Stemming from the erroneous idea that indoor-only cats experience few (if any) risks related to their environment, many cat owners forego parasite prevention. The truth is, regardless of their lifestyle cats are prime targets for various internal and external bloodsuckers. This makes the most sense during the summer, but do cats really need year-round medication to prevent health problems? Without a doubt, every cat needs parasite prevention all 12 months of the year.
Some parasites can enter a stage of dormancy during the colder months, but this temporary and often incomplete suspension doesn’t protect cats from other threats. Revolution and Revolution Plus is a monthly topical treatment that protects cats from:
- Heartworm-carrying mosquitos
- Ear mites
Felines of all ages and lifestyles can unexpectedly come into contact with parasites through prey, soil, water and feces. Applied to the back of your cat’s neck once a month, Revolution and Revolution Plus work hard to kill adult fleas and eggs, ear mites, intestinal parasites, and heartworm.
Screens and Doors
No matter what, bugs get in the house. They may hitchhike on your pant legs or shoes, or float in through open windows or doors. As a result, even an indoor cat needs parasite prevention.
A majority of cat owners either forget their cat’s monthly preventative or choose not to purchase the medication altogether. Because heartworm is untreatable in cats (and often fatal) it is critical to protect them with year round parasite prevention. Your friends at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital are here to help.
A Word on Ticks
Nobody likes ticks, and we like them less when found on our cats. Frighteningly, ticks can be found even in the winter, with the deer tick leading the pack. The same topical treatment for fleas and ticks also guards against ticks, reducing the risks of Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Your Cat Needs Parasite Prevention
The fact that your cat rarely ventures outside doesn’t entirely protect them from parasites. Cats end up outside at least once in their lives (by accident or on purpose), vectors can fly or hop indoors, and cats are known predators of parasite-carrying prey such as mice or birds.
Leaving your cat vulnerable to the dangerous effects of parasites may decrease quality and length of life. What’s more, these bugs can be harmful to people.
While there’s no one size fits all approach to feline health and wellness, Revolution and Revolution Plus offer you peace of mind that your cat is protected against infections and infestations all year round.