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Flea & Tick Prevention

How to Keep Your Cat Safe from Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are a major nuisance for pet owners and their companions. These nasty parasites can cause extreme discomfort and can also spread serious and potentially deadly diseases. If your cat is suffering from fleas, ticks, or other parasites, contact North Central Animal Hospital in Phoenix for treatment.

Even if your cat or other pet (such as a dog) does not have fleas or ticks, you need to take this threat seriously. Indeed, when it comes to parasites, prevention is often the best approach. Let’s take a look at how you can protect your feline from picking up these nasty bugs.

Flea and Tick Prevention for Felines

If your cat already has fleas, ticks, or is suffering from another parasite, contact our veterinarian right away. The longer you wait, the worse the problem could grow. Our vet can use shampoos, oral medications, and other things to kill off parasites.

If your pet isn’t currently suffering from fleas or ticks, prevention is still important. Unfortunately, parasites are common in the greater Phoenix area. And if your cat (or other pet) spends time outdoors or around other animals, the risks are even greater.

When it comes to flea and tick prevention, you have several options. Some oral medications can be given to your feline. Once your cat consumes the medication, its blood will become toxic to ticks, fleas, and some other parasites (such as chewing lice). Don’t worry, however, if you follow your vet’s instructions, preventative oral medications rarely pose a risk to cats.

Another option is to give your cat a flea or tick prevention collar. These collars will slowly release pesticides that will kill off parasites. Again, when used properly, they don’t pose a risk to cats and other pets.

Fleas and ticks are a common threat for cats and other pets. That said, you can control them with the proper measures.

Call Our Veterinarian In Phoenix Today!

If you need a veterinarian in Phoenix or emergency care at a bird hospital, contact us at North Central Animal Hospital. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always there to help you keep your pet happy and healthy. Call us at (602) 395-9773.