How to Find Ticks on Cats

How to Find Ticks on Cats

Ticks are small, parasitic insects that can attach to your cat's skin and feed on their blood.

Where to Find Ticks on Cats

Ticks are most commonly found in areas where your cat's fur is thin, such as the head, neck, ears, and legs. They can also be found in the armpits, groin, and under the tail.

How to Identify Ticks

Ticks can be difficult to see, but they are usually about the size of a poppy seed.

How to Remove Ticks Safely

To remove a tick, use a pair of tweezers to grasp it as close to the skin as possible. Gently pull the tick straight out, without twisting or squeezing it.

What to Do

After removing a tick, wash the area with soap and water. Dispose of the tick by dropping it into a jar of alcohol or flushing it down the toilet.

When to See a Vet

If you find a tick on your cat, it's a good idea to take them to the vet to have them checked for diseases.

How to Prevent Ticks

Keep your cat indoors as much as possible.

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