Cat Flea / Dog Flea
The treatment of fleas on any pet is the owners responsibility and a multi-step process. Adult fleas spend most of their time on an animal, but the flea eggs, larvae, and pupae are found in abundance in the environment such as in carpeting, rugs, bedding, and grass. For every flea see on your pet, there are likely to be hundreds of eggs and larvae in the home and yard. Therefore, a truly effective flea control program always includes treating the environment as well as treating your pet.
Ingredients of flea control products can vary and include adulticides, chemicals that can kill immature forms, insect growth regulators/development inhibitors, or combinations thereof. The choice of products will need to be based on the extent of the flea infestation; the species, breed, health status, and age of the pet; the environment; presence of other pets; and special family needs (e.g., infants, people with asthma).