Fleas are a problem throughout the year: micro-climates in homes, gardens, and parks allow their survival during the coldest winters; however, fleas are a bigger problem in summer as warmth and humidity speed up the life cycle.
Tapeworms are usually caused by your cat swallowing a flea. If you see some strange wiggly white segments that look like rice grains near your cat’s butt, those are tapeworms!
Although they aren’t life-threatening, if left untreated they can lead to weight loss, vomiting, and other health issues.
Ask your trusted vet for the best deworming option and flea control treatment for your cat. The right dose often depends on your cat’s age and weight.
Use products formulated exclusively for CATS. Some flea and tick control products formulated for dogs may be extremely harmful and even deadly on cats.
Read carefully before buying!
If you aren’t sure a product is safe to use on your cat, do check with your vet before using it.
This content is courtesy of the authors of Care, Love, and Safe – The ultimate Quick Guide for a truly healthy and happy cat!
Disclaimer: All the tips, suggestions, and advice provided in this post are intended for informational purposes and do not replace medical advice regarding cats. For accurate advice or diagnosis of your pet’s condition, please check with your trusted vet.