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Q. I just found out that my cat has tapeworms. Can this be harmful to myself or my children?
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Tapeworms are caused by either eating fleas (most commonly), or by eating raw meat infected with tapeworms.  Fleas in the house hold can not only cause dog and cat diseases, but if ingested can also infect humans with tapeworms.  Flea control is the key!  Please contact us immediately if you need help removing fleas from your household. 

Q. Are heartworms a concern for cats as they are with dogs?
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Heartworms are – just as with dogs – a concern when it comes to cats. Because there is no treatment for heartworms in cats, it's very important that your cat receive a monthly heartworm preventative throughout the year.



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79 Oxholm Circle. Garner, NC 27529
919-662-7387