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  • Hello, I have a cat named Toby who is 11 months old. He has a lot of fleas and we'd like to get him on a flea treatment. Which flea treatment brand would you offer to our cat?? He also like to kill animals like birds and mice. We're afraid for him to get parasites or a disease from that. How can we prevent and illnesses? Thank you for your time.

    Hi Harold,
    I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian about this question. The flea medication that will be best for your cat will depend on a few different factors including where you live, the environment that Toby is exposed to, and his overall health. As for the prevention of disease, the best thing to prevent this is to keep him inside where he can’t kill the animals. If this is not an option, I recommend that you talk to your local vet about your concerns. The risk will depend on the type of animals killed and the diseases that are prevalent in your local area. Your vet knows the local area and they will be able to give you the best advice on both of these questions.


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