The key to a long feline life is prevention. Make sure that your cat visits a veterinarian on a regular basis. Most seemingly healthy pets can go with yearly visits, but outdoor cats should be examined at least twice a year. Dewormers that are formulated with active ingredients like piperazine work by paralyzing parasites and worms, halting their assault on your pets’ intestinal tract. Stronger dewormers can be given to you by your veterinarian. To reduce your pets’ exposure to fleas that may have parasites clinging to them, it is recommended that you do not allow them to wonder in marshes and areas with tall grass. These tend to be breeding grounds for parasites, worms, and bacteria that can infect your pets.
In many places, it is required by law that pets are vaccinated before they are able to go congregate. Even though most pet owners follow this rule, it is still important to be able to pinpoint symptoms. You do not want a sick pet to potentially expose your pets to illness. A cat that looks particularly lethargic, dirty, and look like they have excessive bloating around the midsection; are all potential signs of a cat that is infected. Outdoor cats are exposed to the elements, predators, aggressive cats, and parasites. An outdoor cat generally lives a much shorter life than an indoor cat.