Cat Flea Products Guide

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Brand name/active ingredient

Type

Activyl (Indoxacarb) Spot on (monthly)Treats: Fleas (adult, larvae and eggs), ticks and ear mites.

Use on: Kittens 8 weeks old. Can not be used on pregnant or lactating females.

Advantage (Imidacloprid) Spot on (monthly)Treats: Fleas (adult fleas and larvae).

Use on: Kittens 8 weeks old. Can use on pregnant and lactating females.

Advocate/Advantage Multi (Imidacloprid and Moxidectin)Spot on (monthly)Treats: Fleas (adult), roundworms, hookworms, ear mites and heartworm preventative.

Use on: Kittens 9 weeks old. Safe use on pregnant and lactating females has not been established.

Capstar (Nitenpyram) Tablet (monthly)Treats: Adult fleas.

Use on: Kittens 4 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females. Can be used with other flea products.

Comfortis (Spinosad) Tablet (monthly)Treats: Adult fleas.

Use on: Kittens 14 weeks old. Safe use on pregnant and lactating females has not been established.

Fidos Fre-Itch Rinse (Pyrethrins,  Piperonyl butoxide,  N-Octyl )Rinse(1-2 weeks)Treats: Fleas (adults) and ticks.

Use on: Check with your veterinarian. No information is available.

Frontline Plus (Fipronil and S-methoprene) Spot on (monthly)Treats: Fleas (adults, larvae, pupae and eggs), intestinal worms,  and flea allergy dermatitis.

Use on: Kittens 8 weeks old. Can use on pregnant and lactating females.

Frontline Spray (Fipronil) Spray (every 30 days, for tick control every 21 days)Treats: Fleas (adult) and ticks.

Use on: Kittens 8 weeks old. Can use on pregnant and lactating females.

Frontline (Fipronil) Spot on (monthly)Treats: Fleas (adult).

Use on: 8 weeks old. Can use on pregnant and lactating females.

Program (Lufenuron) Oral liquid (monthly)Treats: Fleas (doesn’t kill adult fleas, but prevents the development of flea eggs and larvae).

Use on: Kittens 6 weeks old. Can use on pregnant and lactating females.

Program (Lufenuron) Tablet (monthly)Treats: Fleas (doesn’t kill adult fleas, but prevents the development of flea eggs and larvae).

Use on: Kittens 4 weeks old. Can use on pregnant and lactating females.

Program (Lufenuron) Injection (6 months)Treats: Fleas (doesn’t kill adult fleas, but prevents the development of flea eggs and larvae).

Use on: Kittens 6 weeks old. Can use on pregnant and lactating females.

Revolution (Selamectin) Spot on (monthly)Treats: Fleas (adult, larvae and eggs), intestinal worms (except tapeworm), heartworm, ear mites.

Use on: 6 weeks old. Can use on pregnant and lactating females.

Seresto (Imidacloprid and Flumethrin) Collar (8 months)Treats: Fleas (adults and larvae) and ticks.

Use on: Kittens 10 weeks old. Safety hasn’t been established on pregnant or lactating females.

Vectra (Dinotefuran, Pyriproxyfen) Spot on(monthly)Treats: Fleas (adults, pupae, larvae and eggs).

Use on: Kittens 8 weeks old. Do not use on senior, debilitated, pregnant or lactating cats.

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