Cats that are infested with fleas and ticks have higher risks of developing some serious health conditions. Here are excellent tips from the experts to keep your cat free from fleas and ticks:
One challenge that is often encountered when treating cats against ticks and fleas is that they tend to be more sensitive to certain products and chemicals that are administered to kill parasites. It is for this reason that, you should always use flea and tick mediations that are formulated especially for cats.
Some cats develop hypersensitivity reactions to flea bites. These cats often suffer from intense itching even with just a bite of a flea or two. Fleas are bloodsuckers and loosing blood and anemia is a certain possibility if your kitty is carrying a heavy flea load. The problem can be fatal in small kittens.
- Fleas are important transmitters of tapeworms in cats. Although this gastrointestinal parasite doesn’t cause serious illness, affected cats suffer from itchy bottoms. Tapeworms also compete with cat when it comes to the nutrients in the cat’s digestive system. Schedule an appointment here.