But I never see fleas on my cat!
Even if you have not seen them, they ARE there. Fleas can breed on any untreated animals in your home and produce eggs which can cause re-infestation of all animals in the house in the future. A flea egg can remain dormant in the environment for up to six months. If your pet has flea treatment on board any eggs that mature and hatch in the environment will be killed when they come into contact with the product on your pets coat. Flea treatment should be viewed as a year-round commitment as fleas are active in all seasons
I’ll wait until I see my cat scratching a lot before I treat them
It’s the old story of prevention being better than cure. If your cat is showing signs of irritation, it could take months of treatment to break the cycle and bring them back to normal.
I’ll just pick up a flea control from the supermarket
Well you can but there is no one with any training in animal health to offer advice, and there may be a product better suited to your animal and situation and you are only going to find that out by going to your friendly local vet clinic for advice and a great range of quality products.
Is it really necessary to treat regularly for fleas?
Fleas would be one of the number one reasons your pet could become miserable. Untreated infestations can go on to cause allergy problems, untreated allergies that get scratched a lot can go on to cause broken skin and infection, it becomes a cycle which can take many many months to come out of.
So! The moral of our story is to treat for fleas on a regular basis with a reputable product from a vet clinic you trust!