My cat sees the outdoors only through the window. So what’s the need for flea, tick and heartworm treatment? This is a question we’re asked frequently. Most people assume that if they have an inside only cat, they don’t have to treat them for these pesky bugs.
Here’s why that’s not true...
Why Heartworm treatment?
There is no treatment for heartworm in cats, only prevention. Its diagnosis is serious and potentially fatal. Heartworm comes from a mosquito, and mosquitos can easily get into your home. Symptoms may include coughing, asthma-like attacks, periodic vomiting, lack of appetite or weight loss. Occasionally an affected cat may have difficulty walking, experience fainting or seizures, or suffer from fluid accumulation in the abdomen. Unfortunately, the first sign in some cases is sudden collapse of the cat, or sudden death.
Why Flea Treatment?
While humans are not hosts for fleas, fleas can hitch a ride on your clothing and you can bring them into your home. A dog can also bring fleas inside, even if it has been treated, as most products kill the fleas after they bite. So if a flea hasn’t bitten the dog yet, a live flea can become their guest. Fleas can be pesky and difficult to get rid of – and avoided by putting your cat on a regular treatment regime,
Why Tick Treatment?
Since ticks can't jump, they stand on blades of grass or perch on vegetation until something they can latch onto walks by. This behavior is called “questing,” and it’s how ticks get in your clothing or on your skin. If you go inside and the tick hasn’t latched on to you, it can attach itself to your cat.
Many Pests. One Solution
There is a product that protects your family feline from all three of these pesky insects. And on top of protecting from fleas, ticks and heartworm, it also protects against ear mites and other worms.
The manufacturer, Revolution, is offering rebate rewards for a limited time when you buy a supply.