Like humans, cats can suffer infections caused by ticks, and too often, the disease is fatal. Learn about tickborne diseases that affect cats and what you can do to protect Fluffy from an untimely demise.

Across the US, tickborne diseases are on the rise. With warmer wintertime temperatures, ticks are more active throughout the year and pushing into new terrain. Ticks are parasites that are not particular about their food — the blood of a cat tastes as good as that of a dog, or a human. Like dogs, some cats are frequently outside, sharing space with ticks waiting for a warm meal.

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