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All about Flea and Other Cat-Infecting Parasites – Identification and Prevention

Fleas, adult ones and their larvae both breed, live and feed on cats, irrespective of whether they are strays or pets. But if a pet cat gets infested with these fleas and other parasites like tapeworm, heartworm, lungworm or even ear mites, which are all very life-threatening for the cat, there could be a serious problem. Good brands like ADVOCATE FOR CATS have come up with treatments that help with spot treatment for temporary relief.

The tricky thing about flea and other parasite larvae compared to adult ones is that at least adult parasites can be spotted easily, but the eggs of these adults are very difficult to spot. Their size makes it very hard for the naked eye to locate, and hence this issue needs to be addressed for the cat’s health and to protect it from spreading all over the home. 

This article will give cat owners an understanding of how the cat encounters these parasites and how to prevent them:

Why is the treatment important, and how it affects human life:

  • The eggs/larvae of the parasite, such as fleas, heartworm, and tapeworms, are small white/ black spots present all around the mud, making it almost impossible for the naked eye to catch these visuals. The cat could come in contact with them by rolling in the mud or playing around the yard. Adult fleas and parasites latch on to the fur of the cat along with the eggs.
  • The cat brings these parasites inside the house and spreads them everywhere, causing a menace to both the cat and the people living in the house.
  • These parasites and their eggs can often be found on bed linen or other furniture that the cat sits on if the cat’s owners allow them to sit on these surfaces without cleaning.
  • The dangerous parasites like ringworms common amongst cats are transferable to humans and are equally harmful. People can get easily affected and get sick to the extent of visiting a doctor for treatment.
  • Suppose the cat is not treated properly; many eggs hatch and multiply, causing them to spread everywhere. It is a big risk for the entire family and hence very important to take precautionary measures.

Prevention methods and other care:

  • The most effective way to treat this immediately if there are no vets available at that hour is to purchase a treatment specifically for this, like ADVOCATE FOR CATS, and apply it at the back of the cat’s neck.
  • The next thing to do is to clean the surrounding, for example, the furniture, front yard and backyard, garden sprayed with effective medicine to kill the parasites and sanitize everything the cat may have come in contact with, to prevent a repeat infestation.
  • To avoid any further damage to the cat’s skin and health condition, kindly visit the vet without fail. They are experienced professionals who have all the resources to discover the root cause of any further complications. The vet will diagnose the pet and provide necessary medications, for example, ADVOCATE FOR CATS and other items like shampoo to bathe the cat.
  • Regularly bathing the cat with an anti-flea shampoo, preferably once every few weeks, is also a very good prevention step. This will certainly ensure that the fleas and other parasite larvae are killed, and they eventually fall out, and coming to the cat fur will remove the other dead parasite eggs which failed to fall off post-bath.