Tagged: ticks

Ixodes holocyclus, the Australian paralysis tick

Tick paralysis in cats

There is a story in the Australian news media about the rise in tick paralysis in Gold Coast dogs and cats. I immediately discovered that it is an incredibly serious disease. Certain species of...

Tick on cat

Do ticks cause pain in cats?

Do ticks cause pain in cats? The answer is, yes, but they cause pain indirectly because they transmit diseases to cats and it is these diseases which cause pain. The act of a tick...

How to Remove a Tick from a Cat

Have some tweezers to hand before starting. Should you spot a tick on your cat’s body, avoid the temptation of simply trying to pull it out. All you will get is the body, while...

Ticks on Cats and Humans

Ticks on Cats and Humans

by Michael (Ponca City, OK) Engorged tick on a child’s head – image Wikimedia Commons. In certain parts of the world and at certain times of the year ticks on cats are more frequently...

Cat Parasite

Cat Parasite

Cat parasite – bloated tick © Allies Dad creative commons The tick is a revolting parasite that is quite frequently found on cats. My mother (yes her again ) took in a stray cat (Pushkin)...


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