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Flea and Tick Care for Cats

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for outside cats. They can be stray cats who were adopted but still love to wander, or cats that are untamed and walk on the wild side. For both kinds of cats, their exposure to the wilderness can leave them vulnerable to fleas and ticks. People that adopt them could also be adopting these parasites. Here are some cat tips that will help maintain your cat’s health.

Cat flea treatment aren’t as well known or publicized as the treatment for dogs, even though they’re prone to these bugs just as much as their canine counterparts. An untreated cat can infest your house, so diligent flea and tick control must be part of your monthly routine for your cat’s health. Also, if you have a dog, you must make sure that there isn’t any cross infestation. If the dog has fleas, some of them could find a new home on your cat. Both animals need to be treated so that you will avoid having to treat the house.

However, be aware that cats cannot receive the same flea and tick treatment as dogs: dog insecticide collars can be toxic for the cat. A cat must always receive the treatments specifically blended for cats. You will need to do a little research to find the best flea and tick treatment for your cat, or consult a veterinarian for advice. Your vet knows the condition of your pet, and can help you select the most appropriate treatment. Wrong treatments can make your cat sick. Of course you can always do a research on the internet or by talking to other cat owners in various communities. You’ll find that there are so many products available that the number and type are a little confusing. There is a literal smorgasbord of flea and tick treatments on the market, including powders, sprays, and drops. You also can select medicines in the form of suspensions or tablets. Your vet will be able to tell you what will work well for your pet and your family, or give you additional cat tips. If you have children or other pets is an aspect that needs to be considered when you are selecting the appropriate treatment.

Treatment that you choose must be administered in accordance with the directions. A flea and tick free pet is a happy pet that resides with a happy family.


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