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VETGUARD® for Cats

There are dozens of flea and tick products to choose from, but for proven flea and tick protection, choose VetGuard® for Cats. Developed by VetIQ®, VetGuard® for Cats protects your pet at a fraction of the cost.

 

FLEA & TICK 101

Fleas and ticks can be a problem throughout most of the United States. For warmer areas of the country, fleas and ticks can pose more of a year­round problem for cats. For areas with cold winters, cats may have a few months of respite each year.

Flea and tick populations thrive in warm, humid environments, causing serious health concerns for you and your pets. An unseasonably warm winter can create an explosion of fleas and ticks in your backyard and surrounding area. (See our seasonal charts to see how long the flea and tick season typically is where you live.)

The most common flea species affecting cats in the U.S. is Ctenocephalides felis, or the cat flea. Fleas can transmit tapeworms and cause flea allergy dermatitis, the most common skin disease affecting cats. If not treated, your pet may even develop anemia, so it is important to protect your pet.

Because of warmer winters, urban area expansion, and other environmental factors, ticks that were once more commonly found in the southern part of the country have begun to migrate north into areas where they may not have been a problem before. Using tick prevention medications, vaccinations, and having your pets screened for various tick­borne diseases is essential. Your veterinarian can provide the best advice as to which diseases are more prevalent in your area.

WHY SHOULD I TREAT MY PET FOR FLEAS AND TICKS?

Fleas can transmit tapeworms and allergy dermatitis, an allergic skin disease common in dogs and cats. Some animals are allergic to flea saliva which can cause your pet to constantly scratch and even cause self­mutilation. Left unprotected, your pet can develop anemia from fleas.

Ticks can be found anywhere in the United States and are known to spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia and canine tick paralysis. Ticks can be found year round, but are most active in the spring through fall. They thrive in warm, humid areas and are most prevalent in the spring when temperatures rise. Wet and mild winters tend to cause higher infestations.

To protect your pet from complications caused by fleas and ticks, it is important to treat your pet monthly with VetGuard® for Cats. (Do not use VetGuard® Plus for Cats on animals other than cats).

CHECKING YOUR CAT FOR FLEAS:

  • Begin at the head of your pet. Check the whisker area and around the snout. Look in and around the ears.
  • Also examine the stomach, back and paws, including the tail and between the toes.
  • Gently comb the hair, but be careful if you encounter a snag as it may be a tick. Do not pull the
    tick out with the comb as it can leave pieces behind.
  • Apply VetGuard® for Cats monthly to kill and repel ticks.

CHECKING YOUR CAT FOR TICKS:

Ticks like to attach close to the animal’s head, neck or stomach. They can be as small as a pinhead and very hard to see.

  1. Begin at the head of your pet. Check the whisker area and around the snout. Look in and around the ears.
  2. Also examine the stomach, back and paws, including the tail and between the toes.
  3. Gently comb the hair, but be careful if you encounter a snag as it may be a tick. Do not pull the tick out with the comb as it can leave pieces behind.
  4. Apply VetGuard® for Cats monthly to kill and repel ticks.

Triple Action Formula:

VetGuard® for Cats is an affordable solution that protects your pet for just a fraction of the cost of other leading brands. VetGuard® for Cats can be used for cats over 8 weeks of age.

As with all flea and tick solutions, VetGuard® for Cats should be used as part of a program aimed at reducing flea populations in the pet’s environment (bedding, carpets, kennel, and yards). Consult your veterinarian, entomologist, or retailer for program recommendations.

Now flea and tick control can be a more comfortable experience for you and your pet. So, protect your pet from fleas, ticks and other invaders the smart and affordable way. Try VetGuard® for Cats today!

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PET HAS FLEAS AND/OR TICKS:

  • Treat your pet regularly with VetGuard® for Cats to kill existing adult fleas and ticks for up to 4-6 weeks.
  • Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water or replace it. You may want to treat your home by vacuuming carpets and upholstery (throw away bag or clean cup with soap and water).
  • Treat your yard by cutting down tall brush and grass near the house to reduce exposure to fleas and ticks.

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ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

  • Permethrin – 45.0%
  • Pyriproxyfen (Nylar®) – 5.0%
  • Other Ingredients – 50.0%

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