Tick treatment for cats is something many pet owners don’t consider, but these pesky creatures can cause irritation and distress to your cat.
If you’ve got a cat, you probably know all about staying on top of worm and flea control. But did you know that cats can also pick up ticks when they’re out and about? This is where tick treatments for cats come into play.
We like to think of our gardens as safe places for our pets, but ticks may be lurking amongst your grass and vegetation, waiting to bite your passing cat. If you live in an area that sees a lot of wildlife, such as hedgehogs and foxes, your cat is even more likely to run into a tick at some point.
Ticks can transmit dangerous diseases to pets, and although this is not too common in cats, a tick bite can still be nasty. A tick will sink its mouthparts deep into the skin of your cat and remain firmly attached until it’s swollen with blood. The site of a tick bite can become inflamed and infected in some cases, and in small cats and kittens a severe tick infestation can even cause serious blood loss and weakness.
There are a range of tick treatments for cats available on the market. A very convenient option is a long-lasting tick collar that also deals with fleas at the same time.
Seresto flea and tick control collar looks just like a regular cat collar, but is made using innovative technology that releases controlled doses of active ingredients that are able to kill fleas and ticks through contact. This means that parasites don't need to bite and feed on your cat's blood in order to be exposed to the active ingredients. Ticks may still climb onto your cat’s coat but the repellent effect of the collar against ticks is able to prevent them from feeding, and after being repelled, they drop off and die.*
Because of the way the collar slowly releases its active ingredients, Seresto flea and tick control collar will keep your cat protected from fleas and ticks for up to eight months at a time – which means peace of mind that your cat has long-lasting protection.
Find out more about Seresto flea and tick control collar for cats here. Your dog can also benefit from the protection that Seresto flea and tick control collar offers. Learn more about Seresto flea and tick control collar for dogs here.
* Mehlhorn et al. Parasitol Res (2001) 87:198-207, information is regarding mode of action and is not intended to relate to speed of kill or to imply parasites can be completely stopped from biting. An attachment of single ticks after treatment cannot be excluded; for this reason, a transmission of infectious diseases cannot be completely excluded if conditions are unfavourable.