Ticks are blood sucking parasites that attach to their final host (your cat) and can remain for several days. They have a three host lifecycle. Starting as an egg, they develop into larvae and feed off their first host, usually a rodent, squirrel or wild animal. From here, they become a nymph and attach to a second host, feeding for days or weeks. They eventually reach the adult stage and seek out your cat as their final host.
How Your Cat Can Get Ticks
- Ticks, like fleas, can be transported into a house unknowingly by humans or other pets. Unlike fleas, they do not jump but they are present in the grass and woody areas.
How Ticks Impact Your Cat
- While they are not usually born carrying disease, ticks may become carriers after feeding on wild animals.
- Diseases transmitted by ticks can include Lyme disease, cytauxzoonosis, haemobartonellosis, ehrlichiosis, babesios and anaplasmosis.
Kills all life stages of ticks through contact.
Protects against Brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum), Deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis).