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Anonymous

The part of the tick that carries disease is the body of the tick. When removing a tick the best thing to do is to take a pair of tweezers and carefully grab the tick with the tweezers. Afterwards you have to using an upwards motion pull until the tick lets go of the skin or the body of the tick has been removed from the rest of the tick. Don’t worry if the head is still inserted in the skin that part doesn’t carry disease and your body will eventually push the jaw out of your skin. Do not, however, try to burn the tick off or put anything hot near the animal. This could cause the tick to go into shock and cause it to regurgitate the contents of its body such as disease and other things the animal has pick up.

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kbot

You're half right. The body does carry the disease, but leaving the head of the tick inside the animal will likely cause infection. Not always, but it can. For anyone not comfortable or not well-versed in removing ticks, I suggest you take the dog in to the Vet. They can remove the ticks for you.

Anonymous

I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best
> way to remove
> a tick.
>
> This is great, because it works in those places where
> it's some times
> difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the
> middle of a head
> full of dark hair, etc.
>
> Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball.
>
> Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it
> for a few
> seconds (15-20),
>
> the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the
> cotton ball when
> you lift it away.
>
> This technique has worked every time I've used it (and
> that was frequently),
> and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier
> for me. Unless
> someone is allergic to soap,
>
> I can't see that this would be damaging in any way.
>
> I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because
> she had one
> stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with
> tweezers.
>
> She used this method and immediately called me back to say,
> 'It worked!' Please pass on. Everyone needs this
> helpful hint.
>

-shawn

My friend Had tick on her stomach and that was my first instinct was to take tweezers and pick it off. She is all good now.

Jackie

This worked great. I used dog shampoo for flea snd tick removal. Put it on the cotton ball and held it there for about a minute. I was able to remove the tick with ease. Easy on my dog and me who was very nervous.

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