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Flea and Parasite Prevention

Flea and Parasite Prevention with our Issaquah VeterinarianCat laying down on a couch

Some cat owners are surprised to learn that the cats brought in most frequency for treatment for fleas are overwhelmingly indoor cats. If you are a cat owner and they are not receiving regular vet care, it may be time to start.

Pet Care from Fleas and Parasite Issues

Like any other medical issue, it is always best to prevent flea and parasite issues in your cats rather than treating them for these issues. Both fleas and parasites can cause extreme discomfort if not properly treated, and can even lead to further health issues. We treat all types of cats, both indoor and outside, in the East Seattle, Sammamish, Issaquah, and Bellevue areas and can help you protect your feline pet from both fleas and parasites.

Prevention Options for Fleas and Parasites

After an exam with our compassionate and skilled vet, we can help you to decide which prevention remedy is the best for your feline. Whether you choose an oral medication, topical cream, or a treated wipe, the best treatments are long-lasting and kill fleas and their eggs. We recommend a 90-day initial treatment period in order to ensure that your cat and home are free of fleas and their eggs.

Parasites can attack your cat's intestinal system and cause serious issues to their health. These treatments are a must for any outdoor cat and are also advised for indoor cats in situations where there are dogs in the home or other cats around who do venture outdoors. If your furry feline is a hunter and loves to bring you dead presents, it is very important to give your cat regular parasite prevention medication. 

What to Do if Prevention Isn't Enough?

If your preventive measures are not effective and your feline friends end up with fleas or parasites there are a number of different treatment options available. We cannot stress enough the importance of administering a full course of treatment that will ensure that your feline is completely rid of any ailments with a low risk of them returning. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing your pet a healthy and comfortable life without the bother and health risks of fleas and parasites. 

The Meadows Cat Hospital is Here to Provide all of Your Veterinary Needs

If you would like to learn more about effective remedies for flea and parasite prevention, please give our clinic a call today at 425-392-8770 to schedule an appointment with Laura L. George, DVM. The Meadows Cat Hospital is conveniently located at 1480 NW Gilman Boulevard in Issaquah.

Our feline center serves the greater East Seattle, Sammamish, Issaquah, and Bellevue areas and we look forward to meeting you and your furry friend very soon!