How to remove ticks from a cat

Cat scratching his ear

Ticks are one of the parasites that we least want to see in the home, and much less in our beloved cats. As soon as the good weather arrives, they multiply with amazing speed while feeding on the blood of animals. What's more, Although humans never leave the house, we can bring some hooked on our clothes, so it is important to check before entering the house, just in case.

Still, you have to know you can never be 100% prevented in this way. It is always better to put dewormers on the furry to have them protected. In the event that one has been hooked, we have to know how to remove ticks from a cat correctly.

The tick is a parasite that is brown when it is small, and that turns white when it has ingested a large amount of blood. When it adheres to the skin of the animal, the first thing is to find a place where it can feed for as long as possible; that is it will hide in those areas where the cat has difficult access, such as behind the ears, between the toes, or in the armpits.

Regardless of whether or not it goes outside, we will have to check those areas well, in addition to the rest of the body since it may have been hidden elsewhere. Once we have found it, we will need some tweezers, gauze or cotton and antiseptic to remove it whole, as we often pull hard and leave the head inside, which could cause an infection.

Lying distressed cat

Now we have to catch the parasite with the tweezers, as close to the head as possible, and make a rotating movement forward and upward. Never do it backwards. Afterwards, we will clean the area well with the antiseptic and we will give our dear friend an antiparasitic, such as a necklace or a pipette.

This way, the ticks will not come near you again 🙂.

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