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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 12:38 AM
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I use the cheap method. Put on latex gloves. Take your finger and push down lightly on the back of the tick and rub it in small clockwise circles until it releases its grip. Then remove. The motion seems to annoy the tick so it releases its grip. Try it works every time for me. It may take some patience if the tick is really embedded.

Once removed disinfect the area.

Or you could use the various types of tick removing tools or tweezers but that may leave the mouth of the tick intact in the dog.



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If it is a grass tick simply rip it out with you finger tips !!!! I have done this for years and I think the whole "if you leave the head in it keeps pumping poison" is total BS .... If it is a paralysis tick (hard white body ) then exercise a bit more care !


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And then squish em like a grape !!


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I use the BioSpot on Ozzy. He hasn't had any ticks for a little while now. (We were infested with ticks not too long ago.... GROSS).

Frontline doesn't repel ticks, it only kills the ones that are already on them. I've heard good things about Advantix, too. Advantix repels.

If you have cats, after you apply it, do NOT let the cat lick the dog. The pesticide in the flea/tick drops for dogs is deadly to cats.

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I use the BioSpot on Ozzy. He hasn't had any ticks for a little while now. (We were infested with ticks not too long ago.... GROSS).

Frontline doesn't repel ticks, it only kills the ones that are already on them. I've heard good things about Advantix, too. Advantix repels.

If you have cats, after you apply it, do NOT let the cat lick the dog. The pesticide in the flea/tick drops for dogs is deadly to cats.
what about for dogs? My shepherd likes to lick my other dog and I wonder if it would be bad if I put frontline/advantix
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Clear nail polish. It smothers the tick and totally removes its oxygen source. As soon as you apply it, the tick will back out of the dogs skin. Grab it with a pair of tweezers and then burn it with a lighter. Do NOT flush it down the toilet as they are able to swim their way back up!!
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