There is always a risk that cats will catch fleas, especially when the weather is warm. An owner wishing to spare their pet from these bloodsuckers, should take precautionary measures.
Almost every cat will catch fleas sooner or later, whether through contact with other cats or out wandering in the garden or park. Generally it is only cats that live exclusively indoors which are spared - as well as cats whose owners have protected them in good time. To this end, a range of very well tolerated and effective preparations are meanwhile available from vets. Products which prevent development, for example, stop a cat from becoming infested by fleas in the first place - providing they are applied in good time and on a regular basis. Generally the flea treatment is mixed into food at the start of the season and takes effect by preventing any fleas from multiplying.