Flea & Tick Prevention For Cats

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Protect Your Cat From Fleas & Ticks

Shop veterinarian-approved preventives to keep your cat flea-and-tick free. Options include chews, tablets, and topical solutions from trusted brands like FRONTLINE® and Advantage®.


Frequently Asked Questions About Fleas & Ticks

What do cat fleas look like?

Cat fleas are small, flat, and brown, black, or reddish-black. You may spot the fleas themselves or specks, which are flea droppings in your cat’s fur. You should consult a veterinarian if you suspect your pet has fleas.

What do ticks look like on cats?

Ticks are small, round bugs with eight legs and no antennae. They grow larger after feeding, which is a process that can take several days as they attach themselves to animals and suck their blood.

Can indoor cats get fleas and ticks?

While indoor cats are less likely to catch fleas and ticks, it’s not uncommon. Fleas can come in on other hosts, including humans, visiting pets, or even furniture. They jump from place to place to find a new host. Ticks wait on vegetation and crawl onto passing animals. Owners of indoor cats should still take steps to protect their pets from fleas and ticks.

How can I prevent my cat from getting fleas and ticks?

Meet with your veterinarian to select the right flea and tick prevention option for your cat. There are other methods for lowering the chances of your pet getting fleas, including keeping cats away from strays and bathing and brushing your pet. 

Since ticks live outdoors, cats that spend more time inside have less of a chance to pick them up. Schedule regular checkups with a veterinarian, who will be familiar with the signs of flea and tick infestations.


Easily Manage Flea & Tick Prevention With myVCA

Connect to our world-class medicine anytime 24/7 to help to keep your cat free of fleas and ticks. Log in to your myVCA account to refill prescriptions, book appointments, and more! Ask our licensed veterinary professionals all your questions about caring for your cat on Live Chat through the myVCA app. 


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