If your cat spends a majority of his time outdoors, you'll have to stay on top of his monthly flea treatments.
Protect your outdoor cat from a potential flea infestation this winter
December 22, 2011
While having an outdoor cat comes with its fair share of difficulties, now is not the time of year to let your flea prevention regimen fall by the wayside. While it may be tempting to cut back on topical drops when the first frost hits, fleas are remarkably resilient creatures that will retreat indoors or maybe just hitch a ride on your cat's fur. Additionally, deer ticks have been reportedly staying around far longer than in previous years, so if your feline is spending a good amount of time outdoors, chances are he will run into these pesky insects. Luckily, you can use a variety of Hartz products to safeguard your furry friend throughout the entire year.
When your feline comes back indoors after an afternoon of exploring your yard, he probably retreats to one of his favorite parts of the house. Whether it's a pet bed or a dark corner behind a sofa, this could be an opportune spot for fleas to spread and start reproducing. This year, use Hartz UltraGuard Plus Flea and Tick Home Spray to kill fleas, ticks and their larvae on sight. Best of all, you can keep them from coming back for up to seven months to thoroughly protect your home before the height of flea season returns the following spring. This product makes use of an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), which will inhibit the life cycle of the insect and stop it from reaching adulthood and reproducing. Use it on carpets, upholstery or anywhere your cat likes to spend the majority of his time to prevent the development of a flea infestation.
Of course, the easiest way to protect your home is with a monthly solution on your cat's skin that will kill the bugs before they have a chance to spread. Hartz UltraGuard Pro Flea and Tick Drops is a quick and easy monthly treatment that will kill fleas, deer ticks and mosquitoes on contact for up to 30 days. These topical drops are placed at the skin level at the base of a feline's neck and uses a handy Pro-cision Flo applicator to evenly spread the solution so it can perform at its best.
Letting your kitty roam outdoors during any season can put him at risk, but these quality Hartz products will ensure that he's happy and healthy during any time of the year.