Fleas (ctenocephalides felis) are small irritating bugs that breed on cats and live on biting for blood. They inflict pain on your cat and you yourself if given the opportunity.
A few fleas on adult cats cause little harm unless the cat becomes allergic to substances in saliva. The disease that results is called flea allergy dermatitis. Small cats with large infestations can lose enough bodily fluid to fleas feeding that dehydration may result.
It is best to consult with your veterinarian on the best medicine for your cat.
There are a variety of flea medicines from liquids to pills to shampoos and topical liquids. Carefully follow the correct dosage, keep the medicine out of reach of children and wash your hands thoroughly after administering the medicine to your cat.
The most effective procedure against fleas is regular grooming of your friendly feline with Cat(s) Grooming Brush, Feline(s) Grooming and Kitten(s) Grooming products.
When your cats ventures outdoors they are susceptible to ticks. Ticks reside on the tips of grasses waiting for a host to pass by to attach to. They have a special sensory organ called Haller’s organ that is sensitive to odors, heat, humidity and movement. When your cat passes by the tick attaches to your cat’s skin and burrows it’s head into the body and gorges itself on your cat’s blood.
Tick disease can be transferred to humans.
To remove ticks from your cat, wear protective gloves, apply alcohol or Vaseline to the tick. This will cause the tick to retract its head from your cat. Use thumb tweezers to grab and remove the tick.
Regular grooming with Cat(s) Grooming Brush, Feline(s) Grooming and Kitten(s) Grooming will help prevent diseases. You should consider taking the tick to your veterinarian for identification and appropriate treatment.