My cat isabel had been off her food for the past week and not really being herself. Couldnt find anything wrong with her and thought it may have been a bit of sun stroke or somethin from the warm days.
We monitored her and over the weeked we were seeing no improvement. My OH went to give her a little rub on the neck on Sunday morning and Isabel meowed in pain. I picked her up and found a tick buried into her skin about the size of a fly. I got tweezers and removed it and took her to vet this morning where they gave her the once over and applied an anti-tick treatment (name escapes me now)
The vet was saying they were very common this year and to check her regularily for them.
Between removing the tick on Sunday and today Isabel has improved already. Her appetite has picked right up and she seems more herself again. This is the 1st time she has ever had a tick.
Has anyone else had their animal bitten by ticks? Are they common. How do they pick them up. Vets saying long grass, bushes etc. but is there anyway to help prevent her coming in contact with them??