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Flea & Tick Prevention


Keeping Your Cat Safe from Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are a serious danger to your cat. Many people consider them just an annoying problem, but they can lead to serious diseases in cats.

When you visit the vet at an animal clinic, you can get your cat a general health exam, so your veterinarian will know whether they are a good candidate for parasite prevention medication. Cats on these medications don’t have to worry about flea and tick bites and can stay healthier because of it.

Call Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, CA, to make your appointment.

Flea Bites

Flea bites can cause serious allergic reactions in cats, and they can also spread many diseases. If a flea is infected with tapeworm larvae and your cat swallows the flea during self-grooming, your cat can become infected. Even if your cat doesn’t go outside at all, it can still get infested with fleas. It’s important for them to always be on medication for fleas and ticks for that reason.

Tick Bites

Tick bites can also spread several diseases, including Lyme disease and the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease. Tick bites can also be highly irritating to cats. An effective parasite prevention medication will keep ticks away from your cats.

Flea and Tick Medications

Once your vet determines your cat is healthy enough to take these medications, one can be prescribed for your cat. Many of these are made in a chewable formulation, so your cat will be able to take them easily. The veterinarian will know which medication is right for your specific cat.

Call Our Veterinarian

If you need an animal clinic in Downey, CA, call Firestone Animal Hospital at (562) 928-1341 to schedule your appointment. Flea and tick prevention is an important way to safeguard your cat’s health and prevent a host of avoidable diseases and conditions.

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7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

Firestone Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

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Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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