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Kitten Advice – Flea and Tick Treatments

Why should we treat our kittens against fleas and ticks?

Fleas and ticks are little blood-sucking insects that live in the coat of your kitten. Severe infestations can be dangerous for your puppy when so much blood is sucked out by the parasites that not enough is left for your puppy to use.

Flea bites commonly cause kittens to scratch which can lead to skin infections and perpetual irritation when they should really be playing and exploring.

Ticks can carry diseases that are harmful to your kitten’s health and your own.

If your kitten isn’t scratching, could they still have fleas or ticks?

Yes! Ticks especially don’t always cause kittens to scratch and not every cat scratches when they have fleas.

When should we start treating kittens for fleas and ticks?

Depending on their weight, kittens can be treated from 8 weeks of age to prevent them getting fleas.

What should we treat kittens with to prevent them getting fleas and ticks?

There are a wide range of products available to prevent fleas and ticks getting on to your kitten. Unfortunately, many of the products available from pet shops aren’t reliable or effective. At Edgemoor Vets we regularly review the products we advise for flea and tick prevention so that your kitten always has the best cover against these parasites. These products can usually only be prescribed by a vet.

Keep your kitten covered against fleas and ticks for life – and save some money too – with our Health Plan.

If you have any more questions or if you’d like to book your kitten in for a complimentary initial check up, call 01439 771166 to talk to one of our friendly team.


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