Sampson is an approximately 11-year-old domestic long-haired male-neutered cat who received Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) after he was brought in for sinus drainage. The cat would have sneezing fits several times a day and a thick greenish discharge would be expelled. This had been going on since 2006, when he was adopted. The cat had been treated with antibiotics and steroids over the years with some positive response but continued discharge.
External parasites are the bane of every pet and pet owner. One of the worst external parasites is ticks. Besides being irritating, ticks can carry disease, some of which are transmittable to humans. For pets, these parasites can cause physical problems ranging from skin problems to arthritis to lethargy and depression, just to list a few. Keeping your pet tick-free is a tenet of good health for both pets and their human companions.