How to Get Rid of Ticks on Cats

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This tick has never missed a meal!
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Ticks are tiny arachnids, or eight-legged, spineless creatures, that attach to the skin of mammals such as dogs, deer, rodents and cats, and feed on their host's blood. While feeding on infected animals, ticks become carriers of various diseases, and can infect the next animal they bite -- which could be your cat. Keeping your cat indoors and out of tick range is the best defense, but what if a tick finds its way onto your cat anyway? Here's what you need to know to successfully tackle the tick problem.

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