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ticks on cats

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
:yuck: sorry for gross topic

just saw one on my cat's neck and was told to just get it out with tweezers..i got it out but think i left the head in because the bit i had to pull was obviously the body..now i keep reading web pages using the phrase DO NOT a lot and it's the saliva which is poisonous..now i am worried for my baby :heart:

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Vets
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Have a good look and see if there's anything still there.

    Our dogs used to get tics all the time and they absolutely ming >.<. But I don't think they're OVERLY dangerous...I could be wrong though...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    id take her to the vets if you think youve left the head in as it might well get infected.
    In future I think you have to cover the tick in para ffin or vaseline which makes them suffocate and let go.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A13344969
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    euuuurgh thanks, i might just ask my mum to keep an eye on her and see if she is okay because i have to go back to uni tomorrow..or you think vets straight away?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When there was a tick on more dog we, removed it, phoned the vet and they advised us to come and see the nurse that evening
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    dohhh okay, ill tell my mum..knowing her she's going to 'keep an eye' on her.
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