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How to apply flea treatment to your cat

It’s important to regularly apply flea treatment to your cat. It is far more effective to use a preventative treatment bought from the vets than to wait until you spot fleas on your cat. In our video below, Vet Vicky Bridges demonstrates how to apply a spot-on treatment to your cat.

How do I apply treatment?

Make sure the contents of the pipette touches the skin on the back of your cat’s neck. Try not to place the treatment too low down the neck, as cats are very agile and could lick the treatment when grooming themselves. 

Open up the pipette so that the liquid comes out. Part the fur on the back of your cat’s neck and apply so that the tip of the pipette touches their skin. 

After you have finished, make sure nobody touches the affected area until it is completely dry. This should take around 24 hours. Make sure you wash your hands after applying the treatment.

Need advice on applying flea treatment?

For expert advice on applying flea treatment, get in touch with your local vet.

Find your nearest vet using our Find a Vet page, or speak to a vet online using Online Vets.

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