It may seem like it’s too late, too cold, nearly Christmas. But just this morning, Dr. Eaglesome found a tick on her cat. We usually think of dogs when we think of ticks, but outdoor cats are just as vulnerable. There’s no tick preventative that’s safe for cats–in fact the one we use on dogs is toxic to cats. If you have a cat that goes outdoors, you should be vigilant. Inspect them carefully when they come indoors–stroke them all over, especially around the head and neck area to ensure that no tick has attached (In our experience, cats are usually fine with being stroked all over ;-)). If you do find a tick, refer to our earlier post for removal instructions.
Dog owners this applies to you too. Please continue to use your tick preventative check for ticks through December. Whenever the temperature goes over 3 degrees Celsius, ticks are on the hunt.
Be Aware. Ticks are still very active in Toronto!