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Why do I need to worm my cat regularly?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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Cats and kittens are most commonly affected by two types of worms: roundworms and tapeworms. All kittens become infected with roundworms when they feed on their mother's milk.  Adult cats become infected mainly by grooming and hunting. Roundworms can cause poor growth in kittens, and vomiting, diarrhoea, dull coat and lethargy in cats of all ages. Cats become infected with tapeworms by swallowing fleas (which are infected with the intermediate life stage of the tapeworm) when grooming, and by hunting and eating raw meat. Due to the potentially very serious health risks that worms pose to humans, especially young children and people with compromised immune systems, we recommend a comprehensive worming protocol. Recommended worming...

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How do I prevent my cat from getting fleas?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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Fleas are very irritating and will make your cat feel uncomfortable and itchy.  Some cats are highly sensitive and allergic to fleas and can develop a severe skin problem known as Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD).  As well as causing both you and your cat to scratch, swallowing fleas during grooming can lead to tapeworm infection.  It is better to prevent flea problems on your cat than take the 'wait and see approach'.  Each flea can lay two hundred to four hundred eggs, so you can very quickly have a flea ridden cat and house. Some flea treatments on the market are notoriously ineffective and some are even dangerous. At Vetcall we have...

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