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Weird Weather Patterns: The Forecast Is Bad for Cat Health

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

- 1771 days ago -
Climate change has increased tick-borne illnesses, which are bad for humans as well as cats.

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Kit B (276)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:58 am

I've read about this before and hope that because my cats stay indoors they are safe from ticks.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 2:59 pm
I agree that Global Warming has changed things, not for the better. Even in MN there's been an increase of tick problems. I've never been one to advocate letting your cats outside and this is another good reason why.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 4:34 pm
I already knew that. Our cat never goes very far and I wonder if we have any tick in our garden. At least, I have never seen any on the cats, When I was a little girl, there was a wood on the other side of the street where there were ticks which jumped on our cats whenever they went there.

marie C (163)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:30 pm
My three cats are all indoor but I also have three dogs so it is a worry
My cats have their injections but I do not think ticks are included Really do not think we have ticks in the UK .

marie C (163)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:32 pm
Really feel strongly about keeping cats indoors.
They live longer are more loving and nice and safe

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:58 pm

Dianne D (490)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 7:34 pm
Thanks for the information. I love all animals and understand why they are on this earth, but have a hard time understanding the purpose of ticks and allegators.

Sunday July 14, 2013, 12:32 am
Noted. If you have outdoor cats you should check them often for ticks. Thanks Cher

Lona G (80)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:38 am
Noted. It's getting more and more of a problem on this side of the Atlantic too.

John D (47)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 8:47 am
Thanks for sharing...

Sheila D (28)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 9:31 am
Good to know. My cats are indoor/outdoor, but I check them for any signs of parasites all the time. Even if your cats are strictly indoor, anyone who comes in your house can bring in ticks. If you spend any time in the woods, hike, or just spend time in your yard, you can easily bring home ticks. It just pays to be attentive.
Thanks for the article, Cher.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 9:53 am
That is why when you come in your house you must check yourself because these bugs can attach themselves to you and then your indoor animals.

Carol H (229)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:37 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:04 pm
My two indoor kitties are only permitted to go on our deck to wander through the potted plants. I'm glad for this article and will be vigilant to make sure they are protected.

Kathleen R (138)
Monday July 15, 2013, 8:52 am
noted & read
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