Flea Tick And Worm
We all want the best for our cats, and keeping them in optimal health starts with parasite protection. Regular flea, tick and worm treatment is a must for the long-term health and wellbeing of your cat. Parasite protection not only keeps your cat safe but also your family members too, sometimes if your cat is infested these nasties can transfer to humans and other pets too.
There is a lot to choose from and knowing what your cat needs can be overwhelming so we’ve broken it down for you.
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Flea and Tick Treatments for Cats
Fleas can be a very annoying pest for your cat, causing itchy and irritated skin. They can also be quite hard to find as they’re small and quick-moving, so prevention is the best method. You can try flea medications, sprays, collars and more, use what will suit you and your cat the best.
It is very important to actively protect your cat against paralysis ticks. These ticks live along the East Coast of Australia and generally come out in warmer weather, however, they have been found all over Australia and during the colder months also. Tick paralysis is a very serious and potentially fatal condition so it’s best to keep your pet protected all year round.
Flea Treatment for Cats
Fleas on cats are very common, fleas can live dormant in an environment for up to 9 months, so protection is the best prevention. Fleas can infest carpets in the house so using fleas prevention will help protect the whole home.
Do All Cats Need Worming Tablets?
Yes, cats are at risk of getting infested with worms at some stage in their life. Worm eggs can transfer to them when they are digging outside. They can swallow worm eggs and larvae when they are grooming their friends. Kittens can also be given worms from their mother if unprotected.
Do indoor cats need flea and tick treatment?
Yes, even indoor cats need to be on a monthly flea and tick protection. You'll never be able to make your home a fortress against fleas but you can help your cat withstand the attack. Ticks can be carried into your home by humans or other pets, so even if your cat stays indoors, they are still at risk of getting a tick.
Do flea collars really work?
Yes, flea collars are an easy way to protect your cat. However, they must be used correctly to be effective, always check the label directions.
What if my cat won’t take a tablet?
Cats can be a bit tricky to give tablets to - but you don’t need to worry. Treatments can come in topical spot on’s, tablets and collars. So if your cat won’t take a tablet try one of the other options.
Spot on’s are a liquid that goes on topically to the back of your cat’s neck
Tablets can be given orally
Collars are worn around the neck
Some wormers are available in pastes and some flea treatments come in a spray form.