flea spray for cats

How To Find The Best Flea Spray For Cats


A cat flea spray is a fast acting product and it is useful when an infestation is noticed and you want to take action immediately for the cat’s comfort. 

It typically may be a product that you use in conjunction with other flea products however many cat owners are happy with the results of a flea spray and choose a spray in favor of other methods of flea eradication.

Whatever your choice, it is a useful product to have waiting in the wings when fleas are suddenly noticed and that is indeed, what often does happen.

A spray does work quickly and effectively, so if you want those fleas gone now, it is a good choice.

Why Use  Flea Spray For Cats?

  • A cat flea spray will work immediately so 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 can also be used as an addition to normal flea treatment if you notice that fleas are persisting with other treatments.

  • Sprays are inexpensive.

  • Sprays are easy to apply - I hope the kitty is reading this!

Is Cat Flea Spray Better Than Drops?

Cat flea spray is another choice in the arsenal of flea products available to cat owners.  A spray will give a fast and quick relief for your scratching cat. You will need to keep applying the spray whenever you see fleas and that could be daily. 

Flea Drops give protection for a month at a time so the drops last longer, there is no question about that.

The spray however is the perfect convenience product to have at hand in the event that you notice  your cat has fleas and you want to take immediate action.

Drops work exceptionally well and they only need to be applied once a month as stated above. The spray can be a good complementary treatment for the drops although many cat owners only use spray or powder or shampoo.

It is all about what works best for your kitty.

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How To Use Flea Spray On Your Cat

  • Put on a pair of disposable latex gloves
  • Spray the product onto the glove and rub the product into your cat’s fur around the head area, taking care to avoid the eye area. Alternatively spray the product onto a washcloth or cotton ball and apply.
  • Fluff up or ruffle the coat when applying the spray to other parts of the body.
  • It may help to have another person holding the cat if the cat is not used to spray being applied as it can be difficult to both control the cat and apply the spray.  
  • Make sure the entire body is covered and that the fur should be fairly wet.

Watch the video below for further instructions.

Top Five Flea Sprays Reviewed

Adams Plus Flea and Tick Spray for Cats and Dogs

Adams Plus Flea and Tick Spray for Cats and Dogs, 32 OzAdams Plus Flea and Tick Spray for Cats and Dogs, 32 Oz

The spray kills flea eggs, adult fleas, flea larvae and ticks. It gives quick relief from fleas.
It breaks the life cycle of fleas for up to two months.
If you live in a mosquito prone area a bonus is that this product will also repel mosquitos.

To use – spray into small container, dip fingertips or gloved hands into the product and gently apply to the cat’s fur or apply to a face cloth and rub into cat’s fur. This makes it easier to apply to face area.
The spray can also be applied to a brush or comb which is a bonus for long haired cats.

Pros
It can be used for cats and dogs, so this is a double use product.
Any eggs and larvae sprayed with this product will not grow into adults
It is easy to apply, for example before the cat goes outside and it works in a hot and humid climate.

Cons
It has a strong smell initially which dissipates but be prepared.
Can make cat’s fur greasy, (although this is a negative the fact that the product worked actually made the greasiness a lesser issue).

Vet's Best Natural Flea and Tick Home Spray for Cats

New for Cats Vet's Best Natural Flea and Tick Home Spray, 32 oz, USA MadeCats Vet’s Best Natural Flea and Tick Home Spray, 32 oz, USA Made

This product is a natural formula, is plant based and safe to use around children. It is non-staining.
Kills fleas, flea eggs and ticks by contact.
Can be sprayed directly on cats older than 12 weeks.
It hasn’t got an overpowering smell although there is a smell of cloves and peppermint at first.
Pros
It can be used on your cat’s bedding, cat furniture rugs, pillows etc
It can be used indoors and outdoors’
The fine misting spray covers a decent area
It is made in the USA.
Cons
Some cats don’t like being sprayed – try spraying product onto washcloth and rubbing into fur, rather than spraying directly on the cat.
It does not kill flea eggs, other than by direct contact- more suited to flea maintenance.

Frontline Flea and Tick Treatment Cat/Dog Spray

Frontline Flea and Tick Treatment Dog/Cat Spray, 8-1/2-OunceFrontline Flea and Tick Treatment Dog/Cat Spray, 8-1/2-Ounce

It is suitable for cats and dogs. Cats must be at least over 8 weeks old however read the packaging instructions as some Frontline products can be used on kittens.
It kills fleas and ticks and helps to prevent reinfestation.
The pump has two settings, a mist spray or a stream and it can be applied directly to pets.
Pros
It can be used as a spot spray on ticks.
Handy Tip – Place a plastic bag over hand when applying the product. When removing turn inside out and dispose of fleas and bag.
Cons
Long or dense coats might require more product.
It has a strong smell.

Dr. GreenPet All Natural Flea Control

Dr. GreenPet All Natural Flea Control, Flea & Tick Prevention for Dogs & Cats - 32oz SprayDr. GreenPet All Natural Flea Control, Flea & Tick Prevention for Dogs & Cats – 32oz Spray

This spray is 100% natural ingredients and has a nice scent.
It kills and repels flea and ticks and is made in USA.
It can be used around the home however do a color fast test first.
The ingredients are a blend of pure peppermint, clove, cinnamon, and cedar oils.

Pros
It is an excellent alternative to chemical solutions for treating ticks and fleas
It can be used on dogs and cats.
Cons
If you are venturing deep into the woods this formula may not be enough to deter ticks.

Dr Mercola Flea and Tick Defense

Dr Mercola Flea and Tick Defense - 1 Spray Bottle (8 fl. oz.) - With Essential Oils - Natural Flea and Tick Protection for Pets - Premium Healthy Pet ProductsDr Mercola Flea and Tick Defense – 1 Spray Bottle (8 fl. oz.) – With Essential Oils – Natural Flea and Tick Protection for Pets – Premium Healthy Pet Products

This product does triple duty, safe for cats, dogs and horses.
It contains no harsh chemicals.
It contains a blend of lemongrass, cinnamon, sesame and castor oils.

Pros
Not only safe for pets but also other members of the family as there are no harsh chemicals.
The product is not greasy
Spritz on the hand and rub into the cat’s fur
Very good alternative to chemical based products particularly if your cat has reactions to the chemicals in some products.

Recommendations

We recommend  Adams Plus for fast acting results and because it kills flea eggs, adult fleas, flea larvae and ticks. It gives quick relief from fleas and breaks the life cycle of fleas for up to two months.  It will also repel mosquitos.

If you are particularly wanting a natural alternative to use for your kitty,  Vet's Best and Dr Mercola also perform very well and have an established reputation for quality products.