Help Your Cat Get Healthier This Year

Put Pests Out Of Commission

Prevent fleas. You probably give your cat flea preventive at least during flea season to prevent the frantic itch-scratch cycle caused by the bite of these bloodthirsty insects. But did you know that pet parasitology experts recommend giving a broad-spectrum product year-round to fight not only fleas but also heartworms (yes, cats can get them) and intestinal parasites such as roundworms and tapeworms?

Say no to worms. If you’re not giving your feline a monthly parasite preventive, you should ask your veterinarian about deworming him two to four times a year. Fecal flotation tests don’t always detect the presence of intestinal worms. A study published in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association found that in a whopping 87 percent of cats with tapeworms, eggs were not detected through the tests.

Get To The Vet

See your vet regularly. Your cat needs an annual exam, even if he seems to be in good health. Cats age more rapidly than humans, and they are also good at hiding illness until it becomes serious. A regular once-over by your veterinarian can help ensure that he stays at the peak of good health.

Put an end to fear. Finally, ask your veterinarian about Fear-Free techniques that you can implement at home or that may be in use at the clinic. They can help you, your veterinarian and your cat have a better experience for years to come.

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