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Vet Minute: Can You Put Dog Flea Medicine on a Cat

August 11, 2022

Vet Minute: Can You Put Dog Flea Medicine on a Cat

Last updated: September 26, 2019

In this Vet Minute, Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Marty Greer, answers the question of can you put dog flea medicine on a cat?
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Video Transcript

Can dog flea treatment be used on cats? I’m Doctor Marty Greer, Director of Veterinary Services with Revival Animal Health. There is a difference between dog and cat flea treatments. Overall, flea treatments are safer now than they have ever been. Gone are the days of organophosphates. The flea treatments we have now are able to specifically target the nervous system of insects like fleas and arachnids like mites. However, you need to be careful to only use cat-labeled products on cats. Dog products are not interchangeable with cat products. Read the label instructions carefully and know the weight and age of your pet before applying or administering medications.

Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 35+ years’ experience in veterinary medicine, with special interests in canine reproduction and pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1981. She’s served as Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services since 2019.

If you need help, call us at 800.786.4751.