Q. I think cat has a tick. I use tick n flea every 4 mos. Could it be a pimple? she's rescue feral, afraid of vets and i'm not good at handling her much

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A. Most flea and tick medications need to be applied monthly unless otherwise indicated by the product. It may be that your cat does not have enough protection and is still getting external parasites causing problems. If you cannot safely handler her or get her to a vet, it is a good idea to try and monitor the area where the tick may be for signs of growth or illness such as a red target shape forming on the skin which can indicate lyme disease from the bite and requires treatment. If she does require medical care or is very ill, then humanely trapping her for a vet trip or contacting your local humane society for help in catching her is best so that she can get the care she needs.

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