Skip the stress of the vet — get flea & tick treatment from home

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  • Meet with a licensed vet online
  • Prescriptions delivered to you
  • Unlimited vet visits & follow-ups

How to spot flea and tick issues

Even though cats can’t talk, there are a number of ways you can tell there’s a problem.

Itching

Some scratching is normal for cats, but If your cat is scratching regularly, it could be due to an allergic reaction to flea saliva. In addition to causing serious discomfort, fleas can also infect your cat with tapeworms, Bartonella (also known as cat scratch fever or Carrión’s disease), and other flea-borne illnesses that can be serious. A Dutch vet can create a custom treatment plan for your cat to help you get rid of the fleas, prevent future problems, and relieve the itching.

Red bumps or scabs

If your cat’s allergic to flea bites, you may find red bumps or scabs on their body. And because fleas and ticks both suck blood, your cat may get scabs even if they aren’t allergic to the bites. Fleas and ticks can both cause feline infectious anemia, which can be deadly, so prevention and treatment are extremely important. Our virtual vet team is here to help with quick access to advice and prescriptions whenever you need it.

Hair loss

In cases of a severe flea allergy, your cat may have small or large bald patches, typically due to overgrooming the area. This is especially common around the low back or tail. The licensed veterinarians at Dutch can prescribe flea treatments to eliminate your cat’s uninvited guests as well as medications to help soothe their irritated skin for long-term relief.

Tiny black specks or visible fleas

If you run your fingers or a flea comb through your cat’s fur, you may see fleas themselves or tiny black specks (aka flea dirt), which is actually flea excrement. Fleas tend to prefer the back part of pets, especially by the tail, so start looking in this area. If you find evidence of fleas on your cat, one of our online vets can prescribe a monthly medication to kill off the critters and prevent future infestations — without you having to leave home.

Visible tick

Have an outdoor cat? Check them for ticks regularly by running your fingers through their fur and feeling for small round bumps. Ticks can carry diseases which can cause ongoing health issues for your cat. Our licensed veterinarians are available online to guide you on what to do if you find a tick on your cat as well as prescribe medication to prevent fleas and ticks in the future.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Prescription treatments, delivered to you

Help your cat live a healthier, happier life with expert vet care — wherever you are. With Dutch, you can connect with a licensed veterinarian online anytime and have prescription and over-the-counter medication shipped free to your door.

Get customized treatment plans that combine medication, education, vet-designed behavior modification (if needed), and ongoing care for an array of health issues — starting at just $15/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited video chat access to licensed U.S. veterinarians. Additionally, in certain states our vets can prescribe medication for pets. Members receive specialized treatment plans for their pet that can include medications, therapeutics, and behavioral modification advice (or a combination of all 3). A Dutch membership also includes free shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with Dutch-affiliated vets through messaging and video calls.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What states does Dutch service?

As a Dutch member you can chat directly with a vet in all 50 states and access our OTC products.
If you are seeking prescription medication for anxiety or allergies we currently offer telemedicine services in the following states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and Washington.

We will continue to service additional states in the coming months — stay tuned!