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Flea and Ticks in Kittens  

Fleas and Ticks in Kittens 
Why should we treat kittens against fleas and ticks? 
Fleas and ticks are little blood-sucking insects that live in the coat of your kitten (and often on cats too!). Severe infestations can be dangerous for your kitten when so much blood is sucked out by the parasites that not enough is left for your kitten! 
 
Flea bites commonly cause kittens to scratch which can lead to skin infections and perpetual irritation, when your kitten should really be playing and exploring. 
 
Ticks can carry diseases harmful to your puppy’s health and your own. Most notably Lyme disease, which can be fatal to humans as well as dogs 
 
If your kitten isn’t scratching, could they still have fleas or ticks? 
 
Yes! Ticks especially don’t always cause kittens to scratch and not every cat scratches when they have fleas and ticks. 
 
If you want to keep your kitten covered against fleas and ticks throughout their life, take a look at our Health Plan. 
 
You can also register your kitten online today or you can contact us to speak to one of our team about flea and tick treatments for your kitten. 
 
When should we start treating kittens for fleas and ticks? 
Depending on their weight, kittens can be treated from 8 weeks of age to prevent them getting fleas. 
 
What should we treat kittens with to prevent them getting fleas and ticks? 
 
Download our Kitten Guide below to find out more. 
Want to learn more? 
Click on the link below to download our Kitten Healthcare Guide. 
 
 

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