We work hard to provide you with the best information and best advice possible when you bring your cat to us. We will recommend several different preventative options to keep your cat happy and healthy. Even if your cat is an indoor only cat they are not immune from contracting parasites, fleas and ticks. We have several ways to prevent and help you if your cat does contract an unwanted flea, tick parasite or worm.
Fleas can be an annoyance for both you and your cat. Fleas cause itching and irritation to your cat, but they can also carry other infections and disease. Fleas can also be an irritant to you as the cat owner, biting you when you least expect it!
If you have already found that your cat and home are infested with fleas we can assist you in eliminating them and preventing them from returning.
Heartworms spread to cats through mosquito bites, even indoor cats can get a mosquito bite. While most of New Mexico has a low rate of mosquitos, it is important to discuss preventing heartworm during your annual exam. There are ways to prevent heartworm, but currently no cure. Prevention is your best option to keep your cat safe year-round. For more information about Heartworm prevention please click here.
Parasite control is a vital element in the protection of your cat’s health. As kittens, many cats carry numerous intestinal parasites either obtained from their mother or exposure in the environment. Some of these parasites are transmittable to humans. For this reason, at your kitten’s first visit we will perform a fecal test to diagnose any parasitism early on and immediately begin appropriate treatment.
When you call to schedule your appointment we will instruct you on how to obtain a fresh fecal sample.
External parasites can be an issue throughout your cat’s life. Even if your cat is an indoor kitty, fleas, ticks and mosquitoes can be carried into your home by you or other family pets. Because of the seriousness of the diseases these pests can carry, Albuquerque Cat Clinic recommends year-round prevention for external parasites.