What Is The Best Flea Spray For Cats?

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The best flea spray for cats must a) work quickly, b) be easy to apply and c) be good value.

We give you the information you need to help you choose the cat flea spray that is best for you and your cat.

Flea Sprays For Cats – Active Ingredients In Each Flea Spray
1. Adams Plus Flea and Tick SprayEtofenprox 0.50%, (S)-Methoprene 0.27%, Piperonyl Butoxide 1.75%, OTHER INGREDIENTS 97.48%
2. Vet’s Best Gentle Mist Flea & Tick Spray Active Ingredients: Peppermint Oil 0.20%, Eugenol 0.46%, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 1.78%. Inert Ingredients: Water, Sodium Benzoate(preservative widely used in foods).    
3. Advantage Flea and Tick Spray for Cats0.150% Pyrethrins, 0.300% Piperonyl Butoxide, 0.479% MGK 264 Insecticide Synergist
4. PetArmor Flea and Tick Spray Active ingredients: Pyriproxyfen, Pyrethins, Piperonyl Butoxide & MGK 264.
5. Natural Care – Flea & Tick Spray Active Ingredients: Peppermint Oil 0.2%, Eugenol (Clove Extract) 0.46%, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Plant Derived) 1.78%, Inert Ingredients (Water, Sodium Benzoate)* 97.56%
6.Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray Cedarwood Oil 10%, Soybean Oil 10%; Inactive Ingredients.80%, Mineral Oil, Silica Hydrate, Isopropyl Myristate, DE

Flea Spray For Cats

1. Adams Plus Flea and Tick Spray

Flea & Tick Spray For Dogs and Cats

This flea spray for cats gives cats quick relief from fleas.

The spray contains an insect growth regulator which breaks the life cycle of fleas for up to two months.

This is not a natural product and like any chemically formulated flea product it is important to read the safety precautions outlined before use.

It is safe for cats or kittens over 12 weeks and as a bonus the product is also suitable for dogs and puppies over 10 weeks old.  Double duty if you are a cat and dog household.

It kills flea eggs, adult fleas, flea larvae and ticks and only needs to be applied once per month.

How To Use The Cat Flea Spray – It can be sprayed directly onto the cat, taking care to avoid the eye area. When spraying directly onto the cat, cover the cat’s eyes with your hand. This is to avoid any unforeseen overspray. Start spraying at the neck area. Ruffle the coat and spray against the natural lay of the hair.
Further instructions are given here (scroll right down the page until you get to Important Information).

The spray can also be applied to a brush or comb and then applied to the cat if this will be easier for you.

As this is full strength preventative, it is recommended to not combine this with other flea preventative measures.  If in doubt about using this cat flea spray contact your vet.

Once the liquid is dry, it is quite okay for family members to have normal contact with the cat.


This cat flea spray even works well in very hot humid areas.


This cat flea spray can only be used on cats or kittens over 12 weeks old.

The spray has a strong smell.

Specifications Of Adams Plus Flea and Tick Spray

This is a spray product. Ingredients include Etofenprox 0.50%, (S)-Methoprene 0.27%, Piperonyl Butoxide 1.75%, OTHER INGREDIENTS 97.48%.

Keep this product in its original container when not being used. Store the spray in a cool, dry (locked if possible) area, that cannot be accessed by children or animals.

2. Vet’s Best gentle Mist Flea & Tick Spray

 Flea and Tick Gentle-Mist Spray for Cats

Cats need to be 12 weeks or older to safely use this cat flea spray.

This flea spray is a natural formula free from chemicals.  The active ingredients are Peppermint and Eugenol from cloves.

The flea spray doesn’t have an overpowering smell although there is a smell of cloves and peppermint when first applied.

It works by killing fleas, flea eggs and ticks on contact and it also repels mosquitoes. 

Keep in mind that this product will need to be reapplied to be continuously successful. The spray can be reapplied, including on  floors and fabric allowing 2-4 hours between applications. It is suitable to be used on the cat’s bedding, cat furniture, rugs, pillows and outdoor surfaces. 

This cat flea spray is fine to use inside and outside the house.  Shake the spray well, before use and as a precautionary measure do not use on or near fine furniture.

The spray is plant based and is safe to use around children when it is used as the manufacturer indicates. 

To use, lightly spray directly onto the cat, avoiding the head and eye area. Massage into the coat and let coat dry before allowing cat to groom.

Don’t forget the nooks and crannies, like the armpits and in between the toes.


The cat flea spray has no added perfumes.

It is a plant based product.

The mist action spray is easy to control and the container will still spray when being held upside down.


The cat flea spray does need to be reapplied frequently for ongoing control.

Cats need to be 12 weeks or older to safely use this product.

Specifications Of Vet’s Best Gentle Mist Flea & Tick Spray

This is a spray product described as a gentle mist. There is no added fragrance. It is made in the USA. It is a non staining formula.

cat having cat flea spray applied
Hold still kitty! Nearly done!

Flea collars for cats start to repel and kill fleas within 24 hours. Flea collars can last up to 9 months.

3. Advantage Flea and Tick treatment Spray for Cats

 Flea and Tick Treatment Spray for Cats, 8 oz

This cat flea treatment spray is to be used on cats older than 7 months.

This cat flea spray kills and repels fleas, ticks and lice. It also aids in the control of flea bite dermatitis by killing fleas.

The spray needs to be reapplied as necessary and can be reapplied every 7 days for an adult cat and every 14 days for a kitten.

Note the difference between using a cat flea spray as opposed to a flea collar or flea drops, a Seresto Flea Collar (lasts 8 months) or Advantage Topical Drops (lasts 30 days) for flea treatment and prevention.

The Product Description outlines any precautions that should be taken.

The product description also outlines in detail how to apply the product to an adult cat and how to apply the product to a kitten.

Scroll down the page find the Product description.


This cat flea treatment spray can also be used on cat bedding and soft furnishings as well as carpets and cat trees.


The sprayer/nozzle on the can, can cause problems. It needs to be depressed firmly.

The smell of this flea treatment is divisive – some cat owners find the smell very strong and others do not.

Specifications Of Advantage Flea and Tick treatment Spray for Cats

This cat flea treatment is a misting spray. The weight is 8oz.

4. petArmor Flea and Tick Spray

Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs and Cats

Your cat must be over 12 weeks old to use this flea and tick spray.

This flea spray should not be used in conjunction with other flea treatments as it is a pesticide. The spray protects from fleas for 30 days and it works for both outdoor and indoor cats.

How to apply this flea and tick spray:

1.Wear gloves. Ruffle the coat of the cat, while at the same time spraying from neck to tail at a distance of 8 – 12 inches from the cat.

2.Thoroughly wet the coat.

3.For the head and facial area, spray a little on your glove and rub on, avoiding the eyes.

4.Also avoid genitals.

5.Once the cat has been sprayed give him a good rub all over to ensure that the product is distributed well, right down to the skin is possible.

6.Allow to dry or if kitty will cooperate use a blow dryer to hasten the job.

7.Once the product is dry, it is okay for the cat to groom in the usual way.

Read the safety information on this page. Scroll down the page until you reach the heading Important Information.


The flea spray can be reapplied after 14 days if necessary.


Your cat must be over 12 weeks of age to safely use this cat and flea spray.

Specifications Of petArmor Flea and Tick Spray

This is a flea treatment is spray product in a plastic bottle with a trigger action nozzle. The volume is 16 floz. It can be used on cats over 12 weeks.

Also not to be used on cats that are nursing, that may be taking other medications are senior or otherwise debilitated. Check with your vet first.

5. Natural Care – Flea & Tick Spray

Natural Care Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs and Cats

This flea and tick spray can be used on cats over 12 weeks of age. The spray can also be used on blankets and pet bedding.

This is a natural product using plant extracts which kills fleas, flea eggs and ticks on contact. It also repels mosquitoes.

It is made in the USA and safe to use around the family.  As this is a natural product it will need to be reapplied more often than a chemically based option. 

Don’t let the cat ingest the wet spray and let the coat dry before grooming. If necessary the spray can be reapplied leaving 2.5 hours before repeating. The total dose should not exceed twice in a 24 hour period.

You can spray the treatment directly onto the cat, completely avoiding the face, eyes, nose, mouth and genitals.

Massage until the spray reaches the skin. A fine mist is all that is necessary.


This flea treatment is a natural formula using plant extracts.

The spray is non staining.


Some people have had difficulty opening the container. This is how to open: The gray cap is turned to the left, then press down to dispense and turn back to the right when finished.

Have you given your cat a shampoo to get rid of fleas?  It works.  Read the best way to give your cat a de flea shampoo.

6. Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray

Cedarcide Repel & Kill Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Mites, Ants & Chiggers

This biting insect spray can be used on kittens and adult cats. Note: the cedar smell may be too strong for kittens.

This another chemical free, plant derived flea spray which uses natural cedar wood oil. As expected, many people love the cedar smell. The smell does fade over time even if it seems a bit strong in the beginning.

This popular spray kills and repels fleas, mosquitoes, bed bugs and mites. Spray and massage into coat.

It is an oil so may seem oily at first but then dissipates. As it is an oil always do a spot test

The spray can be applied whenever necessary (every 4 or 5 days) however with the initial application a light spray is recommended to test how the cat reacts to the product.

This product can be sprayed onto bedding or furniture.  

It can also be used on the clothing and skin of people before going outside.  To apply to the facial area, spray onto hands and then lightly apply to the face.


Need to reapply this flea spray frequently to keep fleas away.


Some cats and kittens may find the smell of Cedar too strong.

Specifications Of Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray

One question the manufacturer is often asked is – is Cedar Oil toxic to cats? Here is their reply.

A flea tablet or pill for cats is normally a one off treatment that effectively treats a flea infestation and works quickly.

How To Apply Flea Spray To Your Cat

  1. Spray onto a washcloth or cotton ball and rub the flea treatment into your cat’s fur around the head area, taking care to avoid the eye area.
  2. Fluff up or ruffle the coat when applying the spray to other parts of the body. Spray against the natural fur growth to ensure that the product is reaching the skin – after all this is where the fleas are heading.
  3. It may help to have another person holding the cat, if the cat is not used to spray being applied. It can be difficult to both control the cat and apply the spray.  
  4. Make sure the entire body is covered. The fur should be fairly wet.

5. Let the product dry before allowing the cat to lick the fur or groom. Not all that easy to do!

You could use a cone collar like the one below.

The cat may be put out but you will be confident knowing that no surreptitious licks are going to take place.

Plus, they look kinda cute, not draconian.

The collar shown is adjustable for different sizes.

Why Use Flea Spray For Cats?

A cat flea spray will work immediately.

If you are about to venture into flea territory and your cat has no other flea protection, a flea spray is a quick way to ensure protection.

Sprays are inexpensive.

Sprays are easy to apply.

Is Cat Flea Spray Better Than Flea Drops?

A cat flea spray will give fast and quick relief for your scratching cat. Some flea sprays are effective for 30 days and some need to be reapplied daily.  

This is largely because the longer lasting sprays will have a chemical base whereas the sprays that can be used continuously will often have a plant base.

Flea Drops give protection for a month at a time. Personally I find the flea drops are very easy to apply, easier than a spray but sometimes a spray suits the need, at the time.

Flea spray is the perfect convenience product to have at hand in the event that you notice a flea problem and you want to take immediate action.

In this case, I would recommend Adams Flea Spray.

Tips For Using Cat Flea Spray

  1. Part the fur.  Look for the black or reddish color specks that indicate fleas.
  2. Hold the flea spray approximately 3 inches (or as per manufacturer’s instructions0 from the cat and spray thoroughly to soak the area. Ruffle the coat as spraying to ensure the spray has contact with the skin.
  3. Use a cat flea comb to comb through the fur.
  4. Use a flea spray for the home to kill the eggs and larvae that you can’t see.
Do you think it’s like hair spray dear?
Flea and Tick Spray for Cats and Dogs,

Adams Topical Flea & Tick Spray for Dogs & Cats

Works well, even in humid areas

Easy to apply – avoid the eye area

Inexpensive and works quickly

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