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The Correct Way to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

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- 1799 days ago -
I am all about biodiversity, but I must admit ticks are not high on my list of biota to celebrate. They are beastly little bloodsucking parasites who double their ick factor when their bellies are bloated full with your blood!


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Animae C (509)
Friday July 11, 2014, 7:58 pm
YUUUUCK but very important to know.

Thanx for the info Kelly

Anteater Ants (122)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 5:47 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 8:37 am
Wish i knew this before...i tried+did remove hundreds of these things from stray pooches in Europe a few years ago. Luckily i've never heard of any in Toronto. Thx Kelly

Ana MESNER (201)
Sunday July 13, 2014, 12:05 am
Thank you Kelly

Katherine May Williams (0)
Sunday July 13, 2014, 12:48 am

Eleonora O (37)
Sunday July 13, 2014, 1:06 pm
Thanks Kelly for this article. My boxer brings on the very rare occasion a tick from the garden. I always remove it the way our parents already did it: soak a cotton pad in oil and cover the tick holding the cotton pad firmly in place for about a minute. Remove the pad and then proceed the way it's described in the article.

The oily pad is supposed to suffocated the tick - d on't know if it's true but I never had any problem with heads staying inside the skin.

Good luck to all of you and the pets!

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 13, 2014, 4:12 pm
Thank you Kelly.

Ruth C (87)
Monday July 14, 2014, 6:45 am
Keep your animals clean all the time.

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Monday July 14, 2014, 6:51 am
Thanks for this info

Sergio P (65)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:17 pm
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