Seasonal Change Poses Additional Risk to Cats

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As fall gets underway, CAPInnoVet, a fast-growing companion animal products company, urges cat owners to prioritize protecting their felines against fleas

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The best course of action is to prevent an infestation before it happens. “Treating your cat monthly reduces the odds of this. I recommend a product like Provecta II for Cats as it kills fleas within 12 hours, breaks the flea life cycle and prevents reinfestation.

With the dog days of summer behind us and the global pandemic still foremost in people’s minds, veterinarians are urging cat owners to prioritize flea protection. In many cases, fall is the worst season for fleas.

“We often see what I call the fall flea surge,” explains Dr. Leigh Hofmeister, a Virginia veterinarian and author of the blog My Vet and Me®. “Autumn months can be the worst when it comes to flea infestations, particularly in your home. It’s why cat owners must be persistent with treatment. “

An increase in precipitation and cooler weather creates a climate in which fleas thrive. When fall temperatures dip, fleas start hatching in large numbers and can then live in a warm home all year round. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to urge people to hold activities outdoors as it is generally considered safer during the pandemic. However, this can also increase the likelihood of unknowingly bringing fleas back into our homes. With 25% of U.S. households owning one or more cats, cat owners must take measures to protect their pets, family and property from these pests.

“The best course of action is to prevent an infestation before it happens,” Hofmeister advises. “Treating your cat monthly reduces the odds of this. I recommend a product like Provecta II for Cats as it kills fleas within 12 hours, breaks the flea life cycle and prevents reinfestation.”

To effectively eliminate fleas, pet owners should treat their environments too. This includes vacuuming regularly, washing your pets’ bedding in hot water and frequently mowing your lawn and/or raking autumn’s falling leaves so that fleas have fewer places to hide and are less likely to converge near your home. And finally, feline parents are reminded that indoor pets are at risk too since fleas can come into our homes on clothing, the bottom of our shoes and even on other pets.

About CAPInnoVet
CAPInnoVet is a fast-growing companion animal products company with a diverse portfolio and a robust pipeline. The mission of CAPInnoVet is to be a key provider of differentiated companion animal health products providing better access to high quality and affordable pet medications. http://www.capinnovet.com

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