Parasites and Your Pet
Parasites live on or in our pets, and sometimes us, and can cause a range of signs. From ectoparasites, who live on the skin, to endoparasites, who live inside our pets, parasites are found inhabiting all our pet species and are a frequent reason for our pets to end up visiting their local vet! To find out more about the parasites your pet could be at risk from, and how you can protect them, follow our handy links below.
Mites And Your Cat
Mites live on the skin of your cat, and can make them itchy, uncomfortable and looking less than their best. Keeping your cat mite-free will keep them feeling and looking great!
Ticks And Your Cat
Cats are fastidious creatures, and their regular coat cleaning means they are much less likely to pick up ticks than dogs. Click here to find out more.
Tritrichmonas And Your Cat
Tritrichomonas is a microscopic parasite which lives in the large intestines of cats, where it causes diarrhoea. Find out more.
Toxoplasma And Your Cat
Worried about Toxoplasma and your cat? Read our professional pet health advice on everything you need to know to about Toxoplasmosis & your feline.
Hookworms And Your Cat
Hookworms are a small type of roundworm. Despite their small size, however, they can still cause problems in our cats, although less frequently than in dogs.
Heartworms And Your Cat
Find out all the information you may need about heartworms and how they might affect your cat - including prevention and treatment
Giardia And Your Cat
Giardia are a type of protozoa – a microscopic parasite – which lives in the small intestines. Read our expert advice on how to prevent this disease.
Lice And Your Cat
Lice live on the skin of your cat, and feed on the skin itself. Lice can be uncomfortable for your cat, and can make them itchy and sore in large numbers.
Toxocara (Roundworms) And Your Cat
What are the causes for Roundworms in cats? How do you prevent and treat Roundworms for your cat? Read professional advice form our qualified vets today.
Lungworm And Your Cat
Cat and dog lungworm are not the same parasite and cat lungworm is not as severe. Lungworm in cats is rare in the UK but the number of cases are rising.
Fleas And Your Cat
Fleas are tiny parasites that love to feed on your cat’s blood, the bite usually causes your pet to scratch, and it can lead to irritation and allergies.
Tapeworms And Your Cat
Learn all you need to know about Tapeworms in cats with Vets4Pets. Professional advice about the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of Tapeworms.