Any idea what this is?

cdss94

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My daughter rescued a cat that has a mouth injury we are doctoring. It also has what appears to be orange insects attached on its ears and possibly paws too. I’ve attached a picture to see if anyone has any idea what it could be and how to treat it
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If the insect is really attached, it might be a tick. I don't have any experience with them where I am, but others will be able to help you and give advice. If you put "ticks" into search you will find other questions that have been answered.
 

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Hard to tell with the pix, but could definitely be ticks. I would youtube how to get them off, as I have no experience with this either. All I know is that you don't want to leave the head in when you pull them out!
 

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It would be best to take the cat to a vet for treatment of the mouth injury and have the orange things looked at.
 
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