- Fleas in cats: symptoms
- Dangerous fleas for cats?
- How you get rid of fleas in domestic cats? The 5 steps.
Parasites can wind up at any cat: it doesn’t matter, she walks on the street or not. Where did the domestic cat fleas, read the previous article. What if to protect Pets from infection failed? How to rid a cat of fleas?
Fleas in cats: symptoms
Not notice fleas in cats is difficult. Infection is asymptomatic only in the early days. But fleas multiply rapidly and cause the cat more concern. Pet begins itching, frequently licking their fur, “bites” her in an attempt to catch torturers. Appear on the skin bites and scratches, and even black “grit” – the excrement of fleas. And, of course, direct confirmation is the parasites themselves. You can see them on the animal or even somewhere in the apartment.
If the cat is worried about itching, but traces of the parasites you have not found, consult your veterinary specialist. Most likely, the pet dermatological disease.
Dangerous fleas for cats?
Fleas are potential carriers of dangerous diseases and helminth eggs. Wounds left from their bites become a gateway for the penetration of infections. If a lot of fleas, the kitten or debilitated cats may even start anemia. In addition, due to the infection in Pets causes severe dermatitis.
Besides the above mentioned, fleas cause a cat great discomfort. She itches, it hurts. The body is experiencing stress and weakens. The sooner you begin fighting parasites – the better.
How you get rid of fleas in domestic cats? The 5 steps.
See fleas have cats at home is easy. The main thing is to choose quality products.
If the cat is dirty in the first place it is necessary to redeem. If no, skip to treatment for fleas.
1. Bathe a cat.
Wash your pet with the use of special anti-parasitic shampoo. It must be suitable for your cat. Carefully read the assignment and follow the application instructions, otherwise, the effect will be.
Shampoos against fleas help kill some parasites, but, unfortunately, not guarantee 100% of the effect and do not provide further protection. After washing is held for more serious treatment, which gives a long-lasting effect.
Treatment of fleas is carried out 48 hours before bathing or 48 hours after it!
2. Processed from fleas.
2 days after bathing, treat the cat for fleas. Remedies much: it sprays, drops on the withers, tablets, collars. Each of them has its own characteristics. Before purchase carefully read the description and instructions. Make sure that the tool suits your pet.
Please note that the collars provide protection against new fleas, but also destroy existing ones. To wear a collar on a cat need after the parasites will be withdrawn.
One of the most popular tools anti-flea drops on the withers. They are easy to use, and the efficiency is very high. The cat can’t lick the tool, so it’s perfectly safe. When applying drops through the sebaceous glands evenly distributed throughout the skin and fur of the animal, and the parasites that come in contact with it die.
It is important to calculate the dosage means. Determine the weight of the pet and follow the instructions.
Sprays can treat not only the pet but also his couch, the furniture and carpets in the apartment. This will allow fast to destroy adult parasites and their larvae. Tablet is especially useful if the cat has sensitive skin or allergic reactions.
If you doubt the choice of means, consult with a veterinary specialist.
To treat fleas you need of all cats and dogs in the house!
3. Treated the couch.
The adult parasites inhabit the pet, but their pupae and the larvae live outside it. For example, on the bench or in other places where the cat rests. Faster to cope with parasites, treat such places with a special spray. The couch can be washed or replaced.
4. Carry out deworming.
Fleas carry the eggs of helminths. Therefore, the animal infested with fleas is likely to get infected with HIV and helminths. As soon as you deal with external parasites and the cat will get stronger, continue to struggle with internal! Be sure to perform pet deworming to his health is not threatened.
5. Treated regularly.
Guarantee protection from fleas is the regular use of quality drugs. Read, what is your chosen tool. Once the period of protection will expire, please update it.
Don’t overdo it. In an attempt to protect many inexperienced pet owners are starting to combine remedies: for example, use drops, and a collar. It can be dangerous for the animal! Usually, one drug is sufficient, moreover, many tools don’t mix together. Read the instructions carefully!
A cat that is regularly treated for fleas effectively may walk outside or socialize with other animals without the risk of infection. However, do not lose vigilance and do not forget that in addition to fleas, there are other dangers.
Be careful, and let your wards will always be healthy!
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