Flea & Tick Prevention: Keeping Your Cat Safe from Fleas & Ticks
Flea and tick infestations affect cats, too. We at A Cat Hospital strive to give the best advice to pet owners in the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas to keep their cats happy and healthy. Our veterinary team is here to help you with parasite prevention.
The nature of a parasite is to feed off the host. With cats, that is no different. Fleas and ticks carry with them diseases that put your cat at risk.
The thing about fleas is that they can be found in nearly all environments. Rural areas see the largest flea infestations, but they can thrive in urban areas, too. Did you know there are different types of fleas? The cat flea is the most common. Even though named after felines, they affect dogs as often.
Cat fleas can pass on tapeworms, though the most common effect from flea bites is flea allergy dermatitis. The result of FAD is inflamed and itchy skin.
If your cat shows signs of a flea reaction, you can check them by combing them with a fine-toothed metal comb.
People often believe ticks are insects. However, they are closer kin to spiders. The brown dog tick is the most common of these parasites and can pass on fatal illnesses like Rocky Mountain Fever. Ticks can also pass these diseases to cats.
Flea and Tick Prevention
Annually, cats visit their veterinarian for check-ups. During these visits, it is a good time to discuss parasite prevention.
If you know there is a parasite infestation in your area, avoid behaviors and areas that would put your cat at risk.
A Cat Hospital - Parasite Prevention in Las Vegas and Henderson
Furry felines are at as much risk for flea and tick reactions as dogs. We at A Cat Hospital strive to provide the best advice and approach to flea and tick prevention. The Las Vegas and Henderson area is not immune to infestations. Call (702) 514-0949 to schedule your appointment today!