggs and adult fleas,

  • Ticks: American dog tick and Brown dog tick. Not the Deer Tick

Fleas in The House

In case of a flea infestation, Siphotrol can be used as an environment pest control spray in combination with a parasite control on your cat.

Siphotrol  is a fast-acting spray for use in the home. It will kill adult fleas and pre-adult fleas (larvae)  hidden in your carpet, rugs, drapes, upholstery, pet bedding and floor cracks

  • Fast acting formula has a 100 percentage knock out rate of adults in 10 minutes

  • Siphotrol 2000 treats about 2,000 square feet

       Siphotrol 1000 treats about 1,000 square feet

  • It leaves no lingering odor, no stains and no sticky mess

  • Water based aerosol spray that is easy to apply

Tapeworms

Pets get infected with tapeworms by ingesting a flea that is infected with tapeworm larvae.Therefore, flea control is the most important aspect of tapeworm prevention. 

Pet owners typically realize their pet has tapeworms when they see small tapeworm segments in the animal’s stool. These whitish, rice-sized pieces (called proglottids, see the picture on the left) are parts of the adult tapeworm, which break off and are passed in the stool.

Diagnosis of a tapeworm infestation is easiest through identification of tapeworm segments in stool.

There are specific dewormers that can be prescribed by your veterinarian to eliminate tapeworms in pets.