Cat getting tick dips from her owner.


Ticks, unlike fleas, attach themselves to the pet’s skin via their mouthparts. Ticks generally remain attached in one spot for long periods. The head, neck, and interdigital (between the toes) areas of the pet are the most common sites of severe infestation.

Ticks produce local irritation and even anemia in heavy infestations. Ticks might serve as intermediate hosts for disease-producing microorganisms and might transmit these “germs” (such as Lyme disease) to the infested pet.