Cat Care – Fleas

by on 17/05/12 at 2:54 pm

The summer is almost here, and the weather is wonderful. You want to spend more time outside, and so does your cat.

Letting the indoor animals stay outside and lay on the grass often leads to a well-known problem – fleas.

What are fleas?

Fleas are small insects with mouth parts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. They are external parasites living on mammals and birds. Flies do not have wings, and move by jumping on their long legs. A flea can jump vertically up to 7 inches and horizontally up to 13 inches, which makes it easy for fleas to get on your cat.

The cat flea is one of the most abundant and widespread species of flea on Earth. It’s about 1-2 mm long and is usually a reddish-brown color, which makes it really hard to see it on your pet’s coat. The cat fleas can also spread out on the dogs and humans.

Does my cat have fleas?

If your cat’s coat  is long and  dark,  it may be very difficult to see the fleas on it. The fleas bite their host all the time, and the cat begins scratching constantly. If you let your indoor cat go outside, and notice an unusual behavior, such as scratching, take it to the vet immediately!

Flea prevention.

There are many products to prevent your cat from getting fleas. Remember to use them when letting your cat go outside, these flea preventing products can help to keep your cat and your house flea free.

Visit  www.carealotpets.com for the latest pet care products.

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