Cat Flea Products Guide

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(Last Updated On: October 22, 2018)

 

Brand name/active ingredient

Type

Activyl (Indoxacarb) Spot on (monthly) Treats: Fleas (adult, larvae and eggs), ticks and ear mites.Use on: 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: 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: 9 weeks old. Safe use on pregnant and lactating females has not been established.
Capstar (Nitenpyram) Tablet (monthly) Treats: Adult fleas.Use on: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8 weeks old. Do not use on senior, debilitated, pregnant or lactating cats.

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