Q: We have a number of cats, and I feel considered one of them has tapeworms. Do all the cats must be handled? We have some Advantage, and I’m questioning if I ought to apply it on all of them despite the fact that I by no means see any fleas on them.
A: You do not need to deal with all the cats in the home for tapeworms – solely the affected cat must be handled. Tapeworms usually are not unfold from cat to cat. Cats get tapeworms from consuming a flea that’s contaminated with tapeworm eggs, so for your cat to have gotten tapeworms, he should have swallowed a flea.
If you don’t see fleas in your cats, then the flea drawback should be very minor. But there has to have been not less than one flea, since that’s how tapeworm infections are acquired. I’d play it protected and deal with all the cats in the home with a topical flea remedy.
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