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Thursday, August 20, 2015
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Identify ticks and safely remove them from your cat.

Ticks are most commonly found on moorland and in long grass, or woodland and they can carry Lyme disease – although more prevalent in the USA – which can affect humans and animals.

If left untreated, ticks can cause infection, sore patches and abscesses. If your cat comes home with a tick (the first sign is a small dot attached to your cat’s skin but as it feeds it gets larger and can be mistaken for a wart or lump) it’s important to remove it as soon as possible.

Here are some top tips to deal with pesky ticks

 

 

For more information on ticks and other parasites read our leaflet Fleas and other parasites.

Consult your vet for further advice, or if you notice any change in your cat’s health or behaviour.

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