Ticks, fleas, and biting lice are tiny creatures that burrow into your cat's skin to feed and lay eggs. If your cat loves exploring, chances are they'll pick up these nasty bugs at some point. Fleas love the warmth of your cat's skin, particularly around the armpits, the belly, groin, ears, and bottom of the tail. Ticks are a bit easier to find because they are bigger. You should definitely have a check for them if your cat is washing or scratching themselves too much. Red or painful-looking skin is also often a giveaway.
If you think your cat’s got fleas or ticks, act quickly. When ticks find a nice warm spot, they like to lay eggs, which can lead to nasty infections for your cat.