How to Keep Your Cat Parasite-Free


When was the last time you brought your cat to the vet?  Regular vet visits are one of the best ways to keep your pet healthy and parasite-free.  Here are a few helpful tips and recommendations.

Parasite Control Tips:

  • Visit the Vet – Having your cat examined annually will help make sure your pet is healthy and parasite-free.
  • Test for Heartworm – Heartworm disease often goes undiagnosed.  It’s important to have your pet tested for heartworm disease periodically or when your pet experiences any of the associated symptoms, including weight loss, asthma-like attacks and coughing.
  • Administer Anthelmintic Treatment – Kittens should be treated starting at two weeks of age.  The treatment should be repeated every two weeks until they are eight weeks old.
  • Conduct Fecal Exams – Fecal examinations should be conducted two to four times during a kittens first year of life.  Adult cats should receive exams once a year, depending on their health and lifestyle.
Internal and external parasites are a common problem among pets.  Check out this article for more tips on how to keep your cat parasite-free.  You can also contact Bregman Vet Group with any questions you have about parasite control or to schedule an appointment to diagnose, treat, and prevent parasites.

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