How do I know if my cat has a tick?
Ticks can cause irritation and discomfort that makes our cats groom or scratch at the area where the tick is attached. However, we don’t always see signs like this, so it’s best to check them regularly.
We can make tick checking feel like we’re grooming our cats, so it seems more like a lovely bonding session that we both can enjoy.
To check for ticks, carefully comb through their fur with your fingers, feeling for any bumps on their skin. Remember to check your cat’s ears, face, elbows and between their toes – these are some of the favourite spots where ticks like to hide. If you feel anything, part their fur to take a closer look.
You might not spot all of the ticks on your cat as they can be very small, so it’s best to regularly use a tick treatment such as FRONTLINE PLUS® in addition to checking for ticks.