Pay special attention
In the warm season, many owners take cats for a walk on the grass or take them with them to the country. But outside the apartment, pets are waiting for not only pleasant adventures, but also dangers. One of them is ixodid ticks.
Ixodid ticks are parasites that live in the environment and feed on the blood of mammals, including humans. By structure, hungry individuals are similar to spiders. But when the tick sticks to the victim and absorbs blood, his body swells and becomes like a large pea.
Contrary to stereotypes, it is not necessary to travel to the forest to meet a tick. A cat can catch a parasite walking in the yard on a harness. Moreover, you yourself can bring the tick into the apartment on shoes or outerwear. The likelihood of a bite is maximized if you take your pet with you to the country. Continue reading