Even Indoor Cats Can Get Fleas
by Pam Johnson-Bennett, CABC, Cat Behavior Associates
You may think your cat will never become dinner for fleas but a surprising number of indoor-only cats have problems. Since cats are fastidious groomers, the fleas may go unnoticed until you see your cat doing lots of scratching or you notice some hair loss due to bite allergies. If you have a dog who goes outside, even if he's on flea prevention he stands of chance of being a flea taxi. You can also bring fleas in on your pants or socks. Another way they gain access is through the window screen, especially if your cat enjoys sitting by a first-floor window. To do a flea check, place your cat on a white towel and brush. If you see black specks (flea debris) then it's time to your vet about protection.