Flea Season 101 + Best Flea Collars for Cats

It's warming up outside, and this means pesky insects like fleas and ticks will be emerging soon. Late spring is usually when fleas and ticks are spotted. It may be common for our sweet pups to get ticks, but our indoor cats can be susceptible to fleas. Be sure to find an excellent flea collar for your cat.

Flea infestations are not something you want to deal with going into summertime. If your homestead could be in danger of attracting fleas (due to high grassy areas), consider repelling fleas with flea repellent spray. Preventative care is key! Here are five flea collars cat owners swear by.

When is Flea Season?

Flea season occurs typically around March and ends before fall. They are here year-round, but flea eggs usually hatch around springtime.

Flea-borne illnesses should be taken seriously. Please be proactive in preventing fleas from keeping yourself and your fur babies safe and healthy.

How Do Flea Collars Work?

Flea collars release a gas that kills fleas and eggs. As the medicine coats your pet's fur, it protects them from infestation.

Do Flea Collars Have Side Effects?

Unfortunately, some do. Side effects that have been reported are hair loss, diarrhea, and rash. If you notice that your cat is having an allergic reaction to their tick prevention collar, seek help from a vet.

Best Flea Collars for Cats

1. Seresto Flea and Tick Prevention for Cats, 8-Month Flea Collar for Cats

Bayer Animal Health has the #1 Best Seller in Cat Flea Collars on Chewy. The 8-month Seresto flea collar is easy to put on, and customers love that it's odorless.

If your indoor cat often wanders outside, they definitely need a flea collar.

2. Hartz UltraGuard Plus Flea & Tick Collar for Cats & Kitten, 1 count

Pet owners also love the Hartz Ultraguard Plus collar. Chewy has a 7-month collar for only $4.89. It's a top choice for flea and tick treatment.

3. TropiClean Flea & Tick Repellent Collar for Cats

This waterproof tick cat collar is one of the best options for cats. It provides up to four months of protection and has natural active ingredients.

Natural ingredients included are essential oils like peppermint and cedarwood.

4. Zodiac Breakaway Flea & Tick Cat Collar, 13-in

This collar provides up to seven months of flea and tick protection. The 'Breakaway' safety feature is fantastic. If your cat gets caught to a tree branch or moving object, the collar will breakaway to keep your cat safe from harm.

5. Sentry PurrScriptions Dual-Action Flea & Tick Collar for Cats, 1-count

Sentry's collar will provide protection for up to six months. A Chewy customer left a five-star review and said, "I love the smell of the oils used to keep fleas off my cats! Love that it's natural & not toxic chemicals."

But what about Frontline and Advantage II? Frontline is the household name for best flea treatments. Many pet owners swear by Frontline. One box comes with three doses of flea control.

It breaks the life cycle of adult fleas quickly. Although many people do not like the greasy-mess of applying the topical treatment and prefer collars. Be sure also to consider flea products like flea combs and flea shampoo if your feline friend has been exposed to fleas. (Pest control could also be something to consider for your home.)

For more information on flea and tick control, visit our pals over at Wide Open Spaces.

Flea season isn't fun, but at least we have beautiful weather to enjoy with our cats during these warm months.

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