The dangers of cat fleas

More than just the parasitic bearers of itching and scratching, fleas that have found their way onto your cat can transmit troublesome diseases.

More than just the parasitic bearers of itching and scratching, fleas that have found their way onto your cat can transmit troublesome diseases.

At first glance of infestation, you might just fear for your furry friend's bugging displeasure and sore skin. While you might act fast to eradicate these critters, some fleas might overstay their (un)welcome and bring about illnesses, aches and pains worse than an irritated coat. According to PetPlace, fleas can contaminate your kitty companion with ailments such as tapeworms, haemobartonella or even the plague. Many of these maladies can cause further damage and result in anemia for your pet leading to severe blood loss. Due to this condition, some cats require hospitalization, where survival isn't always guaranteed as stated by PetPlace.

To avoid this suffering for you and your feline friend, use Hartz® UltraGuard® Flea & Tick Collar for Cats and Kittens to put a stop to fleas and ticks for up to seven months to protect and prevent your cat from the dangers of fleas.


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