Cats: How To Avoid Fleas and Ticks
The Cat's Health: Five Ways You Can Help Your Cat Avoid Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are blood-sucking parasites. They can make your pet’s life miserable. Not only that, they cause problems for the cat's health. Not only to the cat either, but to you and your family too. Removing ticks and fleas from your cat (and from your home) is hard work. It’s better to keep those pests away. As a wise man once said: ‘prevention is better than cure.’
Keep the Pests Away
There are some things you can do to keep pests away. Do these to avoid infestation.
- Many cats love freedom. They like to come and go as they please. But that’s not good for the health or hygiene of your cat and your family. Your cat can get fleas or ticks from feral felines. Restrict them to your home and garden area.
- Mow your lawn every month. Trim long grass around your house. Remove clutter from your yard where ticks can hide. This will keep your yard tick-free.
- Use the vacuum cleaner to clean all over your house and soft furnishings every week. Wash your linens weekly in hot water. This keeps your home flea-free.
- Talk to your vet about a flea-collar for Kitty. So when she encounters a flea, it won’t survive for long.
- Keep a flea spray handy. You can get them in a pet shop. If you suspect there are fleas, you can spray this all around the house.
A Word About Medicines and The Cat's Health
Don’t apply flea powder to your cat without checking in with your vet. Cats lick their fur, so the powder could be poisonous for them. Oake all these preventive measures. Your cat should remain clean and parasite-free.
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