So we took the cat to the vet, he viewed our slide and determined the cat had sucking lice. YUCK! He said the best method for remedying the situation was a medicated shampoo. I really thought this might be a nightmare trying to give a cat a bath, but it turned out okay. Instead of using the bathtub, we used a bucket in the garage. We need to give him another bath next week, and then again in two weeks. Poor cat!
Who are your friends, Mr Dirty Cat!
He needs some
I read the Merck Veterinary manual which indicated that direct contact with a host carrier is required for contracting these vile pests. Hmmm, not sure who my cat's friends are outdoors. It doesn't sound like he has very wholesome peer contact. Apparently, long haired cats are more likely to carry the lice, and our cat is not long haired. Pretty weird how he got this as I never see any other cats around our area.