Adult Cat Food and Nutrition
“My SnowFlake will never catch a flea…”
So you thought it would never happen to your cat?
Don’t be embarrassed.
Ticks and fleas are common in South Africa and if your best friend is a hunter or in contact with other pets or humans then chances are at some stage of his live he’ll carry a flea or tick.
How do I spot fleas?
Fleas are very small (1mm – 4mm) and cats are good groomers. This makes spotting fleas difficult. But if you nod your head to more than one of the following points it’s a good idea to treat your friend with one of Bob Martin’s Tick and Flea Products for Cats:
- Intense scratching and biting of their coat
- Excessive grooming
- Hair loss and bald patches
- Avoidance of certain rooms in your home (fleas like carpeted rooms – your cat will avoid these rooms)
- Agitation and restlessness
- Red and inflamed bumps
- Lethargy (your friend might seem even more lazy than usual)
- Tiny peppercorn-specks on your cat’s fur (this is flea “dirt”).
Unfortunately fleas aren’t the only critters you may encounter on Snowflake. Since cats are hunters and love to prowl in the veld and bushes you might find a tick on your feline from time to time.
“Help! I’ve spot a tick on Snowflake!”
Don’t rush to pull out this nasty monster – you might cause more harm as its mouthpart might break off and get left behind. This can cause a serious infection.
The best way to remove a tick is to grasp the tick firmly with tweezers as close as possible to where it is attached to the skin. Slowly and steadily pull the tick straight up.
Remember! If Felix has a flea or tick you need to treat all the animals in your home!