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There seem to be a lot of questions and misconceptions about parasites and cats. I'd like to take this opportunity to point out what these parasites can do to your cat and why you should worry about them. Credit: Thinkstock Cats and Fleas Fleas are one of the most common parasites we find on cats. Here's what you need to know about them. –Fleas survive on a blood diet. Because these parasites ingest your cat's blood, anemia is a potential complication. –Some cats develop an allergy to the bite of the flea. Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) is one of the most common allergies diagnosed in cats. Because the allergy is a reaction to a substance in the flea's saliva, it takes only one flea...

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