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Ticks and Tick Control in Cats

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Treatment

 

The removal of ticks is done on an outpatient basis and is performed immediately upon observing them on the cat's body.

 

Living and Management

 

Wash the cat's skin thoroughly to prevent local inflammation or a secondary infection.

 

Prevention

 

To avoid contact with ticks, avoid environments such as wooded areas that may harbor ticks. Maintained yards, meanwhile, are less likely to encourage ticks. The tick does not jump, so it depends on long grass, shrubs, etc, to latch onto passing animals.

 

Free-roaming cats are most at risk, and should be checked regularly to prevent long term contact with ticks. The longer the tick stays in contact with the cat, the more likely the risk of disease transmission.

 

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