Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Cats
After removal, place the entire tick in a small amount of rubbing alcohol to kill it. Do not squash the tick with your fingers. The site where the tick was attached will leave a small wound. You may clean your cat’s skin with a or apply a dab of triple antibiotic ointment once the tick has been removed, if so desired.
Dogs and cats are particularly popular hosts for ticks, and because the nasty little buggers are renowned for spreading disease to people, you need the facts on the risks and what you can do to prevent your kitty from getting ticks.
Revolution is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange and cats from roundworms and hookworms. Revolution for Dogs and Cats requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.) Revolution is a topical parasiticide applied once a month for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats. Revolution is also used on dogs for the treatment or prevention of fleas, the American Dog Tick, ear mites, and canine sarcoptic mange. When used on cats it is also used to treat or prevent fleas, ear mites, hookworms, and roundworms. It is recommended that heartworm prevention be used year-round. Revolution may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar for Cats kills fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae, adult ticks (including those carrying Lyme disease), tick larvae and nymphs to prevent re-infestations. This easy-to-use collar is effective against fleas and ticks for up to 7 months of continuous protection. Wetting the Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar for Cats will not impair the collar's effectiveness or your pet's protection. If your cat becomes wet from bathing, swimming or getting caught out in the rain, it is not necessary to remove the collar. The Bio Spot Flea & Tick Collar also has a breakaway mechanism for added safety to allow your cat to become free of the collar in an emergency situation.There are several key components to successfully removing a tick from your cat. Ticks burrow their heads under the skin to feed. Do NOT twist or squeeze the tick as you remove it, as this may cause the mouthpart of the tick to stay nestled in your cats skin. It could also cause the tick to burst and spill its bodily fluids on you and your cat, which may contain .Ticks bite their hosts because they need to feed on an animal’s blood in order to move through the various phases of their development, from the larval stage to adulthood. Larvae need blood nourishment in order to develop into young ticks (nymphs); the nymphs need it in order to mature into adulthood; and the adult female needs to ingest blood in order to mate and lay the thousands of eggs that will eventually develop into a new generation of larvae. It is in their nymph and adult stages, explains William Miller Jr., VMD, a professor of dermatology at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, that a tick will crawl onto a cat’s body, attach itself, and start to feed on the animal’s blood. If the tick is carrying an infectious agent, the pathogens will enter the cat’s circulatory system and begin to reproduce rapidly. Tweezers or are your best bet when removing a tick from your cat. Talk to your vet, he or she may have a tick remover for you. Using gloved hands could be tricky and lead to busting open the tick, causing its bodily fluids to spill on your cat. Place the tweezers or tool as close to your cat’s body as you can to insure that you get every part of the tick off. You want to grab that little sucker right at the head where it’s touching your cat.