Q. Do I need go to the vet to get flea and tick meds? thanks.
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Many popular brands of flea and tick medication such as Frontline or Advantage are available over the counter now, and are very effective. Other store or off-name-brand medications may be less effective, or may even be harmful to cats. Be sure if you do decide to buy an over the counter product that is is labelled for use in cats as dog products can be toxic if placed on your cat. Online retailers may also carry flea and tick products and may have a larger variety than in stores. If you can't find what you're looking for, then your vet is always the best option.