A flea comb for a cat is specifically designed to be used on your cat’s fur, the intention being to pick up fleas in the teeth of the comb as the cat is being combed.
Some cats love being combed and others, well, they will be running for the hills.
It is something that I wish I had started when my cat was a kitten so that he would think it was quite normal instead of straining to escape.
Some cats love being combed and will purr contentedly.
It’s all about the loving attention with the added bonus that your cat is getting a deflea at the same time.
The obvious benefit is a totally chemical free option to get rid of fleas however if you have a flea infestation it may be difficult to control just by using a comb.
A flea comb may form part of the flea treating regime for your cat.
Often cat owners will use another method for the main form of control and use a flea comb as ongoing maintenance.
Inside cats generally do not have problems with fleas ( be watchful because that status can quickly change) and a flea comb may be all that is needed to keep the flea situation under control.
Use a flea comb on a regular basis and your cat will get used to being combed.
Before using a flea comb it is a good idea to detangle first, particularly if your cat has long or thick fur.
This is because the teeth on flea combs are spaced very close together and are specifically designed that way to pick up fleas.
If the fur on your kitty cat is matted or tangled the job will be that much harder.
Have a large bowl or bucket of warm soapy water and some paper towels within easy reach.
You may wonder why you need a bucket or large bowl if you are treating fleas from a small animal such as a cat.
The bucket lessens the chance of the fleas jumping out and escaping to freedom so keep this in mind when choosing a container.
If you are having trouble seeing the fleas, tap the comb onto a piece of white paper to see the fleas. Any of specks may reveal flea infestation.
Dark or reddish tiny particles are a sign of fleas, the spots are flea dirt, the digested blood the fleas have already consumed.
You will be able to see the fleas clearly on the comb as shown in the video below.
We have reviewed five flea combs and looked at the pros and cons of each.
You might think that all flea combs would be the same and they do have similarities however there are some differences worth noting such a double row design to catch fleas, metal pins, rounded pins to protect the skin and the design of the comb itself.
This comb removes fleas and debris from the hair.
It has a clever double row design which traps the fleas.
Use the comb after a flea shampoo or flea powder treatment as an added step in the prevention of fleas.
The comb is sturdy and has an easy to grip long handle.
If your cat has very long hair then a long toothed comb might be a better choice.
Sometimes the double row of teeth can make it hard to get into smaller nooks and crannies.
The comb holds the fleas well because of the double row of teeth.
It is suitable for using on kittens.
This is a double sided flea comb as can be seen in the photo.
One side of the comb has widely spaced teeth which are perfect for detangling before using the finer teeth on the other side to remove fleas and flea eggs.
The ends of the teeth are rounded so the skin of the cat will be protected.
The double sides of this comb are a huge bonus as it does two jobs in the one product, detangling plus removing fleas. Cats with long hair or thick coats will usually need detangling before combing.
It is suitable for all hair types and has a 30 day money back guarantee.
Because the teeth are placed tightly together the comb is able to pick up fleas and flea eggs.
It is a sturdy construction and has metal teeth.
Fits nicely into the palm of the hand.
Flea combs are specially designed with the teeth turned 90 degrees away from the skin. This is to ensure the teeth are parallel to the skin while combing thus providing protection for the skin and comfort for the cat.
The teeth on the comb are approximately 3/4 inch long.
Removes tangles as well as fleas.
Unlike chemical products a flea comb can be used at any time even when using chemical based treatments such as spot treatments or flea collars.
A two pack product means easy availability when needed, as the combs can be located in different parts of the house – kitties are always on the move.
Tips of the teeth are not too sharp, will not irritate skin.
Some may prefer a comb type handle rather than this one which fits into the palm of the hand.
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Designed to be used on cats and kittens.
This product has metal teeth which are packed tightly together to assist with picking up the fleas.
It has an ergonomic design for ease of use.
The cushioned handle is non slip and easy to grip.
The length is about 7 inches and the teeth area is about 2 inches x 1 inch.
This product has an easy to grip, non slip rubber handle.
There are 70 stainless steel teeth or pins and they are spaced closely together to aid picking up fleas.
The comb removes, fleas, flea eggs and debris.
This comb is suitable for cats and dogs
The comb that comes out on top is the Safari flea comb with the double row of teeth.
It is a simple but ingenious design that doubles the chances of trapping the fleas between the teeth of the comb.
The comb is suitable for cats and dogs and is recommended by professional groomers.
The Hertzko tool is also a contender for the top spot as it is both a detangler and a flea comb.
It is a double sided comb, one side for detangling and one side for fleas and the teeth are rounded to be kind to your cat’s skin.
Both of these combs are very good.
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