Why Cat Flea and Parasite Control Matters

Cat flea and parasite control is crucial for the health and well-being of your feline companion. Fleas, ticks, and other parasites not only cause discomfort and irritation to your cat but can also transmit diseases. As cat owners in Metairie and the Greater New Orleans area, you know that fleas can be problematic year-round. At Cat Hospital of Metairie, we develop customized programs tailored to the specific needs of your cat and your environmental situation.

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Signs Your Cat May Have Fleas or Parasites

  • Visible Fleas or Ticks: If you see fleas or ticks on your cat’s fur, it’s a clear sign that they need treatment.
  • Excessive Scratching or Biting: Fleas and parasites cause itching and discomfort, leading to excessive scratching or biting, especially around the neck and tail.
  • Hair Loss or Redness: Infestations can result in hair loss, redness, or inflammation of the skin.
  • Lethargy or Restlessness: Parasites can make your cat feel unwell, resulting in lethargy or restlessness.
  • Pale Gums: Anemia caused by fleas or parasites can lead to pale gums.
  • Flea Dirt: Tiny black specks, often called “flea dirt,” on your cat’s fur can indicate a flea infestation.

Our Cat Flea and Parasite Control Services

  • Customized Treatment Plans: We understand that every cat is unique, which is why we develop customized flea and parasite control plans based on your cat’s specific needs. Whether it’s flea prevention, tick control, or deworming, we have the solution.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Control: We review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard, and on your pet. Our goal is to eliminate parasites from every aspect of your cat’s environment.
  • Topical Treatments: We offer safe and effective topical treatments that can be applied directly to your cat’s skin to kill fleas and ticks on contact.
  • Oral Medications: For cats to which topical treatments are difficult to apply, we provide oral medications that effectively eliminate fleas and parasites.
  • Environmental Control: In addition to treating your cat, we provide guidance on how to control fleas in your home environment. This includes vacuuming regularly, washing bedding, and using flea-control products.
  • Routine Check-ups: Regular check-ups are essential for monitoring your cat’s flea and parasite status. We recommend annual screenings to ensure your cat remains parasite-free.

Why Choose Cat Hospital of Metairie for Cat Flea and Parasite Control?

  • Customized Programs: We develop tailored programs for your cat’s specific needs and your environmental situation.
  • Effective Treatments: Our treatments are safe and effective, ensuring the elimination of fleas and parasites.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We address flea and parasite control from all angles, including indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced veterinarians provide guidance on how to control fleas in your home and prevent re-infestation.
  • Routine Check-ups: We recommend annual screenings to ensure your cat remains free from fleas and parasites.