Cat Parasite Protection
Keep your cat free from fleas, ticks and other parasites
Spring arrives, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining – unfortunately, this tends to mean that the parasites are also flourishing! That is why it is essential for all cat owners to protect their pets before letting them out into the great outdoors. Here at zooplus we offer a range of cat parasite protection options, helping to stop fleas or ticks becoming an issue, as well as treatment options for if parasites ever do become a problem.
What parasites can cause problems for cats?
Ticks are one of the most widespread, common parasites to cause problems for cats and can remain active throughout the year. They attach themselves deeply into your cat’s skin and feed on your cat’s blood, getting into every area they can find – the neck, around the ears, on the chin, on the chest. Ticks are not only a nuisance but can also carry nasty diseases that they could then pass onto your cat, so you should prevent and treat ticks as soon as possible. Here at zooplus you can also find tick tweezers and tick tools to helps get rid of them safely once they sink their teeth in!
Fleas can also be a common problem. Although these parasites can be visible with the naked eye, it can often be a problem finding them in a thick coat. The best way to deal with fleas is to prevent them from becoming a problem in the first place, as the problem will multiply every day that your cat is infected – here at zooplus you will find a number of ways to keep fleas at bay.
Becoming infected with worms is always an issue for cats, whether through sniffing around on the ground, racing around the long grass or catching wild mice. Indoor cats may come across the risk less frequently, but it is essential that they are still regularly wormed.
Lice or mites
Lice and mites not only pose a problem for your cat’s fur, but can also quickly spready to your furniture and upholstery. Protecting your cat from infestation can help to keep your home hygienic and parasite-free!
How can I protect my cat from parasites?
A spot-on treatment is applied between your cat’s shoulder blades, around the neck, and can offer up to 4 weeks of protection against fleas, ticks and other parasites. The active ingredients are absorbed into the skin, and by applying it in a hard-to-reach place, your cat should not be able to lick it away.
Highly-effective anti-parasite cameras have been used for a long time, containing the active ingredient dimpylate that offers up to 6 months’ protection and gives off a pleasant scent. Once a flea lands on the collar it will die within hours, with ticks only lasting a day and then falling off. A flea and tick collar is a great choice for protecting your pet without it having to ingest anything.
A parasite spray can help to protect your cat against fleas and ticks. Cats are generally infected around the head or ears, as they like to lie in wait or ramble around in the long grass. Environment sprays help to keep whole rooms or areas free from parasites, helping to kill any flea larvae as well as the parasites themselves – simply spray down carpets, upholstery, blankets and dens.
Why choose zooplus for protecting your cat against parasites?
Protecting your cat against parasites is essential, so here at zooplus we offer a great range of choices to achieve this. You can also find cat food, accessories and bedding all in one place, for great value prices and all at the high-quality that zooplus guarantees. The added bonus is that zooplus will deliver everything you order directly to your door, so no more lugging your purchases home – and more time to spend at home with your pet!