|A recent post on Steve Dale’s Pet World blog says that cats in the northern U.S. carry more fleas in the fall, before the first frost, than in the spring and summer. This is surprising for most of us, who think spring and summer are peak flea time. But in the fall, cats’ coats are getting thicker (and harder to groom), there’s more moisture (which fleas like), and many people stop using flea control products.
In the southern U.S., peak season seems to be January and February. Stay vigilant and keep up with your favorite flea control regimen all year round, and your pet will be flea-free.
Cat expert and animal communicator JaneA Kelley is the webmaster and chief cat slave for Paws and Effect, a weekly cat advice column by cats, for cats and their people.
October 26th, 2011