Learn how to treat kitten worms, ticks and fleas. Cat flea and tick infestation are common especially in the northern part of United States. Kitten worms or as it is commonly called, flea bites, can be transmitted from one animal to another during mating. Fleas lay their eggs on host’s fur where they can hatch and develop into larvae and eventually maggots that migrate into the host animal. The larvae feed off the host animal until there is no Host (Body) left for the next parasitization. At this point the maggot attaches itself to the skin of the animal and begins feeding on blood causing an allergic reaction which will usually last several days.
The most effective treatment for cat fleas and ticks is the use of topical medications and/or worming. Topical medications are those that are applied directly to the skin (allergies often react well to topical applications). There are two types of topical treatment; powders and liquids. The liquids are often better at penetrating the hair shafts and applying to a greater area, while the powders are more easily absorbed through the skin. Although many believe that the best treatment is prevention, it is wise to apply these treatments when you notice that your cat may be developing one of these parasites.
Although it is not proven, some feel that giving kittens worm or tick treatments to prevent the parasites from developing into adults is better than trying to cure them once they have hatched. Prevention, however, is always better than the cure. If you feel that your cat is developing one of these parasites contact your veterinarian who can provide further advice. Remember that prevention is better than the cure. If you are ever unsure about whether your kitten or cat has worms, ticks, or fleas, then please seek immediate advice from your local vet on how to treat kitten worms and ticks.