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Do mosquitos bite cats?

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One of my cats, Thumper, has a constant swarm of mosquitos around her. She likes to stay outside a lot right now instead of coming inside where it is cooler and they would leave her alone. Are they biting her? I didn't know if they could get through the fur or not. She is a long-haired cat. Also, is there anything I can do to make them stay away from her?
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Mosquitos do bite cats. Depending on where you live, they can also carry heartworm disease, or west nile virus. The best prevention is to keep them in a dusk. I have read different things on catnip as a repellent, but havn't seen anything on using it on cats, or how you would use it. So many chemicals are toxic to cats, everything used for mosquitos is only safe for dogs
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I use catnip oil on my horse's belly to repel mosquitos. I use it sparingly because using a lot of it makes the bees like my horses real well. I have never used it on cats, not sure you could even use the catnip spray, or your cat might just go out of her head in smelling herself to ectasy!
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Revolution is supposed to keep away mosquitoes as well as fleas and ticks. Check with your vet and see if they carry it!
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