Last Updated on February 17, 2024 by Fumipets
Fleas are most likely the cause of your cat’s persistent scratching, and you’re probably correct. However, you should keep an eye out for feline lice, which are less frequent and need a separate treatment. But don’t worry about your tiny friend; it’s still treatable and preventable.
Bedspreads, pillow coverings, plush toys, and pet beds should all be washed after interaction with your cat.
Use a topical spray pesticide on your cat. Insecticides developed for feline lice should be available at your local pet shop; check for chemicals like carbaryl, rotenone, or pyrethrins. Always pay attention to the directions on the packaging.
In the event of a severe infestation, take your cat to the veterinarian. A therapy like a lime sulphur dip, which covers your cat’s skin and coat completely and kills adult lice, may be administered by your veterinarian. Chemical treatments do not often impact unhatched or juvenile lice, therefore whether you select this treatment or at-home treatments, you must repeat your treatments every two weeks for a total of at least two treatments.
Give your pet regular preventative treatments. Lice are resistant to the majority of monthly flea preventatives.