What is the Best Method To Use In Order to Remove A Tick From a Dog?

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When the tick is imbedded in the skin and the lump under the skin is stationary. After removal what is the best way to clean the area?

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Answer by only1lov
shampoo is the best way to remove ticks and fleas from dogs or cats hair. you can buy this shampoo at your local petshop. make shur its flea or tick shampoo becasue regular shapoo dose nothing

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9 Responses to What is the Best Method To Use In Order to Remove A Tick From a Dog?

  1. ilovemycar says:

    take it to the vet

  2. renee k says:

    take it to the vet!!u may cause an infection if u do it wrong

  3. Vet Tech says:

    Here is the proper way to remove ticks… it is best to use tweezers (or your fingers) and gently grab as close to the head as possible, you want to slowly pull the tick out horizontally (not straight up) from skin without squishing he body. IF the head or part of the head is left behind that is FINE. It will NOT get infected and your dogs body will work the rest of the tick out itself.

    You do not want to use Vaseline, a match, or any other means. Vaseline will eventually suffocate the tick, however, it can take anywhere from 4-48 hours!!! If a tick is attached for 24 hours or more then your dog is at great risk of contracting a tick born disease (Lymes for example).

    You also do not want to squish the tick. Here is the reason: the bacteria that causes Lymes Disease (and the other tick born diseases Ehrlicha and Anaplasma) lives in the salivary glands of the tick. If you squish the tick the tick will regurgitate (they literally “throw up”) the infected saliva into your dogs blood stream, causing them to contract a tick born disease. You also do not want to use a match because in the process of burning the tick they immediately regurgitate under the stress, causing the same process as above.

    And incase you are wondering why a tick needs to be attached for 24 hours or more for them to contract a tick born disease or two is because at that point the tick is so engorged with blood that they regurgitate (again- infected salvia) and fall off.

    You can safely use Peroxide, Bactoderm or Neosporin on the area once you remove the tick.

  4. witchywoman says:

    Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with
    the soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for
    a few seconds (15-20), after which 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

  5. Daniel G says:

    I found one on my dog a few years ago, i freaked and picked it of her chest. It had a good grip but i proved to be stronger.

  6. We Want Cookies!! says:

    I use tweezer to remove the ticks from my dogs when I see one.

  7. KittyKat says:

    I didn’t read this closely since weve never had a problem with ticks (we treat our yard twice a year) but saw something on the internet the other day where it said to use dental floss. Make a loop and wrap it around the tick, tighten it slowly and then very slowly, keep pulling until it comes out.

    We also use Revolution once a month on all three dogs and used it on our cat when he was still leaving. That way it kills flea, flea eggs, ticks, ear mites, heart worm, tape worms and other critters that get on or in them.

    Also found this which you might find beneficial.

    1. Grab the tick by the head or mouth parts right where they enter the skin. Do not grasp the tick by the body.

    2. Without jerking, pull firmly and steadily directly outward. Do not twist the tick as you are pulling.

    3. Using methods such as applying petroleum jelly, a hot match, or alcohol will NOT cause the tick to ‘back out.’ In fact, these irritants may cause the tick to deposit more disease-carrying saliva in the wound.

    4. After removing the tick, place it in a jar of alcohol to kill it. Ticks are NOT killed by flushing them down the toilet.

    5. Clean the bite wound with a disinfectant. If you want to, apply a small amount of a triple antibiotic ointment.

    6. Wash your hands thoroughly.

    Please do not use your fingers to remove or dispose of the tick. We do not want you in contact with a potentially disease-carrying tick. Do NOT squash the tick with your fingers. The contents of the tick can transmit disease.

    Once an embedded tick is manually removed, it is not uncommon for a welt and skin reaction to occur. A little hydrocortisone spray will help alleviate the irritation, but it may take a week or more for healing to take place. In some cases, the tick bite may permanently scar leaving a hairless area. This skin irritation is due to a reaction to tick saliva. Do not be worried about the tick head staying in; it rarely happens.

  8. DANBOSPD says:

    Take a twiners and pull the tick out – do not twist

  9. Laura says:

    take a pair of tweezers, clean them with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, go to your dog, with the tweezers – grab the tick at the base of where it is on your dog and gently pull it out. then clean the area with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide and take your dog to the vet.

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