Parasites in Cats- Maaz Veterinary Doctor

External Parasites In CATS


Indoor cats are considerably less prone to flea infestations compared to dogs because they rarely leave the premises of their households. However, that does NOT mean that indoor cats can’t get fleas and other external parasites. Cats living both outdoor and indoor lives are at high risk of getting flea-infested. Checking your cat’s coat regularly is important. Whenever you notice dirty specks in the fur and frequent scratching the problem might be fleas. Remember that excessive itching and other skin condition aren’t always a result of flea infestations and veterinary check-ups are always a top priority.  
Many external parasites, especially fleas colonize and reproduce rapidly. Owners must react even faster to solve the problem and prevent nesting inside the home. There are many products on the market so choose wisely according to the:
  • Cat’s age
  • Cat’s lifestyle
  • Cat’s sensitivity to active ingredients
  • Type of application of the product
  • The necessity to treat or treat and prevent
  • Time of action
  • Price of the product  
We will review some of the most popular external parasite medications for cats on the market. To make it a bit easier for you we divided the products on the way of application and administration.
Topical or spot-on treatment in the form of drops is the most popular treatment for fleas and other external parasites in cats. The medication is applied at the base of the neck where the cat can’t lick it. Spreading throughout the body the solution kills the insects on contact and usually prevents re infestations for a prolonged period of time. Never use products for dogs on cats as they can cause serious health issues in your cat!

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