Flea & Tick Prevention: Keeping Your Cat Safe from Fleas & Ticks
If you are a cat owner, taking steps to do proper parasite prevention is necessary so your feline does not suffer from a flea or tick problem. If you do notice fleas or ticks are troubling your cat, contact Animal General in New York City to make an appointment with our veterinarian to receive help immediately. Here is some information about fleas and ticks to read over so your cat does not fall victim to these parasites.
Why Fleas and Ticks Are Problematic For Cats
If your cat has just one flea land upon its body, there is a chance that it will lay eggs and soon your pet can have a full-blown flea infestation present in their fur. Fleas cause cats great distress as they are itchy and they bite the feline's skin, leading to pain and possibly infected spots. Many cats are allergic to fleas as well. If a flea is ingested, a tapeworm problem could arise for your pet as well. Ticks will leave behind red welts where they adhere to the cat's skin. They will feast upon your cat's blood until they are removed.
Protecting Your Cat from Fleas and Ticks
If possible, refrain from letting your cat outdoors. An indoor cat tends to live a longer life than one that frequents the space outside of the home. If your pet does go outside, protect it with a topical medication made especially for flea and ticks. This will keep these pests from thriving on your pet's skin.
How Our Veterinarian Can Help
If you need a recommendation regarding topical medication, our veterinarian will be happy to discuss options with you. If your pet already has a flea or tick problem, our vet will eradicate the pests completely without causing your pet any distress in the process. You can also speak to our staff about parasite prevention if you desire. Contact Animal General in New York City to schedule a session with our veterinarian for flea and prevention help if needed. Reach out to us today by giving us a call at (212) 501-9600 to find out more