Ticks

(3 Posts)
RoastChickenDinner Sun 31-Jul-16 14:17:34

So DH has just found a fully engorged tick (is that the right turn of phrase?) on the stairs. Can't be 100% that it came from PreciousPussGirl, but most likely.

I presume I should just keep an eye on her. Is there anything specific I should look out for?

cozietoesie Sun 31-Jul-16 15:19:19

They can be the devil to find if the cat has thick long fur and before they're engorged. What's her coat like?

RubbishMantra Sun 31-Jul-16 17:53:33

Did he chop it's head off, otherwise they chill out, absorb their blood meal, before returning to normal (money spider size), then laying eggs.

Give her a good brush with a fine toothed comb, parting the fur as you go. They're often around the muzzle/face area. And use a flea/tick treatment (one that's recommended by your vet).

They're bloody vile things - can't stand parasites.

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