Getting fleas and ticks is a common problem for cats and their owners. It's important to take steps to reduce the risk of fleas and ticks biting your pet and hitching a ride into your home. Part of prevention for your cat is to have an annual health exam where he can be examined for parasites and get medical treatment if needed. Call our veterinarian in North Miami Beach to schedule a health exam at Natural Holistic Health Care.
It doesn't take much for a cat to get an infestation of fleas. If one flea gets into his fur, it can lay countless eggs and cause the cat to be infested quickly. Fleas can upset cats with their itchy bites and they lead to skin that hurts and spots that can easily become infected. Cats are also highly allergenic to fleas. One bite from a flea can cause a serious allergic reaction. If your cat eats a flea, he can get tapeworms.
Ticks can remain attached to a cat for a long period and will drink his blood until it is physically removed from your cat. Ticks can spread a variety of serious diseases, including Lyme disease. Ticks can lead to everything from lameness in a limb to massive infections.
A monthly medication can be used to keep your cat free from fleas and ticks. This medication causes the parasites to die if they bite your pet. This helps to keep them from staying attached to your pet or hiding in his fur. Before receiving this medication, your cat will likely need a full health exam to make sure he is in good health. If he already has fleas or ticks, a topical treatment may be necessary to kill off those parasites and keep them away from your cat.
Call us today at (305) 652-5372 to schedule an exam and purchase parasite prevention at Natural Holistic Health Care in North Miami Beach. Our veterinarian will help your cat if pests are present, or prevent them from becoming a problem for your feline friend.