The date was getting near to the end of May and for my cat, that means only one thing; her annual check up at the vets. Not too dissimilar to the servicing of your car, it was just a quick look around to check she was okay. The day came, so i made her presentable, put her in a box, and drove her to the vets.
Whilst sitting in the waiting room, I noticed something on my cat I really should have spotted at home. A flea was dodging in and out her fur towards the lower part of her back. “Of all the times”, I thought! As the receptionist called me into the surgery, I knew the first thing my vet would say to me, “your cat has fleas”. He took a quick look round, and that is exactly what he said! Thankfully everything else was fine.
The vet recommended I treat the infestation as soon as possible and advised I use a treatment called Frontline Spot On. Most of the Frontline range is for dogs, but one of their “Spot On” products is formulated especially for cats.
Frontline for Cats comes in a small green box which contains a number of pipettes. You have a choice of either three or six pipettes and although the three pack is cheaper, the six pack comes out much cheaper per pipette.
As the vet was trying to tempt me to buying the Frontline he had behind his counter, I opted to look elsewhere, knowing full well that buying anything from the vets is seldom the cheapest option. I paid the vet bill, got home and looked online.
Looking around the various websites, I found quite a few bargains. Comparison sites are always a good place to look and it was on one of these sites I found the cheapest Frontline available. A bargain and half the price the vet was selling it at.
Four days later the package came through the letterbox. Today was flea treatment day for my cat and I think she knew it! Reading the instructions, the application of treatment looked fairly simple. Just a spot of treatment to the back of the neck and it's all done.
I took one of the pipettes our, snipped the top off and exposed a small area of fur just above her collar at the back of her neck. I squeezed all the contents onto the exposed area, making sure, as the instructions state, not to get any onto her fur. This I found a little impossible as my cat wriggled around manically, probably as a consequence of the cold liquid bringing an unpleasant feeling to her neck. Squirting any liquid onto a cat is usually a no, no and this was certainly no exception!
I let him go and in no time at all he fled out the cat flap. I didn't see her for a full week after but she did come in for food eventually. Covering the cat flap, I ushered her into the living room to check if the treatment worked. It certainly did. I took a good look and found no fleas! The Frontline worked a treat and I'm sure my cat is feeling much better for it.