Once monthly flea treatments are roughly 90 percent effective and the veterinarian version of Advantage, Frontline and similar treatments are now available over counter. Be sure to follow directions precisely and never administer canine flea treatment to a cat; it is toxic. Heed instructions and warnings specific to kittens or smaller cats.
Ticks and mosquitoes also require consideration. If you find a tick on a pet your best action is take it to a veterinary clinic for removal. Should you feel confident about removing the tick without leaving the head embedded remember to keep the tick in a plastic bag or container for several days in the fridge. This is handy to give to your veterinarian should the bite become inflamed/infected or your pet acts lethargic or ill. Find out more at: