Keeping Your Cat Safe from Fleas, Ticks & Mosquitoes
The great outdoors can be fun for cats, but it’s also the home to many creatures that can wreak havoc on their health. Insects and arachnids can be hosts to parasites and diseases that can make your beloved furry family members sick or, at the very least, itchy and uncomfortable.
Whether your cat lives primarily indoors or enjoys daily excursions in the wild, he could be at risk for certain health hazards if he’s not protected from pests like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
- Fleas not only make cats itchy due to allergic reactions to their bites – a condition called flea allergy dermatitis – but if your cat eats one while licking, it can also transmit tapeworm, which makes its home in your cat’s intestines.
- Ticks, like fleas, love to drink the blood of your furry family members, and when they do, they can transmit harmful diseases like feline infectious anemia, babesiosis, and Lyme disease.
- Mosquitoes can spread heartworm, which can be extremely dangerous and even fatal to dogs and cats.
Guard Against Backyard Bugs
Keeping your cat safe from harmful insects is possible, especially if you incorporate a monthly, year-round prevention program that includes Curicyn’s BodyGuard Fly, Flea, Tick and Insect Repellent™ spray.
Why use a product like BodyGuard? A few reasons: it’s simple, safe, and effective. Its active ingredient is an innovative essential oil-based insect repellent (geraniol), a “minimal risk” pesticide that poses no risk to humans or animals.
If you prefer to steer clear of chemicals, it’s purr-fect for your cat, since it’s 100% non-toxic and uses natural ingredients to repel fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and more. It has no harmful or offensive odors, and your cat won’t notice anything when grooming herself. It’s also ideal for pets who may experience adverse reactions to certain ingredients in topical flea and tick preventive medications.
An Added Line of Defense
If your cat is already on a veterinarian-recommended flea and tick preventive product, BodyGuard can add an extra line of defense in your battle against bugs.
Most flea and tick prevention products for cats work to disrupt the life cycle of the flea, meaning once fleas infest your cat and come into contact with the product’s chemical ingredients, they die. But those products don’t prevent infestation, and fleas can still come into your home on your cat – and set up a community that can take months to eradicate, while potentially spreading to other animals or yourself. BodyGuard repels fleas and ticks, keeping them away from your pet before they can set up a home.
Additionally, many monthly flea and tick preventives for cats are liquids that need to be applied directly to the pet’s skin. If not enough of the solution is applied (if some is shaken off, for example) or it rubs off before it is fully dry, your cat may not be protected. Simply spraying your cat with BodyGuard will ensure your pet won’t pick up any travelers that could cause health issues down the road. If your cat goes outdoors each day, apply each day. For indoor cats who have limited exposure to pests, use as needed.
Using BodyGuard Fly, Flea, Tick and Insect Repellant spray as part of your cat’s pest prevention plan gives you the peace of mind to know your feline friend is protected against harmful, disease-carrying insects. And it’s safe for use on your whole animal family, including dogs and horses!