Wondercide solutions like Flea & Tick Pets + Home, are plant-powered and safe to use around your home, children, and pets when used as directed. However, cats are naturally more sensitive animals, so it's important to go slow and help them get used to Wondercide. Start by spraying Flea & Tick Pets + Home inside the home, on your cats bedding for instance. Give them some time to get used to the scent. Afterwards, do a spot test (same with dogs): apply a small amount of spray to the neck between the shoulder blades, then observe for signs of cat sensitivity. Here's what you should look for, and what to do if your cat shows signs of sensitivity.
What are the signs of cat sensitivity?
Cats are naturally more sensitive than dogs. When a cat has a "sensitivity" to Flea & Tick Control Pets + Home or any other Wondercide product, this does not mean your cat has been poisoned or exposed to toxins.
Instead, "sensitivity" often means a stress-related or gastrointestinal (GI) response. A stress-related response could be due to the anxiety of being sprayed or being exposed to a new, stronger scent. A GI response could occur if a cat licks product when grooming themselves. The most common response in sensitive cats is excessive salivation. Other signs include decreased energy or appetite, runny stool or vomiting, and red eyes.
These symptoms could also be signs of over-applying—spraying the cat with too much product, which creates a stronger scent in the environment and may increase stress. If you find it necessary to use heavy doses or require frequent applications in order to keep fleas or ticks off your cat, this could indicate a pest infestation. In these cases, we strongly recommend treating the environment to eliminate pests in your home or lawn. Because the flea life cycle is four stages, 95% of fleas in an area are invisible to the human eye!
What if my cat shows signs of sensitivity?
Immediately stop spraying Flea & Tick Pets + Home and any other products on your cats. Bathe your cat with cool water to wash away the product. Your cat should return to normal behaviors within 24–48 hours. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your veterinarian. Continued symptoms could indicate other health issues, which may have surfaced if there was a stress response.
What should you do to eliminate pests if your cat has sensitivities and you do not want to use Flea & Tick Pets + Home on them?
Use Flea & Tick Pets + Home in your home daily until you don't see fleas, then every few weeks to maintain results. Use Flea & Tick Yard + Garden outside to eliminate the root of the pest problem (bugs originate outside, after all). Do two full applications outside within a few days, then monthly to maintain results.