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Which are the most common? Do they affect humans?
Some of the less usual parasites only bother cats in times of disease or stress. The important ones to be aware of and easily prevent are:
How do we prevent them?
Regular parasite control to prevent these diseases is, thankfully, easy! There are multiple veterinary products that we recommend to suit your pet’s routine. No product on the market covers everything in one, so there are a couple of protocols we recommend:
We recommend using veterinary prescription medicines rather than products bought over the counter in pet shops. The reason for this is that prescription medicines have undergone thorough and strict medical trials and testing. This means that we both know that they work effectively and are safe to use. Sometimes your cat may need special considerations, for example if they are pregnant or lactating, and this is something you can discuss with your vet to help choose a safe product.
Remaining regular with your preventatives is important: lapses in treatment, even for as little as a week, can put your cat at risk of ticks and fleas in particular.
Orchard Health Plan Benefits
Our Health Plan members have all the essential parasite coverage included in their annual plan, and we will even remind you when your next few months of product are ready to collect! You can choose if you would prefer a monthly or quarterly plan. To have a look at our Health Plan and it’s other benefits, please visit the web page here.