Cheristin for Cats
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Topical flea treatment and prevention designed just for cats
Long-lasting treatment protects against fleas through 6 weeks
One-size-fits-all for all cats and kittens over 1.8 lbs and 8 weeks old
Rounded tip applicator for comfortable, easy application
Starts killing fleas in only 30 minutes and kills 98-100% of fleas in 12 hours in a controlled study

Cheristin for Cats

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At a Glance
Topical flea treatment and prevention designed just for cats
Long-lasting treatment protects against fleas through 6 weeks
One-size-fits-all for all cats and kittens over 1.8 lbs and 8 weeks old
Rounded tip applicator for comfortable, easy application
Starts killing fleas in only 30 minutes and kills 98-100% of fleas in 12 hours in a controlled study

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Cheristin for Cats is topical flea treatment and prevention designed specifically for cats. Cheristin's fast-acting and long- lasting formula starts killing fleas in only 30 minutes and protects against fleas through 6 weeks. It's non-greasy, quick- drying liquid formula is easy and comfortable to apply using a rounded tip applicator. Cheristin comes in one dose size for all cats and kittens over 1.8 lbs and 8 weeks old, making it great for families with multiple cats. One full tube of Cheristin is applied to each cat, every month for year round protection from fleas. Cheristin is recommended by veterinarians, but available without a prescription. Use as directed by label.


Cheristin FAQ's

What is Cheristin?

Cheristin for cats (spinetoram) is a topical flea protection that is specifically designed for cats. While monthly application is recommended, it starts killing fleas in just 30 minutes and protects your cat for up to 6 weeks.

How long does it take for Cheristin to work?

Cheristin starts killing fleas in just 30 minutes to provide quick relief for your cat. In a controlled study, it killed 98-100% of fleas within 12 hours. (1)

How long does Cheristin last?

While monthly application is recommended, a single dose of Cheristin kills adult fleas for up to 6 weeks.

What type of parasites does Cheristin kill?

Cheristin kills fleas. Its active ingredient, spinetoram, starts killing fleas in just 30 minutes and remains effective for up to 6 weeks to keep your cat protected from fleas, although monthly application is recommended.

Do I need a prescription for Cheristin?

No. Cheristin is available online and at retail outlets without a prescription.

Can Cheristin be administered to large and small cats?

Cheristin is a low-volume, one-size-fits-all solution for cats and kittens 8 weeks of age or older and 1.8 pounds or greater, which makes it ideal for families with multiple cats.

Does seeing fleas on my cat mean that Cheristin isn't working?

Not at all. Cheristin kills adult fleas in 30 minutes after contact. If you see fleas on your cat, they are most likely new adult fleas that will die very quickly.

If there are any fleas in your cat's environment, it can take weeks or even months for flea larvae to emerge and grow into adults. Cheristin kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs, breaking the flea lifecycle.

All cats in the household should be treated with an approved flea protection product to minimize the likelihood of flea re- infestation. It may also be necessary to apply an approved flea treatment product to your carpet and furniture in an attempt to remove the presence of fleas in your cat's environment. Low-volume dosage is one-size-fits-all for cats or kittens 8 weeks of age and older that weigh 1.8 pounds or greater.

Maintain consistent monthly application of Cheristin to provide continual flea protection for your cat and prevent future infestations.

1) Elanco Animal Health. Data on file.
  • Elanco Animal Health Brand
  • Flea & Tick Pharmacy
  • Elanco Animal Health Manufacturer
  • Cat Pet Type

Does Cheristin for Cats Work?
Answer

Yes, Cheristin for Cats does work. Cheristin can neutralize the flea within half an hour. It is the best in providing instant respite to your cat. In a conservative analysis, the study shows that Cheristin helps in killing 95-100% of fleas under 12 hours.

Does Cheristin for Cats Kill Ear Mites?
Answer

Yes, the Ear Mites also get neutralized By Cheristin for Cats. Cheristin is a licensed product. You can use Cheristin for controlling ticks and fleas. But a single dose also helps in killing ear mites. You need to regularly use Cheristin, to protect your cat against ear mites. Cheristin for Cats is a product that offers versatility. It is not limited to only flea killing before they lay eggs. But also better in providing an extra six in one security against hookworms, roundworms, ticks, and ear mites.

Do You Need a Prescription for Cheristin for Cats?
Answer

No, you would not require a Prescription for Cheristin for Cats. You can buy Cheristin online. You can also get it in the retail stores, and no one demands the prescription.

What Is the Strongest Flea Treatment for Cats?
Answer

The Strongest Flea Treatment is Cheristin for Cats. The vets recommend Cheristin. It can be applied directly to the body of your cat to protect against fleas. It is the best for effective treatment. The formula is long-long lasting and quick as you will notice fleas getting neutralized in half an hour. It provides relief to your cat for the next six weeks. Cheristin for Cat is an instant-drying liquid solution, non-greasy, and convenient to administer with the help of a circular tip applicator. It is available in a single dose for almost all kittens and cats more than 1.8 lbs and two months old. Cheristin is the best formula for families having many cats.

Is Cheristin Better Than Advantage?
Answer

The benefit of Advantage is it kills larvae and fleas very fast and provides instant relief to both your cats and dogs. Pyriproxyfen and Imidacloprid are the active ingredients of Advantage. In contrast with the flea protection tablets, it only takes half an hour for Cheristin to come into action and kill the fleas. The formula is designed especially for cats only, and to get rid of fleas 100 percent, Cheristin takes about half a day. Both Cheristin and Advantage have their benefits. Cheristin can be helpful for the kitten that weighs as low as 1.8 pounds to 2 months old. Advantage is best on cats that are more than eight weeks old.

Can Cheristin Make Cats Sick?
Answer

No, Cheristin will not make your cat sick. The presence of spinetoram as an active ingredient in Cheristin helps in killing fleas on your cat. It ensures safety to kittens more than two months old and also to kittens weighing 1.8 pounds. It is the best formula that protects your cat against fleas for the next four to six weeks. However, you are required to monitor your cat post applying Cheristin. There may be few side effects that are noticeable such as your cat's hair can become clumpy and greasy, or even she can have hair loss. Other side effects include vomiting and inactiveness, itching, inflammation, and redness.

Do Fleas Have to Bite for Cheristin to Work?
Answer

No, the Fleas need not bite and get neutralized once it gets in contact with Cheristin. It is a topical formulation that needs to be applied once a month.

How Do I Give My Cat Cheristin?
Answer

Applying Cheristin to your cat is very convenient and safe. Before you use it, hold your cat and make her sit on your lap. Cuddle her for some time. Once your cat becomes relaxed, open the tube of the Cheristin and then apply it directly to the skin of your cat. The round tip applicator never makes your cat scratch while you use Cheristin from the tube. The Cheristin for cats dries up quickly and is also non-greasy. Generally, it will take close to half an hour to forty minutes for the Cheristin to dry up. That is it your cat becomes free from fleas for the coming six weeks. It is advisable to bathe your cat only after 48 hours of the application of Cheristin.

What Happens if a Cat Ingests Cheristin?
Answer

If your cat consumes Cheristin, you will notice toxicity signs within an hour to twelve hours. Organophosphates are more harmful, and the symptoms that you notice in your cats are drooling, weakness, muscle tremors, breathing problems, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you see any of these signs, contact your vet on priority.

Do topical flea treatments work on cats?
Answer

Yes, there are topical flea treatments specifically formulated for cats that are effective in controlling and preventing flea infestations. These treatments typically come in the form of spot-on treatments that are applied directly to the cat's skin, usually between the shoulder blades or along the back of the neck. Topical flea treatments for cats contain active ingredients that target fleas and may also have activity against other parasites like ticks. Commonly used active ingredients in topical cat flea treatments include imidacloprid, fipronil, selamectin, and others. These ingredients work by either killing adult fleas or inhibiting their growth and reproduction. Spinetoram is the active ingredient used in Cheristin. It belongs to the spinosyn class of insecticides, which are derived from naturally occurring compounds produced by soil bacteria. Spinetoram works by targeting the nervous system of insects, leading to paralysis and death.

How do you prevent and treat fleas in cats?
Answer

Preventing and treating fleas in cats involves a multi-step approach that includes preventive measures and targeted treatments. Use a veterinarian-recommended flea preventive specifically formulated for cats. There are various options available, including topical spot-on treatments, oral medications, and flea collars. Fleas have a life cycle that involves stages in the environment. Regularly vacuum your home, paying attention to areas where your cat spends time. Wash your cat's bedding in hot water frequently. Consider using flea control products designed for your home, such as sprays or foggers, to target flea eggs, larvae, and adult fleas in the environment. Regularly comb your cat's fur with a flea comb to remove adult fleas. This can help you detect any flea infestation early and reduce the number of fleas on your cat. If your cat already has fleas, you may need to use specific treatments to eliminate the infestation. Consult with a veterinarian for appropriate flea treatment options. These may include topical spot-on treatments, oral medications, or shampoos specifically formulated for killing fleas on cats. Fleas can infest your home, so it's essential to address the issue holistically. Treat all pets in the household for fleas and follow the environmental control measures mentioned above to eliminate flea eggs, larvae, and adults from your home.

Does coconut oil repel fleas on cats?
Answer

While coconut oil does have certain properties that may deter fleas, it is not considered a highly effective or reliable method for flea control on its own. There is limited scientific research on the effectiveness of coconut oil as a flea repellent in cats. Most of the available evidence is anecdotal, based on personal experiences rather than controlled studies. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which has been found to have some insecticidal properties. However, these properties are generally considered mild and may not be sufficient to provide complete protection against fleas. Coconut oil can be beneficial for the skin and coat of cats. It has moisturizing and soothing properties that can help improve skin health and reduce irritation caused by flea bites. Flea control typically requires a multi-faceted approach that includes regular use of veterinarian-recommended flea preventives, environmental control, and proper hygiene practices. Relying solely on coconut oil is unlikely to provide adequate protection against fleas and prevent infestations.

What happens if my cat licks flea treatment?
Answer

Topical flea treatments are designed to be applied to the skin and absorbed into the bloodstream. If your cat licks and ingests the treated area, it may consume a small amount of the active ingredients. The effects can vary depending on the specific ingredients, their concentration, and the amount ingested. Ingesting topical flea treatment can potentially cause gastrointestinal upset in cats. This may manifest as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, or general discomfort in the digestive system. In some cases, certain active ingredients in flea treatments, such as pyrethroids, can cause neurological symptoms if ingested in larger quantities. These symptoms may include excessive salivation, tremors, twitching, incoordination, or even seizures.

What essential oil kills cat fleas?
Answer

While some essential oils have insecticidal properties, essential oils can be toxic to cats, and their use for flea control is generally not recommended. Cats are more sensitive to essential oils than other animals, primarily due to their liver's limited ability to metabolize certain compounds found in essential oils. Even small amounts of essential oils can cause adverse reactions in cats, ranging from skin irritation to more severe symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and even liver damage.

Cheristin for Cats is manufactured by Elanco Animal Health
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