How to keep your cat and home free of fleas

You don't have to go to extreme measures to keep your cat free of fleas!

As a cat owner, it's up to you to protect your beloved furry pal from an infestation of fleas. Don't wait until you see her scratching and fussing to take action. Here are some ways to keep your feline healthy and flea-free.

  • Don't let her near them: While it might be hard to imagine your kitty as an indoor creature, it could be for her own good, according to Pet Net. Fleas live in woodsy areas and if your cat is playing around outside, she can be the vehicle for fleas to get into your home. If you're not comfortable with keeping her inside year round, let her frolic in the yard during fleas offseason – the chilly fall and winter.
  • Primp and pamper her: Flea medications and treatments are inexpensive compared to the cost of getting rid of fleas, Consumer Affairs pointed out. A trip to the vet or a visit from the exterminator can be costly and time consuming. Hartz® offers high, medium and low levels of parasite protection. They sell drops, collars and more products to keep the parasites off of your kitty.
  • Regular upkeep: Fleas live in carpeted areas and tall grass. Get rid of their homes and they won't be a bother to you. Occasionally clean the house with The Hartz® Ultra Guard Plus® Flea and Tick Carpet Powder. Sprinkle it over the carpet and vacuum it up for some peace of mind.

Use these tips to keep fleas off of your cat and out of your home.

This content is provided by the pet wellness experts at Hartz. We offer complete flea and tick protection for your pet, home and yard.