Fleas and ticks. Ewww, we don’t even want to think about them but it’s important to stay on top of this to prevent your cat from becoming a blood meal for parasites. Even indoor cats can get fleas and ticks, especially if you have a dog who could be bringing the little blood suckers inside. If you’re treating the dog but not treating the indoor cat then fleas and ticks could end up having a field day.
Just Because You Don’t See Them Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t There
Because cats are such fastidious groomers, you may never actually see a live flea on your kitty. You may, however, see the flea debris. Depending on your cat’s coat and how often you groom him (if at all), you may never notice any signs of flea infestation other than seeing non-stop scratching by your cat or, if there’s a flea allergy, changes in the cat’s skin and coat.