Understanding your cat’s flea symptoms

If your feline friend is presenting odd behavior and she seems to be grooming herself more often than usual, be on the lookout for fleas that might be causing her discomfort.

If your feline friend is presenting odd behavior and she seems to be grooming herself more often than usual, be on the lookout for fleas that might be causing her discomfort.

Because the flea parasite is so miniscule and most of us pet owners don't speak cat, it may be difficult to discern if your kitty is infested. When you're worried your purr-fect pet has fleas, make yourself aware of the symptoms and tell-tale signs of these irritants.

Cat Channel explains a list of symptoms to help you figure out what's going on with your cat. Excessive itching and scratching as well as hair loss are clear signs of a problem. Whether it's fleas or ticks, these behaviors demonstrate displeasure that should be cared for immediately.

On the other hand, your fluffy friend might be exhibiting less obvious symptoms that can go unnoticed on a day-to-day basis. Cats can express flea induced mannerisms like avoiding their owners, muscle loss or lethargy as stated by Cat Channel. Without context, this may just seem like typical cat-titude, but it's important to identify what is and isn't common for your kitten.

Using Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Spray for Cats can help to prevent this problem by eradicating the possibility of flea symptoms for up to one week.


This content is provided by the flea treatment experts at Hartz®. We offer flea sprays, shampoos and drops to keep your pets safe inside and outside your home.