I don't have any cats - never have. (love them, but too many family members allergic). I'm watching my friends' cat who spends nights outside and I was wondering if the basic preventive measures used for dogs are also standard for cats? Do you give cats heartworm and stuff like you do dogs? I don't think they give Smokey any preventive med and I don't even know if he's been to the vet (maybe, I don't know). I wanted to make some recommendations to them when they get back but I don't know enough.
Please fill me in on basic preventive cat care measures. Thank you!