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What is the best flea treatment for my kitten?


Fleas are a nuisance. They can make your kitty itchy and uncomfortable; they are responsible

for triggering allergic skin diseases such as flea allergy dermatitis, and they can also transmit

other parasites such as Tapeworm.


Flea bites are thought to be responsible for the spread of another infectious diseases, Feline Infectious Anaemia. But it’s not only your cat that can suffer, humans can also get flea bites which are very itchy indeed. The best way to control fleas is to prevent them in the first place, and we have a guide to help you with just that!


Best flea treatment for young kittens:


This blog is for flea treatments young kittens usually below the weight of 1.2kg up to 2.5kg. If your kitten is over 2.5kg check out our blog on flea and worm treatments for cats here.


And without any further ado:


Kittens over 6 weeks old


1. Revolution





Targets: fleas, ear mites, roundworms

Application frequency: Monthly

Best for: Kittens over 6 weeks old

Price: $42.00 3PK


Revolution is one of the only flea products available for very young kittens as it is safe to use in

kittens over 6 weeks of age. If you have a new kitten this might be the best option for you if

they are not old enough for other products. Revolution has a duration of action of one month

so needs to be applied every month for complete protection. But be sure to regularly weigh

your kitten, because as they grow their weight gain may mean they need to swap to a different

pipette size to offer complete coverage for their size.


Kittens over 8 weeks old


1. Broadline





Targets: fleas, ticks, lice, roundworms, and tapeworm

Application frequency: Monthly

Best for: Kittens over 8 weeks of age, if you want a combination treatment for fleas and worms.

Price: $19.00 1PK


Broadline, as the name suggests, has a broad coverage of not only fleas but ticks, lice,

roundworms and tapeworms.


This is super convenient if you are after a treatment to tick all the

boxes that is simple to administer, and provides monthly protection. This product can be used

in kittens over 8 weeks of age. It flea prevention acts very fast and can kill newly acquired fleas

within 8-24 hours.


2. Advantage




Targets: Fleas

Application frequency: Monthly

Best for: Kittens over 8 weeks of age, if you want a flea only treatment.

Price: $41.95


Advantage is another topical spot-on application that offers protection against fleas. This

product is great if you have already sorted coverage of roundworms and tapeworms for your

kitten, and you are only requiring flea treatment. It has a monthly application interval and

works to kill fleas fast. Used in conjunction with a broad spectrum worming tablet such as drontal, milpro

it will provide full coverage against fleas as well as worms.



3. Nexgard Spectra For Cats <2.5kg




Targets: fleas, ticks, lice, mites, roundworms, and tapeworm

Application frequency: Monthly

Best for: Kittens over 8 weeks of age, if you want a combination treatment for fleas and worms.

Price $55.00 for a 3PK


Nexgard Spectra For Cats is new product which is similar to Broadline as it treats for fleas, ticks , lice as well as round worms, tape worm and lung worm. It's advantage over Broadline is that also treats for mites and they produce it in a 3PK in this size compared to Broadline 1PK. Which can help save your wallet a few dollars over the months.


4. Revolution Plus For Cats < 2.5kg





Targets: fleas, ticks, lice, roundworms, mites, hookworms

Application frequency: Monthly

Best for: Kittens over 8 weeks of age, if you want a combination treatment for fleas and worms.

Price $49.99 for a 3PK


Revolution plus is another product which is a topical spot on solution which treats for fleas, ticks lice roundworms, mites and hookworms. Comes in a handy 3PK is competitively priced against its competition. However as it does not treat for tapeworm it is recommend to combine this product with a worming tablet such as Drontal.


Important note for flea prevention in kitten & cats:


It is very important only ever apply cat/kitten specific flea treatment to your cat, never use products

you have for your dog on your cat. Cat’s & kittens can have serious reactions to flea prevention that is

meant for dogs including seizures, or even death - so never apply dog flea treatment to your

cat/kitten.


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