Why It's flEASY to Miss Your Cat's Fleas
What Happens When Cats Have Fleas
How Common Are Fleas in Cats?
Why Cat Owners Don’t See the Evidence of Fleas
Sometimes, owners will see fleas on a very young kitten or on an older, ill cat that is not grooming normally. Cats like to keep their fur clean, and healthy cats will groom fleas and flea feces from their skin and fur quite efficiently. Their clean appearance contributes to a cognitive dissonance in owners. Cat owners know they’re not using flea control, but they don’t see the fleas, and they don’t believe that fleas could cause skin issues, when they’re not visible.
If our veterinarians can find evidence of fleas, such as flea tapeworms dried on the fur of the perineum, crawling around a kitty’s bottom, or in stool samples, or even a little flea “dirt” (which is really flea feces), we can more easily demonstrate the flea life cycle and prove their presence.
The flEASIEST Hosts Around!
As you can now see, cats are super-special flea hosts. With a cat, it’s flEASY to get fleas in your home, and it’s flEASY for cats to host a huge family of fleas. If you act on it properly, it’s also flEASY to get the problem under control. As with most health concerns facing pets, it’s flEASIEST to simply prevent your cat from getting fleas in the first place. Whether indoor-only or not, every pet needs a safe, effective, and personalized parasite control and prevention plan to stay happy and healthy.
Schedule an appointment with Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic to discuss a flEASY parasite control and preventative for your kitty today!