013Advice I gave to a customer with a lovely Cat I was going to groom. Her Cat had a tick removed at the Vets.  Her Cat has a small lump on her neck now as a reminder of the tick but this will go in time.  Her vet gave the cat some antibiotics.

If your pet, mainly your Cat or Dog, has a tick it is always best to go to your Vet to get it removed.

Ticks on your Pets

The Vet or a Vet Nurse will do this for you.  The main reason why I suggest this is, Ticks have to be removed very carefully and it any of the Tick remains in your pet it can cause an infection.  It can make your pet very unwell.  Usually the vet will prescribe a course of antibiotics to make sure your pet is safe from any infections.

How to identify a Tick

Ticks can look like a large spot or a small pebble stuck to your pet.  It rages in colour from a pale creamy colour to a dark brown.  The size and colour of the tick depends on how long it has been feeding no your poor pet.  The first time I saw a tick on a customer’s dog I thought it looked like a small chocolate sweet or a round ball of chocolate.  I quickly realised what it was as I remembered learning about ticks and the removal of them when I was at Grooming College.

If you see a Tick on your pet don’t delay get to the vets as soon as possible.

Preventing your Pet from getting Ticks.079There are lots of products on the market you can either ask your Vet’s advice or go to a good local pet shop.  Tick treatment is usually combined with flea treatments.  Always take your time and read the package carefully making sure it will treat your pet fully.  The tick treatments usually last for about a month and must be reapplied monthly to keep your pet tick free.

The customer’s Cat had a tick removed at the Vets.  Her Cat has a small lump on her neck now as a reminder of the tick, but this will go in time.  Her vet gave the cat some antibiotics.