Parasite Control for Cats in New Orleans, LA
Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes thrive in Louisiana thanks to its warm temperatures and high humidity. Therefore, there is a high risk for infection of parasite-transmitted diseases among cats. It may seem unlikely that your indoor cat might be vulnerable to outside threats, but parasites are tiny (and resilient) and can easily find their way into your home. Keeping your cat protected with the right preventative is essential to their health.
The Most Common Parasite Threats
Beyond just being a nuisance, parasites can also make your cat uncomfortable and very ill. Some of the most common cat parasites are:
- Ear mites
- Heartworms (transmitted by mosquitoes)
Parasite Preventative for Cats
Flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives for cats also protect them from other parasites, like roundworms, hookworms, and mites. One of the prominent preventatives available is Revolution Plus for Cats, a 6-in-1, broad-spectrum preventative that protects both kittens and cats from fleas, ticks, heartworms, hookworms, roundworms, and ear mites. Revolution Plus is an isoxazoline-class insecticide approved by the FDA, and should be discussed with, and purchased directly from, your cat's veterinarian. For maximum protection, your cat should receive flea and tick preventatives monthly and all throughout the year.
Too Many Cats Go Unprotected
Unfortunately, most cat owners (approximately 73%) do not currently purchase parasite preventatives before leaving their veterinarian’s office. Even if your cat is indoor-only, parasites can still enter your home either by hitching a ride on you or simply by squeezing through a tiny gap in the corner of your living room. Furthermore, if parasites are affecting your cat, they can also affect you and other members of your family.
We encourage you to talk to us about keeping your cat protected. Call (504) 525-6369 today!