One of the most convenient and effective treatments you can give to your pets on a regular basis is for fleas, ticks and other critters. All the topicals are applied to the scruff of the neck (between the shoulder blades). At Nutmeg, we use the following for cats:

Revoluton for cats & kittens: Kills fleas, roundworms, hookworms, ear mites, and is a preventative for heartworm.

Profender for cats & kittens: Kills tapeworm, roundworm and hookworm.

We also use a product called Capstar on an as-needed basis in order for us to perform surgery as soon as possible. Capstar kills live fleas on either a cat or dog within 30 minutes of administering the pill and lasts 24 hours. Each pill is $5, and the dosage is dependent on your pet's weight. It is given automatically if live fleas are seen crawling on your pet. There are no complications if you wish to use a 30-day topical treatment along with Capstar.

A comparison of flea/tick products on the market