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

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  • Universal WhispererUniversal Whisperer Member Posts: 595 ✭✭
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    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.

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  • MEOW MIXMEOW MIX Member Posts: 4
    I have also heard that mustard can penetrate under the skin and shrink the area the tick head, causing the head to pop out of the skin. I have tried this on my 1 year old kitten and has seemed to work just fine, sounds crazy, but it's quite surprising.
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