How to prevent parasites in cats: Steps to follow
Although they are different in appearance, all parasites are harmful to the cat; there are round, flat, long and microscopic. Usually, lodge in the intestine of the feline causing symptoms that are what can make us suspect the infection. However, in the case of Toxoplasma gondii (microscopic) there are hardly any symptoms; what it does Prevention is even more important thereof. In addition, we cannot forget that these symptoms often appear when the infection is in an advanced stage, so we have to act immediately.
These are the symptom that if you appreciate in your cat, they can make you suspect or show that they have parasites:
- deterioration of its coat
- Dilated abdomen (puppies very invaded by parasites)
- Presence of parasites in feces (cats eliminate parasites through feces)
In this OneHowTo article we tell you in detail how to know if a cat has parasites.
As the saying goes “better safe than sorry” so if you want protect your cat from parasites It is recommended that you subject him to a good control veterinary and to the internal deworming of the cat. Veterinarians recommend deworming the cat every three months, although if the feline goes out a lot it should be more frequent, even monthly.
Prevents the cat from coming into contact with the raw meat or feces from other infected animals. The consumption of this type of food and contact with waste can cause parasites to enter the intestine.
Other simple habits that you can carry out to try prevent parasites in a cat are the following:
- Replaces the cat’s litter box or waste container.
- Clean and vacuum the house, furniture and other objects used by the cat.
- Avoid exposing the cat to likely sources of infection such as stray cats or cats suspected of not being wormed.
- If you have other cats at home, it is recommended that you apply the same treatment to them as to your sick cat.
Although not very common, cats can infect us their parasites. This usually happens in unsanitary conditions and when cats go outside a lot; It can also happen during the cleaning of the cat’s litter box since the contagion is orally.
Although there are few times that this happens, our prevention is also important, so it is recommended extreme hygiene if we have a cat at home, wash our hands before eating and especially after handling the litter box.
Although you can buy a antiparasitic treatment In shops and specialized places, it is best to go to the veterinarian since the specialist will be in charge of inspecting the animal and being able to prescribe the most convenient medication according to the diagnosis. In this OneHowTo article we will tell you about the different ways to deworm a cat, such as some home remedies, the use of pipettes or soaps for parasites.
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