Yesterday we found a tick on the back of my cats head. Eurgh, those things make me shudder.
Looking at it easlier today you can see the little legs moving around. I've looked at so much advice online which gives conflicting information - remove it, don't remove it, remove it like this, no remove it like that. After discussing it with my partner we decided to try and remove the tick from kitty. We got hold of it as close to the skin as possible and pulled it out but it seems as though the head or at least part of the head has been left behind.
Again, internet posts say such contradictory things about this. Some say don't worry, the cats body will "get rid" of the head if it's left behind, others say this is the worst possible thing and will result in infection or illness.
Does anyone have any personal experience or good advice? We are of course going to keep a close eye on him and keep checking his head for any signs of infection and should the area become infected we will take him straight to the vet. However, I am worrying about him now and that perhaps we have made the wrong decision trying to remove it for him. :(