Prevention Is The Best Medicine
•Minimize your cats exposure to ticks by keeping them indoors.
•Use a Veterinary approved tick preventative product, all year around. Make sure that your choice will be effective against Lone Star ticks for the entire duration of the medications effective period. Currently in Arkansas, the only effective tick repellants are Seresto Collar and Frontline Gold. Again, please ask your vet.
•Check your cat daily for ticks - it takes several hours after tick attachment for disease transmission to occur, prompt tick removal is crucial
•Start at the head, run your hands over the cat's body, check under the collar, use your fingers like a comb. Make sure to look under the tail, in the ears and armpits. Ticks are drawn to the dark, hidden areas.
Do you know how to properly remove a tick? Don’t be afraid to ask your vet questions and always err on the side of caution.
NWA Veterinarians & Clinics
These offices are capable of immediate diagnosis and treatment
Animal Medical Clinic 479-521-5220
3045 N Market Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703
Lyon Veterinary Hospital 479-361-4650
5782 W Sunset Ave, Springdale, AR 72762
Smithers Animal Hospital 479-839-2328
53 S Centennial Ave, West Fork, AR 72774
Animal Emergency Clinic of Northwest Arkansas 479-927-0007
777 Mathias Dr B, Springdale, AR 72762
Hours: Monday-Thursday 6 pm - 7 am Open 24 hours on holidays and Weekends