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How to Prevent Ticks on Cats

When petting your cat, the last thing you want is to find a tick attached to her. If you’re already seeing ticks latched onto her, you will probably need to get her looked at by the vet. Ticks can carry several life-threatening diseases that can be transmitted to your cat (and you) Prevent Ticks on Cats.

Prevent Ticks on Cats

6 Natural Ways To Keep Ticks Off Your Cats:

1.Scatter Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth in Your Gardens
Even if you maintain plenty of space and weed regularly, there may still be a few ticks hiding in your flowers and shrubs. Protect your pets by using food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE) in your gardens. Because it dehydrates insects, this is an effective solution against ticks, fleas, and other pests.

2. Keep the Weeds Down
Ticks live in tall grass, weedy areas, and in shrubs where they can easily hitch a ride on pets and people as they brush past. You can prevent ticks in your yard simply by keeping it well mowed. In your gardens, keep the weeds down as much as possible and maintain plenty of space between shrubs and perennials. This helps cut down on the number of places for ticks to hide, and it also makes it easier for your pets to walk through the gardens without brushing against the plants.

3. Keep Long-Haired Pets Groomed
Ticks are a bigger problem for cats and dogs with long hair because all that fluff makes it easier for ticks to hitch a ride and hide. Consider giving your dog a short summer clip (but not too short because it protects him from sunburn). If you’d rather not trim a longhaired cat for the summer, your best bet may be to keep him indoors or give him a confined outdoor area away from high grass and weedy spots. And be sure to do a thorough tick check upon heading indoors.

4. Consider Flea and Tick Shampoos
Says Dr. Hanen Abdel Rahman Shampooing is a helpful method of prevention, but it’s not going to be the easiest. In fact, if your cat is adamantly opposed to baths, a traditional bath may not be possible, and that means you won’t be able to use a lot of good shampoos that require frequent bathing for a period. Luckily, there are “dry” shampoos, like Vet’s Best Flea & Tick Waterless Bath for Cats. So even if you can’t coax your kitty into a bath, you still may be able to shampoo away some tick risk.

5.Treat my cat for ticks
Says Dr. kristina.karelina The best way to do this is to grasp the tick at the skin line with a pair of forceps or tweezers. Try to grasp the tick by the head and pull gently and steadily straight out from the cat’s body. Forget trying to burn it (you will probably just burn your cat instead) or smother it by applying cream or petroleum jelly.

6. keep ticks off Cat naturally
It’s a natural insect repellent that works on ticks, mosquitoes, and biting flies. Mix 7 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil into a 32-oz spray bottle filled with distilled water. Apply to your dog’s bedding or spray lightly between your dog’s shoulder blades to keep pests away.

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If you’re unsure about what the proper tick treatment is for your pet, consult your veterinarian

Dr. Hanen Abdel Rahman