July 2015 Issue

Three Simple Tips To Tick Removal

Ticks can be found anywhere on a cat’s body but usually attach near the head, neck, ears and feet. If you discover one, remove it as soon after attachment as possible, says Meryl Littman, VMD, ACVIM, at the University of Pennsylvania. “Do not cover the tick with Vaseline, gasoline or anything else beforehand. And do not remove it with your bare hands — a crushed tick’s bacteria could get into your cuticles and infect you.”

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