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 Reunion Veterinary Hospital with any questions you have about parasite control or to schedule an appointment to diagnose, treat, and prevent parasites.

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