Keeping fleas at bay
Fleas are the most common skin parasite of the cat and can occur even in the cleanest of homes. While many cats live with fleas and show minimal signs of infestation, it is advised to control them as fleas can transmit other infections.
What are the signs of fleas?
Fleas move quickly, making them difficult to spot. Place your cat on a sheet of white paper and comb them meticulously - a fine-toothed comb may show up a couple of fleas and 'flea dirt' - flea droppings, can often be found too.
If your cat is allergic to fleas, you might notice that they develop itchy skin, hair loss and small scabs around the tail or neck. If this is the case, it is best to visit your vet.
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