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Cat Parasites

Protecting our cats against parasites is just one of the ways we can make sure they are as happy and healthy as they can be.

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Tapeworms, fleas and roundworms all on the watch-out list, it’s definitely worth getting protection for your cat, even if they live indoors. 

Follow our handy links below to take a closer look at the parasites that can be a problem for your cat. 

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These horrible home invaders can be a nightmare to get rid of, spread rapidly and are partial to biting us too. For more information on fleas and your cat, have a look here.

Fleas can bite lots of our household pets – to take a look at some of the other pets that can be affected by fleas follow our link. 

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Unpleasant in their own right, ticks can also carry potentially deadly diseases such as Lymes disease, which can affect a range of species. Have a look at our helpful guide to see what the tick risk is to your cat, and what to do if you find one.

Ticks aren’t fussy and will latch on to many of our household pets – to take a look at some of the other pets that can be affected by ticks follow our link. 

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There are many worm species that can affect our cats, and can cause signs from mild diarrhoea right through to serious and potentially fatal disease. To have a look at the worms that can affect your cat, and for more detailed information on them all, have a look at our feline worms page.

Worms are found in all our pet species, although different worms like different pets! To take a look at some of the other pets that can be affected by worms follow our link. 

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Lice can make your skin crawl, literally! Known as pediculosis, a louse infestation is unpleasant for our cats, but thankfully easily managed in most cases. 

Read more about the common UK cat louse


Mite infestations, also known commonly as mange, can be an itchy business. With several species of mites more than happy to set up residence on your cat knowing what to look out for, and how to prevent them settling in, is an important part of keeping our cats scratch-free!

Read more about mites and your cat


This microscopic parasite can cause a remarkable amount of diarrhoea for its size! Impossible to see, and easy to pick up, giardia can also infect people. 

Read more about giardia


An emerging parasite, tritrichomonas can cause nasty and prolonged diarrhoea in affected cats. Hard to spot on tests, and tricky to treat, tritrichomonas can be a true problem parasite. 

Read more about tritrichmonas and your cat


Often in the media as a risk for pregnant women, toxoplasma is a common and microscopic parasite of cats. While actually the risk of catching toxoplasma from cats is very low, having information on the risks to you and to your cat can help you make the right decisions.

Read more about toxoplasma 

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For the best protection for your cat against parasites, consider our great range of health plans. Complete Care is the best way to make sure your cat has the best preventative healthcare around – keeping them healthy, and giving you peace of mind. 

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