It is possible for fleas to still be present even with the use of a Seresto Flea and Tick Collar. This is because, as with all products, efficacy can vary from one cat to another and environmental factors can also play a role. Additionally, if the collar was damaged or has not been replaced when it was due (8 months after opening) its effectiveness in controlling fleas will have decreased significantly.

It is important to note that collars, when used properly and for their full duration, provide effective protection against fleas. Therefore, a few fleas may present themselves even in cats wearing Seresto collars due to various reasons such as resting sites or other pets in the premises being untreated or underdressed.

Other tips to keep your cat free from fleas include vacuuming your house often, washing the bedding regularly, doing regular check ups of your cat’s fur and combing them daily with a flea comb. Finally, it is advisable to work with an experienced veterinarian who best understands your pet’s needs when it comes to choosing the right product.

Check that the Seresto collar is functioning correctly

If your cat still has fleas despite having a Seresto collar, one of the first things to do is to make sure that the collar is functioning correctly. If you purchased the collar second-hand or it was passed down from someone else’s pet, it may be expired or otherwise defective and not actually protecting your cat as intended.

Before blaming the collar, check its expiration date and look for signs of damage or malfunction. You should also inspect the nooks and crevices around your cat’s neck area where the fleas may be hiding or lingering even with a working Seresto collar in place.

You can also consult with your veterinarian who will be able to better advise you of any alternative treatment solutions depending on what type of flea infestation you have.

Check other animals in the home for fleas

If your cat still has fleas despite wearing a Seresto collar, it’s important to check other animals in the home for fleas. Fleas can easily jump from one animal to another and if there is more than one pet in the home, the chances of reinfestation are much greater.

Start with inspecting other cats and dogs in the home for any signs of fleas. Look for small black specks on their fur that could indicate flea dirt or eggs. Also check around their head, neck and tail area as these are common places for fleas to hide. In addition, look closely at the skin along the back of your pet’s neck and under their armpits as these areas can be prime spots for adult fleas.

If you find evidence of an infestation or have reason to believe that another animal may have been exposed, it’s important to treat them as well using a veterinarian-prescribed treatment such as Revolution, Advantage or Frontline Plus or appropriate oral medication like Comfortis or Trifexis.

Vacuum carpets and furniture regularly

Regular flea prevention is key if you want to really keep your cat’s flea problem under control. Vacuuming carpets and furniture can be a great way to help. Vacuuming picks up fleas, larvae and eggs, which helps to break the flea life cycle and stop them from multiplying. Make sure to vacuum the cracks and crevices of your home too, since that’s where most of the fleas will hide and lay their eggs.

You may also want to consider treating affected areas with an indoor flea treatment, such as a spray or fogger. This will help kill any remaining fleas in hard-to-reach places that vacuuming may not get to. And don’t forget to check your furry friend for signs of itching or scratching more frequently during warmer months when fleas are more active!

To summarise

It’s important to have a plan in place to deal with flea infestations, as they can cause discomfort and even illnesses in cats. Regularly checking all pets in your home, maintaining a strict cleaning schedule and pinpointing any underlying cause or issue are a few key steps to help prevent future reoccurrences of fleas.

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