6. Tick Disposal
Once you get the tick off the cat, place the entire tick in a small amount of rubbing alcohol to kill it. Do not squash the tick with your fingers. The site where the tick was attached will leave a small wound. You may clean your cat’s skin with a disinfectant or apply a dab of triple antibiotic ointment once the tick has been removed, if so desired.
After removing the tick, examine it to make sure you got the head and mouth parts. If not, take pet to veterinarian to remove what's left in the pet's skin.