Vlasyoney in cats - a dangerous parasitic disease
Despite the fact that the majority of conscious owners of pets make every effort to ensure the sound health of their wards, sometimes they have different diseases. Very dangerous, for example, withers in cats. These small wingless insects have a flattened body. Their size varies within 1-2 mm. The quadrangular flat head of the insect is much wider than the breast. Vlasoids in cats cause them great trouble. The insect has a large oral cavity of gnawing type. The basis of the food is withered - scales of the epidermis and animal hair.
Cat eaters: symptoms, photo
Vlasyoney in an animal can appear at any time of the year. It is possible to infect them everywhere, and especially simply - when communicating an animal with a previously infected cat or by contact with objects of care for it. That's why you need to carefully choose "friends" for your pet. Also, cases of infection of kittens from a sick mother are not uncommon. In this case, parasites significantly weaken the immunity of small animals. Vlasoids in cats reproduce very quickly. If at the initial stage of the parasite is almost invisible, then within a couple of weeks you can find signs of the disease. The females of these insects paste 20-60 eggs to the animal's woolens. After 7-12 days of them hatch larvae, which after 14-20 days (after three molts) become adults insects.
Most often these parasites affect cats living in unfavorable conditions, as well as sick and weakened animals. A great incentive for the appearance of withers is the poor nutrition of the pet. The main signs of the disease: strong scratching of the skin (sometimes to the blood), the incessant itching, inducing the animal to itch constantly. With severe lesions, cat hair loss, dermatitis, phlegmon are often observed. Vlasoids in cats are localized most often at the base of the animal's tail, as well as on the inner surface of the legs and thighs. To establish the diagnosis, it is necessary to carefully inspect the coat of the animal, pushing it to the skin. Parasites and their eggs are colored yellowish.
Treatment and prevention
Vlacoids in cats, whose photos are on the skin and wool on the right, are destroyed by those drugs that are designed to get rid of fleas. Since they most often kill only larvae, and not eggs and adult insects, antiparasitic treatment should be carried out 3-4 times in the warm season (with an interval of 10-12 days) and in the cold period (after 14-18 days). One of the most popular preparations for the destruction of parasites is a drop of "Fiprist." They are designed to be applied to the withers of an animal. This tool not only heals, but also protects cats from infection by swearing. No less effective are the drops of the "IN-AP complex", which act on the same principle as the "Fiirst" preparation.
For the prevention of this disease, it is sufficient to observe a balanced nutrition of the pet and the necessary veterinary and sanitary conditions for its maintenance, to regularly perform a thorough examination of the wool.