• Is there an oral medication I can give a pregnant cat for fleas? She gets flea dermatitis, and topicals tend to irritate her already sensitive skin. She is an indoor only cat (part of my Munchkin Cattery), but my dog brought in fleas at the beginning of the summer, and I can't seem to break the cycle. I have tried Capstar, but the fleas keep getting her... Also, are any topicals ok for pregnant cats?

    Hi Jami,
    I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about this question. The flea product that will be best for your cat will depend on a few different things including where you live, the environment that she is exposed to, her overall health, and the stage of her pregnancy. Your vet knows your pet and the local area so they will be able to give you the best advice on this. I do recommend letting them know that she is pregnant as this can change the recommendation. Since many flea products have not been tested in pregnant animals there may be risks associated with use of these products. Your vet can talk to you more about the risks of specific products.


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