INVASION DISEASES OF CATS

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Invasive diseases are caused by representatives of animal origin, who lead a parasitic lifestyle. Adult parasites, and their larvae, cause these diseases. Sick animals and humans can be the main source of infection.

Your cat can get infected in several ways. The disease can be transmitted in contact, that is, when communicating with a diseased animal or with items of care for it. Blood-sucking arthropods also transmit diseases. It happens that a kitten can get infected from a sick cat mom in uteri. Factors that contribute to the infection of the animal can be: contaminated soil, grass, other environmental objects, invertebrates (they are often sources of parasites), poor cat content, which leads to a decrease in the immunity of the animal. Parasites live mainly in the digestive tract of a cat, but can settle in other tissues, as well as on the skin of an animal. Therefore, depending on the habitat of parasites, they are divided into two groups - external and internal. Diagnosis of parasitic diseases is based on interracial and postmortem methods. Of course, the most accurate diagnosis is postmortem autopsy. The interracial method is based on the evaluation of clinical signs, laboratory tests and immunological reactions. As always, we came to you with the conclusion that an accurate diagnosis is established only by the veterinarian. The cat owner can determine the cause of the disease by noticing lice or fleas on the body of his pet. For the treatment and prevention of invasive diseases, various medications are used, derived from the groups of parasites on which their action is directed. Depending on the disease, medications can be applied externally, orally, subcutaneously, intravenously, and the medications themselves can be in the form of ointments, capsules, tablets, decoctions, solutions, etc. What exactly and in what dose, the veterinarian will tell you. We all know that it is easier to prevent a disease than to treat it. Prevention of invasive diseases is very important and should be carried out in a comprehensive, planned manner. The basis for the prevention of invasive diseases are favorable conditions for keeping the animal, caring for the cat, feeding it properly; A cat should not wander and contact sick animals; Do not eat waste and infested meat products. It is also necessary to isolate a sick animal from a healthy one, and prevent contact between them. A routine preventive treatment of the animal with ant parasitic drugs is necessary. In short: "Cleanliness is the guarantee of health!"

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