Preventing ticks on cats
Ticks are bloodsucking parasites that attach themselves to mammals and can stick around for up to two weeks. They tend to like habitats such as heathlands, moors and woodland and are particularly active during spring and early summer.
If a tick bites your cat, it will certainly cause some skin irritation and possibly inflammation, but the main danger of ticks is the infections they can carry and pass-on. UK ticks carry Lyme disease which can cause kidney, heart or nerve problems. Other side effects include lethargy, loss of appetite and fever.
Frontline Plus is an effective tick treatment that, when used regularly, prevents ticks attaching to your cat. Additionally, it reduces the chances of any ticks that do attach, spreading tick-borne diseases.
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