Internal and external parasites in cats: prevention and treatment

Parasites, such as fleas, ticks and worms, pose significant health risks to cats. Prevention and rapid treatment are key:

  • Use antiparasitic products: Regularly apply preventative treatments recommended by a veterinarian to control internal and external parasite infestations.

  • Maintain rigorous hygiene: Regularly clean your cat's living areas, including the litter box, and wash their blankets and beds to minimize the risk of reinfestation.

  • Watch and act quickly: Be alert for signs of infestation, such as excessive scratching or the presence of small black dots in their fur, and consult a veterinarian for appropriate treatment.


Bibliography :

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