Choose the Right Flea & Tick Product
That Works Best for Your Needs
Our Customers' Scenarios
Our Doctors' Recommendations
|Cat in the Southern States:
||Stacy moved from the northern plains of
Iowa to Arkansas, and is surprised at the increased number of fleas and ticks. Since it is warm all year long, she is finding she needs to keep a topical flea/tick preventive on her cat year-round. She also needs to watch that her house doesn't get flea infested, so she invested in some sprays for the house and her backyard.
|| For an effective topical treatment, we recommend
Advantage® II Flea Control for Cats.
bioSpot Flea & Tick Spray for Cats would be excellent for Stacy's indoor environment, such as on her pet's bedding. We recommend
bioSpot Home Protection Kit for the rest of her cat's indoor environment.
|Urban Cat (Eastern):
||Derek lives in a New York City high-rise with his cat and dog. Although his cat stays indoors, he walks his dog every morning and evening and encounters other dogs in obedience class. In order to prevent his cat from getting fleas his dog may have come in contact with, he chose to use an oral flea preventive and also purchased a mist that protects against all stages of a flea's life cycle. Derek
didn't need to use a collar or any other flea product.
| An oral flea preventive like
Program for Cats prevents eggs from hatching.
bioSpot Flea & Tick Spray for Cats protects cat and bedding, even the car.
|Midwest Cat with Allergies:
||Missy lives in southern Minnesota and has a cat with Flea Allergy Dermatitis, or FAD. The bite of just one flea can leave her cat scratching for days, since her cat is allergic to components in the flea's saliva. It is important that whatever flea prevention she uses must be highly effective, eliminating different forms of the flea life cycle, including adults, eggs, and larvae.
Bio Spot Defense Flea & Tick Spot On® for Cats is an ideal choice for Missy's Cat. We would also suggest keeping her cat indoors, and using a Flea Comb daily.
|Water-loving Cats in the Northwest:
||Lonny lives in Washington and has two Turkish
Vans, a breed known for loving to play in water. He has a small pond in his enclosed backyard that he allows his cats to play in while he does
his yard work or gardening in the summer. Since they are in and out of the water so frequently in warm weather, Lonny's cats need a product that doesn't have to be reapplied after his cats get wet.
||For cats who enjoy water, we suggest
Advantage® II Flea Control for Cats effective after swimming or bathing.
|Contact Dermatitis in the Mountain States:
||Some cats may be sensitive to certain flea
products. Thelma lives in Colorado and the topical protection she most recently used caused her cat to have a mild skin reaction. Thelma wants to try a different topical this year. The effectiveness of the product was not in question, and even though her pet was sensitive to one topical product, it does not mean that she couldn't try another one
or even monthly oral control.
Advantage® II Flea Control for Cats, a topical, or
Program for Cats, a monthly oral preventive, are both on our recommended list.