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What does a tick on a cat look like

I just fed the cats and they had plenty of cat food to eat. This is the only time I have ever seen the ticks on the cats. And the cats are not sleeping in their beds but right in the middle of the room. What could be causing this? I have been trying to find answers to this question but no one seems to have an answer.

A: I don't know what a tick looks like on a cat, but I would have to believe that it is a very small tick. This is not the time to be removing ticks from cats, but I would talk to a vet about how long the tick had been attached to your cat. And if you can see the tick, you should remove it.

Q: I am a 53-year-old man, who recently started to feel unwell. I had a cough, runny nose and itchy eyes for a few weeks. I saw my doctor and he told me to take an antibiotic, which I did. A week later I had a sore throat, and I took some antibiotics for my sore throat as well. I was feeling better and then I started to have these horrible headaches and had to take Tylenol, Advil and Aleve. I have had a headache every day since then. I have tried cold and hot compresses, and I have taken Tylenol, Advil and Aleve to help with the pain. I have a sinus infection and there is a lot of mucus in my nose. How can I get rid of this headache? It is so bad that it makes me feel nauseous. I have been to the doctor and they did a cat scan and found nothing, and I'm still having the same headaches.

A: I don't know what a sinus infection is, but I would see a doctor about this headache. I would also look for other causes of this type of headache.

Q: I have two cats, and I feed them with a baby food jar. I have noticed that my cats like to lick the baby food jar. I have tried to put a lid on the jar, but they seem to bite the jar, lift it up and lick the inside of the jar. This has happened before and I have replaced the jar and it hasn't happened again. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

A: Cats can easily chew through the jar, so if it is not securely fastened, it is not going to stop them. The only thing I can think of is to put a very tight lid on the baby food jar.

Q: I used to have a ferret, but now I am allergic to cats. I was wondering if a ferret could live with me. I don't want to get rid of her. What do you think?

A: You should keep the ferret, but I would keep it in a separate room. I don't know if you have ever seen a ferret in a main room, but they are very vocal.

Q: I have a 6-year-old cat who is blind. He also has arthritis and can't move very well. He has had this problem for a while and I have tried to take him to a vet, but he is very difficult to catch. I have tried cat nip and tried to catch him with a leash, but he seems to have no fear of things. He is just too old to have any kind of surgery, and he is not doing too well.

A: If he is completely blind, he will not be able to be fixed. You need to find a different home for him, and you should be able to find one for him.

Q: I want my pet to be thin, so I don't feed him too much. I have noticed that my cat is skinny, but I still give him food. I have four other cats and all of them are very thin. They don't eat, and neither does my cat. I have tried feeding them, but they don't eat. I think my cat is the only one that is not eating. I know it is not my cat's fault that he is skinny, but I still want him to be thin. What can I do?

A: I don't know if your cat is skinny, but I would try to find a vet that might be able to help.

Q: I have a 12-year-old cat. I have had him for a year and a half. He has been getting thin and thin and thin. I have been trying to get him to eat more, but I can't get him to eat. He eats when he is hungry, but he doesn't eat much. I have tried putting the food on a paper plate, but he won't eat.

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