If your cat is positive for  feline leukemia or feline AIDs and it receives (ed) raltegravir (Isentress ®) = a human AIDs  medication, 
thiamine supplement, feline interferon omega or slippery elm bark  in its treatment plan; I would very much appreciate 
knowing what the results  have been. RSH email

These are adult Deer Ticks, Ixodes scapularis , the common carriers of Lyme Disease

in the Northeastern United States. The one to the left is a male.

The one to the right is a female.

The juvenile (young) ticks are smaller and less colorful.

Once they have been on your dog for a time, they swell up with blood

and look quite different - like this