Cats with Ticks – Top 10 Tips 2017 On How to deal with Ticks
- Cats with Ticks – Top 10 Tips 2017 – How to deal with Ticks
Removing ticks from your Cats are undoubtedly at the bottom of the list of activities you have to look forward to every year.
- Firstly How to remove a tick
Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick.
After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol.
Dispose of live ticks by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container.
Here are a few ideas to consider, what you can do to keep your cat tick-free throughout the season!
- Spot-on Treatments
Using an over the counter spot-on medication that you purchase from your veterinarian, pet store, or online can be a very effective method for controlling both ticks and fleas.
- Oral Medications
Once a month pills are not as readily available cats as for dogs, and most tick prevention pills used for cats are actually pills made for small dogs.
Bathing your cat with a shampoo that contains medicated ingredients will generally kill ticks on contact.
- Tick Dips
A dip is a concentrated chemical that needs to be diluted in water and applied to the animal’s fur with a sponge or poured over the back. Do not rinse the pet after application of a dip product.
- Tick Sprays
Another medicated topical application, tick spray kills ticks quickly and provides residual protection.
Another method of topical medication, tick powders are an effective method for killing and repelling ticks from your pet.
- Checking your Cat
After being outside in areas where ticks may be lurking, be sure to carefully check your cat for ticks. Look between the toes, inside the ears, between the legs.
- Keeping your Cat Indoors
If you have never let your cat outside, there is no reason to start.
- Finally Tick Collars
Collars that repel ticks are an additional preventive you can use, though they are mainly only useful for protecting the neck and head from ticks.
Mrs J P Morgan (rescue centre for cats)