Keep your Cat Parasite Free - Easily!
In reality only around 50% of the UK’s cat population is taken to the vet at least once a year. That leaves 50% that are taken less frequently.
Of the cats that do visit their vet, only around 1/3 receive a routine flea control treatment. This means that there are literally millions of cats that will either be harbouring flea infestations or susceptible to attack from these pesky parasites.
There are many possible reasons why cats do not receive flea treatments as often as they might need. These include the fact that owners might just forget or are unsure about how often treatments are needed.
Because cats need to be treated for worms and fleas, the number of treatments required for each parasite can vary and may be confusing to some owners.
Recent advances in the chemistry of parasite control products means that it is now possible to treat for fleas and worms (and mites and lice) with just one product. These new products, such as Advocate, are only available from vets on prescription.
So, while it may mean a trip to see a vet, the convenience of an all-in-one flea and worm treatment might be the most appropriate option for some cat owners. Contact your local Pet Doctors for more information.