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Battling Fleas: a seasonal guide for cat owners

Fleas are a common nuisance for pets and their owners, particularly during the warmer months. However, in certain climates and home environments, these pesky parasites can be a year-round problem. This guide offers detailed advice on how to protect your feline friends from fleas, with a focus on prevention, treatment, and maintaining a flea-free environment. Understanding the flea lifecycle To effectively combat fleas, it’s important to understand their lifecycle. Fleas go through four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The adult fleas are the ones you typically notice on your cat, biting and feeding on blood. However, the majority of a flea population (eggs, larvae, and pupae) actually lives in the environment, not on your pet. Why warmer months? Fleas thrive in warm, humid conditions. ...