The 6 Best Flea Drops for Cats

With the onset of heat the parasites wake up outside. A cat is a pet, but insects can easily get on it. They can be brought on shoes, clothing or a bag. Mites, fleas and worms are the most common. So to keep our dear felines safe, we’ve put together a ranking of the best drops for fleas and other parasites. Their advantage over tablets and sprays is that they are easy to apply and have a wide range of capabilities against parasites. All are applied to the cat’s withers – be sure to apply to the skin, not the fur. Keep in mind that the cat must not lick them off, or they may be poisoned. The ranking includes preparations with different recommendations and effects on parasites.

Rating the best flea drops for cats

Nominationplaceproduct nameprice
Rating of the best flea drops for cats1MSD Animal Health Bravecto Spot On, 1 pipette1 194€
2Zoetis Stronghold, 3 pipettes1 464€
3Merial Frontline Combo, 1 dropper411€
4Ceva Vectra Felice, 3 pipettes1 030€
5Inspector, 1 pipette503€
6Rolf Club, 1 pipette184€

MSD Animal Health Bravecto Spot On, 1 pipette

Rating: 4.9

MSD Animal Health Bravecto Spot On for fleas and ticks, 1 dropper

The product is native to the United States. On the market for many years, and has established itself as one of the best products for cats. Narrowly targeted drops, fight only ticks and fleas. Therefore the product can not be used to protect against internal parasites. Applied on the withers. Use to kill adult fleas and their larvae. The agent is also effective against ixodid (or encephalitis) mites. Fleas die 12 hours after application, ticks die 48 hours later.

We recommend this treatment for flea dermatitis. Bravecto causes paralysis in insects and, consequently, death. The drug belongs to the category of “low-hazard”: it has a minimal number of side effects, the drug does not affect the animal’s body systems.

Applies to cats that are at least 11 weeks old and weigh at least 1.2 kg. Cannot be used on animals when they are weak or ill. But it is acceptable to use the drops during pregnancy or lactation. According to our tests, they last two to three months. Depends on the characteristics of the cat. Do not use again for more than eight weeks. Do not bathe the animal for the next three days after treatment. Main feature: effective against fleas that have acquired immunity to other medications.


  • Safe.
  • Effective.
  • Against fleas with immunity.
  • For pregnant cats.


  • High price.
  • Flammable.
  • Only for external parasites.

Zoetis Stronghold against fleas and helminthes, 3 pipettes

Rating: 4.8

Zoetis Stronghold against fleas and helminthes, 3 pipettes

Universal tool for most types of parasites. We added it to the rating because of the extensive possibilities for protecting the cat. It is designed to control fleas, different types of ticks and roundworms. Thus, if you treat your cat once, you will get effective prophylaxis against all kinds of parasites. For each type of insect it is necessary to remember some peculiarities of application of the preparation. With fleas Stronghold works on different stages of development – from egg to adult. It is recommended to use the drops a month before the start of the season to protect the animal as much as possible. A single use of the product is sufficient for the treatment of earworms. After the first application the efficiency of the drug reaches 94%, after the second application – 100%.

Flea drops can be used from six weeks of age. They are as safe as possible, the occurrence of side effects is only possible if the drug enters the cat. In order to harm an animal, the dose must be exceeded tenfold. In cats, the maximum effect of Stronghold comes after one day. Apply only to dry coats. It is advisable not to touch the cat for 24 hours, but you can wash it after two hours.


  • Price-performance ratio.
  • Safety.
  • Broad range of uses.


  • Flammable.
  • Does not always work with worms.
  • Seldom a slight allergy occurs.
  • Inconvenient dropper.

Merial Frontline Combo for fleas and ticks, 1 pipette

Rating: 4.7

Merial Frontline Combo for fleas and ticks, 1 dropper

French cat drops for fleas and ticks. Their action is based on destroying the nerve connections of the insect. So it loses the ability to reproduce and dies. The action of Frontline Combo covers two types of ticks (ixodes and hellebores), fleas, lice and lice. The preparation completely spreads over the body within 24 hours, during this time it is not recommended to touch the cat. Full effect begins on the third day after application.

The product is classified as “low hazard. Mild irritation after contact with the eyes. If there is no special reaction to the constituent components of the substance, allergy is not a side effect. In the case of irritation, it is enough to wash off the drops and give the pet an antihistamine.

For use on kittens at least eight weeks old. Do not use other products together with Frontline Combo, and do not treat animals with weakened immune system. The pet should not be bathed for 48 hours after application. Protection against ticks – 21 days, against fleas – 1.5 months. After this period it is necessary to repeat the treatment.

Advantages of

  • Safety.
  • Reasonable price.
  • Effective action.


  • Long distribution time in the body.
  • Possible allergies.

Ceva Vectra Felice, 3 pipettes

Rating: 4.6

Ceva Vectra Felice against fleas, 3 pipettes

French flea repellent. In the process of writing the rating, we learned that it is often misused. Because they think it helps against ticks too. But the instructions clearly state that the action only applies to fleas. On the market, Vectra Felice is the best narrowly targeted flea medicine, comes in the form of drops. For cats up to 10 kg. In addition to good protection, the company also took care to use a handy applicator. It does not harm the cat’s skin and allows a clear calculation of the required dose of the product.

The drops can be used for kittens from the age of six weeks. The only additional condition: The weight must not be less than 600 g. For lactating and pregnant cats, the drug is recommended only under the supervision of a doctor. The product is safe and does not cause allergies, it practically does not get into the blood. All of its elements remain on the bulbs of the coat. So it does no harm and successfully fights parasites.

In case there are too many fleas, re-treatment is carried out after two weeks. The maximum duration of effect – three months. If you have two or more pets, it is better to treat them together (but put them in separate rooms, so they don’t lick it off each other). The first signs of the drug’s activity come within five minutes.


  • Rapid action.
  • Nice price.
  • Maximum protection against fleas.
  • Convenient pipette.


  • No protection against other insects.

against fleas, ticks and worms, 1 pipette

Rating: 4.5

Against fleas, ticks and helminthes, 1 dropper

Universal insect repellent, developed in Russia together with Germany. The list includes 14 species of external and internal parasites. Among them – heartworms and ixodid mites. Percentage of successful getting rid of unwanted guests from 97 to 100%. The action of the drug damages the nerve endings and systems of the insects, leading to their death. No breed restriction: the remedy is applicable to any cat who is not allergic to the drug components. But remember that the product is classified as moderately dangerous, and consult your veterinarian before using it.

To treat a kitten, the minimum age should be seven weeks and the weight should be 1 kg. Treatment of pregnant and nursing cats is possible only with the permission of the veterinarian. The drug is used for both treatment and prevention. After application, you can not wash the cat for four days. It is important to study the instructions: for each insect is prescribed a different dosage and timing of the Inspector. For example, to effectively prevent fleas and ticks it is sufficient to treat the cat once every 12 weeks. Ear infestation is eliminated in one application, and can be repeated in a month if necessary. Occasionally the Inspector causes redness and mild judgment, in which case they will pass on their own. Due to the toxicity of the drops, it is not recommended to use them as a basic worming treatment.


  • Powerful medicine.
  • Universal formula.
  • Wide range of action.
  • Pleasant price


  • Possible allergy.
  • Food reluctance is possible.
  • Inconvenient pipette.

Rolf Club against fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, 1 dropper

Rating: 4.4

Rolf Club against fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, 1 pipette

German remedy for external insects. Rolf is designed for external use only. With its action, it affects nine species of parasites such as fleas, lice, wood lice, mites, mosquitoes and midges. Both larvae and adults are affected. Therefore, it can be used both as a complete treatment and as a prevention. The remedy works even before the insects bite. The preparation does not get into the cat’s bloodstream, it accumulates on the epidermis (the upper layer of skin) and the sebaceous glands. Thus, it is the safest for a cat. Rolf Club – moderately dangerous substance, it does not irritate the skin, but can cause slight inflammation if it gets into the eyes. Not toxic for cats, but deadly for rabbits, fish and bees.

The drops are recommended for kittens 12 weeks of age and older. It is contraindicated in sick and convalescing animals. For pregnant and lactating cats the product is also prohibited for use. After application, the death of the insects comes after two hours. The action lasts for the following periods: protection against ticks – one month, against fleas – two months, against mosquitoes – seven days. For the destruction of the ixodid tick it is necessary to drop a drop of the product on it and on the place of attachment, and in half an hour it will disappear on its own. The cat can only be touched and bathed after 48 hours.


  • Rapid effect.
  • Good price.
  • Long life span.
  • Broad spectrum of killing.


  • Toxic to other animals.
  • May cause side effects if in contact with mucous membranes.
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