**sigh** I just got back from the vet with DS#1's cat -- she has worms. Nothing serious, just needs two treatments of deworming pills....and we're doing two treatments on our other cat as well to be safe.
We already dealt with fleas -- same cat (didn't realize fleas can cause worms, or would have gotten her the deworming stuff when the fleas appeared).
We also just dealt with three of the kids having lice!
Blech! We never dealt with ANY of these things before moving here.
The cats were (and still are) indoor only. But there are strays everywhere....including climbing up right outside windows while our cats lay on the other side of the screens. So I need to stay really on-top of flea treatments.
And the kids were always able to avoid the outbreaks of lice in their schools in the states....that was pure luck, I suppose.
I admit that I need a break from all these buggie-boos......but I am still insanely happy with living here and am glad we moved.