Advanced Animal Care

parasites in cats This is the time of year when parasites in cats are at their peak.  Whether your cat stays inside all day, or goes outside, they will encounter the potential to get parasites.  Common bugs like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes carry the parasites and all it takes is one bite.  Your Veterinarian in Berea can help you keep parasites under control this year.

Fleas

Fleas pose a problem for cats.  Even a mild infestation can cause severe problems for a cat that is allergic to its bite.  Flea allergy dermatitis is one of the leading skin problems a Berea veterinarian will treat.  Besides allergies, fleas can transmit tapeworms to your pet and tapeworms can cause other problems.  It is easy to prevent fleas from affecting your cat.  There are many flea prevention medicines available and your veterinarian in Berea can help you choose the right one.

Ticks

Cats don’t seem to be troubled by ticks as much as dogs.  They tend to groom so much that ticks rarely have a chance to attach.  This is good news because Lyme disease and Ehrlichiosis can be devastating to your pet.  There are some flea prevention medicines that prevent ticks as well.  If you live in an area that is prone to ticks, having the right medicine for fleas can help prevent ticks as well.

Mosquitoes

We are all aware of some of the dangerous diseases mosquitoes carry.  West Nile Virus is one of the many virus associated with the mosquito.   Although heartworm is more of a problem for dogs than cats, in areas where heartworm is prolific, it can be more of a problem for cats than was once realized.  Your veterinarian in Berea can advise you on the different ways you can protect your cat from heartworm or if he considers it a threat in your area.

Protecting against Parasites in Cats

When it comes to preventing parasites in cats, your veterinarian in Berea can help you determine the best medicine to meet your needs.  Cat protection comes in many forms including popular topical treatment that you apply to the back of your pet’s neck.  Your veterinarian can also check your cat or kitten to determine if they have worms or need additional treatment for parasites.  If you have any questions about your cat or parasites in cats, call Advanced Animal Care Berea and they will be happy to help you.