Ticks live and thrive mostly during the spring, summer, and fall months when they find unsuspecting hosts to feed on. This timeframe covers most of the year, which is why it’s important to protect your furry feline from ticks year round. Even if you have an indoor cat who never leaves your home, he or she can still be at risk of ticks if they come into contact with a dog or other host to the nasty parasites.
What can happen if left untreated? The most common problem is contracting a serious illness from the bite of cat ticks, such as lime disease. This illness can also spread to you and the rest of your household. If you have a cat who lives both indoors and outdoors, it is wise to inspect him or her when they return. The main spots to search will be your cat’s neck (collar area), around and inside their ears, their legs, and between their paws. It’s also good to do a thorough inspection of your kitty if you notice them scratching more than usual.
We sell preventative treatments at Zorn Animal Clinic to keep your feline protected from cat ticks. The latest scientific developments allow your tick treatment to be combined with other parasite prevention all in one. Often it’s a topical solution, but there are other methods of tick control that are similarly effective. There are tick collars, shampoos, and tablets you can give to your furry friend to keep them free of those pesky ticks.
If you’re unsure what you will need to keep your feline friend happy, healthy, and parasite free, just call us. We’re always happy to help!
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Pinconning MI, 48650