CAT CARE

TICKS


Ticks pose a serious problem for your cat. While combing your cat always check for ticks. Tick collar is available in market, which helps in keeping your cat safe from ticks to a considerable extent. Ticks can be a problem in many regions and locales. There are many different species of ticks, which can become attached to pets. Once they are securely attached by imbedding their mouthparts into the of the pet's skin, they begin feeding off of its blood. As they continue to feed, ticks become engorged with the pet's blood and their size can increase by several times.

Ticks pose a health threat to both pets and people. Symptoms of tick-borne diseases include: fever, muscle and joint pain, stiffness, and rashes. If untreated, these health problems can become severe and long-term treatment may become necessary.

Tick prevention in pets is very important in areas where there is exposure. Frontline flea control for cats and dogs is a once a month topical treatment which is highly effective. Most collars don't work well because they often don't ward off ticks attaching to areas near the back and hind end of the animal since the collars are up front around the neck. However it helps if you do a check up every now and then and treat them if any tick problem is detected.

As soon as you detect tick make sure to take you pet to your vet and get proper medication. You can also use special tick-guard shampoo or insecticidal shampoos for getting rid of the ticks.

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