Parasite Prevention

Prevention is the best way to protect your cat against deadly heartworms, intestinal parasites, and flea and tick infestations.

Prevention is the best approach in protecting your cat against deadly heartworms, intestinal parasites, and flea and tick infestations. Your veterinarian will help you find the product that is right for your cat based on his or her needs.

External Parasites

External Parasites are assessed visually by your veterinarian.


Fleas thrive when the weather is warm and humid. All cats are susceptible to flea infestations. Beyond the skin irritation and discomfort, flea infestations can also cause deadly infections, flea-allergy dermatitis (OUCH!), and the transmission of tapeworm parasites if ingested.


Ticks can spread serious infectious diseases to cats and people. Cat owners should inspect their cats regularly for ticks, large and small, especially after being outside in wooded or grassy areas.

Internal Parasites

Internal Parasites are assessed by blood tests and fecal exams.

Intestinal Parasites

There is a possibility that some of these parasites may be transmitted to you and your family if your cat becomes infected. Indoor cats should be dewormed yearly and outdoor cats should be dewormed two times a year. Common intestinal parasites include:

  • Roundworm
  • Hookworm
  • Lungworm
  • Cryptosporidium


Mosquitoes can spread heartworm, a harmful disease that affects cats. As its name implies, heartworm lives in the blood of a pet’s heart and blood vessels. We recommend annual screenings for cats, even if they are already on heartworm preventatives

Life is better for your cat and family without parasites. Regardless of where you live, flea, tick, and heartworm prevention should be given year-round.

Ask your veterinarian to help you choose flea, tick, heartworm, and intestinal parasite preventatives today!