How Do You Remove A Tick From A Pet?
Part of loving and caring for a dog or cat involves periodically checking for ticks, especially after a walk in the woods. Pet owners who live in rural areas should frequently examine their pets for ticks as well. Left untreated, ticks can lead to health problems such as Lyme Disease or even death. Here’s how to remove a tick safely and gently from your pet. Purchase a tick removal kit from a pet store or your veterinarian’s office. A tick remover looks like a split piece of metal. Such devices may have magnifying lenses on them so you can easily see the tick. Position the tick remover behind the tick. Slide it forward so that the tick ends up inside the split. Keep sliding; as the split narrows, the tick remover forces the tick up and out of the pet’s skin. Investigate other tick removal devices. Some look like miniature crowbars; these allow a twisting motion that works with the split removal method described above. Others look like a clamp with a pressure-mounted hinge. Grab the tic