A good cat is a necessity at every barn; they inexpensively keep the rodents and bugs away and provide much-needed snuggles when you’ve had a hard day! But just like your horses and dogs, they need regular maintenance to ensure they are happy and healthy. From de-worming to vaccines, here are a few must-dos for your barn cat.¬†

Deworming 

Did you know that 45% of cats are affected by worms? It’s true, which is why it is vital to keep your cat on a regular deworming schedule. It is recommended that cats be dewormed at least four times a year. But if your barn cat is good at its job, you should deworm monthly to avoid worms or parasites from mice, birds, or other animals. The most common intestinal worms are roundworms and tapeworms. The reason it’s so important to get on a schedule and stick to it is that most infected cats do not show signs of having worms. However, heavy burdens of worms can cause weight loss, vomiting, and diarrhea, and failure to thrive.

Barn Cat Deworming at FarmVet

Revolution Plus for Cats is an easy-to-use, quick-drying topical that protects your cat from 6 common parasites in one dose. This broad-spectrum protection helps your cat tackle fleas, ticks, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms, and heartworms. 

Barn Cat Deworming at FarmVet

Drontal Feline is an easy-to-feed pill that can remove tapeworm, hookworm, and roundworm in cats and kittens older than two months. 

Flea/Tick 

Fleas are the most common external cat parasites. Fleas will make your cat uncomfortable, they can also be a source of disease. Not only can fleas carry the bacteria that causes Cat Scratch Fever, but they can also transmit tapeworms. Fortunately for cats, fleas and tapeworms are easily prevented with topical medications.

Barn Cat Flea and tick care at FarmVet

The Seresto Flea and Tick Collar provides 8 months of prevention and treatment against fleas and ticks for cats and kittens 10 weeks of age and older. 

Barn Cat Flea and tick care at FarmVet

Bravecto for Cats is a topical continuous flea and tick protection for both that can give your cat protection for up to 12 weeks with one single treatment. 

Barn Cat Flea and tick care at FarmVet

Frontline Plus for Cats offers complete, long-lasting flea and tick control on the market today, killing up to 100% of fleas on your pet within 18 hours and up to 100% of ticks on your pet within 48 hours. 

Vaccinations 

All outside cats should be fully vaccinated for the core cat diseases, such as herpes virus, caliche virus, and panleukopenia virus. This will keep your cats healthy and happy longer. Check with your vet for any additional vaccinations you should consider.

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