Ticks can jeopardize the
health of even strong and vigorous cats. Know more on cat ticks &
various available measures for removing ticks from cats.
Ticks on Cats
Ticks are tiny blood-sucking
vermin that might easily cling/ latch to the coat of your pet during his
morning or evening strolls. These parasites stick to the skin of the
host (your cat), and might suck blood till they get engorged and fall
off the skin. A fully bloated tick might be of the same size as a pea or
a bean. Sometimes, ticks might act as the carriers of various illnesses,
like 'Lyme Disease'. In certain cases, ticks also lead to allergic
reactions in your pet and give rise to severe ulcers and ruptures on the
skin. Cited below are some measures, which will help in the prevention
of ticks on your domestic cat.
How to Prevent Ticks on Cats To avoid various diseases associated with
ticks, it is extremely important that you remove these critters as soon
as you spot them, and inhibit their further multiplication. Learn some
preventive measures here
- Though cats are quite meticulous when it comes to grooming, you
should nevertheless keep a check on the hygiene of your domestic
- Give a proper bath to your feline companion with a medicated soap
or a shampoo every ten days.
- Particular dusts and sprays are also available that helps in
preventing ticks. Consult your veterinarian.
- Tie a flea collar/ tick collar on your pet to prevent the
attachment of new ticks, and promote the detachment of ticks already
present in the body.
- Treat all the indoor cracks, corners and crevices of your home
with insecticides or other preventive sprays.
- Keep your surroundings clean. Don't let debris accumulate near
the house and cut long grasses and bushes in your garden.
- Wear a pair of latex gloves and feel the coat of your pet
whenever he comes back from his outdoor explorations.
If you spot a tick, immediately
remove it for preventing any kind of disease transmission. With a pair
of tweezers or other tick-removing device, grab the tick near its head
and pull it out from the skin. In case of high infestation, consult your
veterinarian. He/ She can suggest the best medication for your pet,
keeping into account various risk factors (like geographical location,
lifestyle and potential exposure) of the animal.