Parasite Prevention and Control
Cats are susceptible to several parasitic infections, several of which can infect people in addition to animals. Therefore, parasite prevention is not only important for the health of your pet, but also for the health of your family.
- Fleas and Ticks. Fleas and ticks are troublesome parasites of the skin. Flea and tick prevention is important because these pests not only cause problems with the skin, but they also possess the ability to transmit several diseases to the cat. Fortunately, we have many safe and highly effective products that will treat and prevent flea and tick infestations.
- Heartworm. Cats get heartworm, too. Heartworm is a worm that resides in the heart and lungs of infected cats. It is transmitted by mosquitoes that transmit heartworm larva from cat to cat when bitten. These larvae then develop into adult worms that over time cause heart disease and respiratory problems in cats. Fortunately, this is a preventable disease, and there are several excellent monthly heartworm preventatives available at Animal Medical Center of Fort Sheridan. These products, when administered year-round, provide outstanding protection against heartworm disease. Our team will help guide you through which product and prevention plans are best suited for you and your cat!