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I noticed that my cat’s fur have tiny ant-like(even smaller…

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Hi. I noticed that my cat’s fur have tiny ant-like(even smaller than that). That is when I take a close look and brush its fur, those tiny creatures crawls itself deeper into my cat’s fur. It’s super tiny unlike others where you can squeeze or easily pluck it off. Its so tiny that it is on each strand of the fur. Is it fleas, lice or something else? Are these supposed to be normal in animal’s fur?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?

No that is all. My cat does regular licking and cleaning of her fur.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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