Fleas and worms can cause serious health problems for your cat such as anaemia, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhoea and allergic dermatitis.
Here are some handy tips to keep your cat protected against these pesky parasites.
- Cats will be cats! And we love them, but those that hunt are at increased risk of worms. Make sure that your cat receives regular vet-recommended worming treatments.
- If you have more than one pet, you must treat all of them with flea and worm prevention products ideally at the same time as cat fleas will happily live on dogs!
- Even if your cat stays indoors, you must treat him against fleas and worms. You may bring parasite eggs or larvae into your home on your clothes and shoes if you spend time with other pets belonging to family or friends.
Fleas are often infected with the larval stage of the Flea Tapeworm. If cats ingest an infected infected flea (perhaps whilst grooming) the worm develops in the gut.
- If you are unlucky enough to encounter a flea infestation, a household flea spray should be used to treat your home as 95% of the flea life cycle is in your cat’s environment.
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