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Tapeworms Tape Worm Tabs
Get rid of unhealthy tapeworms with over-the-counter Tape Worm Tabs. They are effective and easy to give. Worms are common in cats, and unfortunately, the family—especially children—can also become infected.
Itching / Hair loss Advantage
The #1 cause of hair loss in cats is due to fleas. Just one flea bite can cause an allergic reaction, which leads to itching, over-grooming and hair loss. Use Advantage or Frontline to prevent fleas before they become a problem. To quickly decrease itch and inflammation, put Yucca Intensive (p.10) on your cat’s skin.
Raw Spots Malaseb Shampoo
Use Malaseb Shampoo to eliminate bacteria,
ringworm, and yeast that thrive in raw, open skin infections. Your cat will appreciate that Malaseb Shampoo doesn’t sting.
Hot Spots HomeoPet Hot Spots
Used to relieve hot spots that are red, oozing or dry, and flaky. Supports healing where hair loss occurs from chewing and licking the hot spot area. All organic.
Shedding 1-800-PetMeds Shed Terminator
Excessive shedding can be unhealthy, cause pain and discomfort, and lead to skin problems. 1-800-PetMeds Shed Terminator helps to reduce or eliminate unwanted shedding with a unique blend of vitamins and minerals to restore your pet’s vibrant coat. Hairball control from reduced shedding helps prevent digestive upsets..
Diarrhea Fast Balance-G.I.
Diarrhea distresses the family and the cat. Help re-establish the friendly bacteria that should be in your cat’s intestines by using Fast Balance-G.I. at the first sign of diarrhea. Feed broth and mashed sweet potatoes for a day and let your cat’s digestive system recover. If diarrhea persists or is bloody, see your vet.
First Aid Nolvasan Skin and Wound Cleanser
Cats are naturally very clean, but be ready to help them when they have a wound. Use Nolvasan Skin and Wound Cleanser and clear away the nasty bacteria that lead to cat abscesses and infections.
Respiratory Infection Be Well for Cats
The most common infection among cats is an upper respiratory viral infection. Boost your cat’s overall health to make it less prone to infection. Sprinkle Be Well on your cat’s food. Cats love the taste!
Dental, Gum Problems C.E.T. Chews
C.E.T. Chews are a great tasting and effective way to help keep your cat’s breath fresh and teeth clean. C.E.T. Chews enhance and activate a naturally-occurring oral defense mechanism
Ear Infections 1-800-PetMeds Ear Cleansing Solution
Cats hate having ear infections that hurt and interfere with their delicate sense of balance. Use 1-800-PetMeds Ear Cleansing Solution monthly to control yeast and bacteria and prevent infection.

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