How to Get Rid of Ticks on Cats

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Treat your lawn on a regular basis to create an tick-free environment.
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The best way to prevent ticks from latching onto your cat is to keep him indoors year round. Even cats that go outside in an enclosed area are vulnerable to ticks, so inspect yours carefully after every outing and remove ticks promptly. Treat your cat with a tick-preventative spray or powder and make sure he wears a flea and tick collar. Keep your lawn mowed, and your bushes trimmed, because ticks are attracted to taller grasses and shrubs. Treat the garden areas with a pet-safe insecticide. Inside your home, inspect your carpet, closets, furniture, walls, drapery, baseboards and storage areas for ticks and treat if necessary.

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