Cat Flea Products Guide



Brand name/active ingredient Type Parasites treated Age/pregnant etc
Activyl (Indoxacarb) Spot on




(monthly)

Fleas (adult, larvae and eggs), ticks and ear mites. 8 weeks old. Can not be used on pregnant or lactating females.
Advantage (Imidacloprid) Spot on

(monthly)

Fleas (adult fleas and larvae). 8 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Advocate/Advantage Multi (Imidacloprid and Moxidectin) Spot on

(monthly)

Fleas (adult), roundworms, hookworms, ear mites and heartworm preventative. 9 weeks old. Safe use on pregnant and lactating females has not been established.
Capstar (Nitenpyram) Tablet

(as needed, can be given daily)

Adult fleas. 4 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females. Can be used with other flea products.
Comfortis (Spinosad) Tablet

(monthly)

Adult fleas. 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)

Fleas (adults) and ticks. Check with your veterinarian. No information available.
Frontline Plus (Fipronil and S-methoprene) Spot on




(monthly)

Fleas (adults, larvae, pupae and eggs), intestinal worms,  and flea allergy dermatitis. 8 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Frontline Spray (Fipronil) Spray (every 30 days, for tick control every 21 days) Fleas (adult) and ticks. 8 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Frontline (Fipronil) Spot on

(monthly)

Fleas (adult). 8 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Program (Lufenuron) Oral liquid

(monthly)

Fleas (doesn’t kill adult fleas, but prevents the development of flea eggs and larvae). 6 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Program (Lufenuron) Tablet

(monthly)

Fleas (doesn’t kill adult fleas, but prevents the development of flea eggs and larvae). 4 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Program (Lufenuron) Injection

(6 months)

Fleas (doesn’t kill adult fleas, but prevents the development of flea eggs and larvae). 6 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Revolution (Selamectin) Spot on

(monthly)

Fleas (adult, larvae and eggs), intestinal worms (except tapeworm), heartworm, ear mites. 6 weeks old. Can be used on pregnant and lactating females.
Seresto (Imidacloprid and Flumethrin) Collar

(8 months)

Fleas (adults and larvae) and ticks. 10 weeks old. Safety hasn’t been established on pregnant or lactating females.
Vectra (Dinotefuran, Pyriproxyfen) Spot on

(monthly)

Fleas (adults, pupae, larvae and eggs). 8 weeks old. Do not use on senior, debilitated, pregnant or lactating cats.

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