These tiny pests take up residence in an animal's fur and are extremely difficult to evict.
- Symptoms: Itching -- which may be shared by other family members, animal and human, if the fleas migrate to furnishings throughout the home.
- What to do: Eliminate the fleas from your pet and its environment as much as possible. Ask your vet to recommend or prescribe effective treatments and repellents that are safe for your cat; the wrong type or strength can be irritating at best and fatal at worst. Frequent baths may play a key role in the anti-flea program.
Continued on page 4: FUS (Feline Urological Syndrome)