pulled a tick off my cat and I think the head stayed in , what should I do?

Asked by Member 418664 on May 12th 2013 in Flea & Tick Protection
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Angel Wiggles (7-21-05/9-13-15

Pour a bit of peroxide a few times daily into the spot to keep it disinfected and encourage the head to come out and the head should work itself out.

Next time, instead of pulling a tick, the best way to remove a tick is to put rubbing alcohol on the area, which will cause a tick to withdraw its head and come out on its own. Then pick the tick up with tweezers and drop the tick into a small jar of alcohol which will kill the tick.

Even better, keep your cat inside & start giving your cat monthly cat flea & tick prevention drops such as Frontline or Advantage II for cats, which will kill any fleas or ticks on your cat and prevent further infestations.

Angel Wiggles (7-21-05/9-13-15 answered on 5/13/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer