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Old 04-02-2021, 07:42 AM
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The dog we're dog sitting has a tick on it. What's the best (most successful) method for removing a tick from a dog?

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Old 04-02-2021, 07:43 AM
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Spray isopropyl on it and it will let go. It may take a minute but it will let go. You really need to soak the tick. This is the easiest way and it makes sure u don’t leave the ticks head.
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We used to put wet salt on it. This too takes a few minutes but they will pop there head out. You can also go to Walmart and buy some topical drops for fleas and ticks.
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Get a fatter dog to lay next to tick dog.
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Originally Posted by Jdpope3 View Post
Spray isopropyl on it and it will let go. It may take a minute but it will let go. You really need to soak the tick. This is the easiest way and it makes sure u don’t leave the ticks head.
I heard that if you put alcohol or dish washing liquid on them that the tick will let go, but the reason the tick lets go is to regurgitate and that's what releases the toxins into the host. At least that's what they said on Youtube. Lol.
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
Get a fatter dog to lay next to tick dog.
In this case, I would be the fatter dog.
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use tweezers pre tic head , squeeze the dogs skin about 1mm in front of where the tic is and the tic will let go and fall off, don't stop squeezing till it does or you can risk poisoning the dog ,the idea is to engorge the tic , if your are real good you can make the tic explode ..
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Google “Tick Twister”
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Peppermint oil. One drop and the tick will back out. My wife is into these oils and I thing this is the only one that actually does something.
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Cover it with Vaseline, it will suffocate. wait about an hour and it will pull right off.
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Tick Key works well
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Originally Posted by cdrhoek View Post
Tick Key works well


+1 I've had one of these on my key chain for years and they work great.

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Tweezers, fingers with nails or a tick key. Dress the area with alcohol afterwards

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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
Tweezers, fingers with nails or a tick key. Dress the area with alcohol afterwards


or amber-colored Listerine mouthwash will instantly kill the tick or
https://www.amazon.com/TickEase-Tick.../dp/B00KI1I7BU
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I used to heat a pointy object (penny nail works) with a torch. Be careful and stick it on the ticks arse, it will release and kill it. I did this on horses, cows, dogs, cats, myself, never had a problem.
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I use tweezers, being careful not to break the tick.
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Originally Posted by streeter69 View Post
I used to heat a pointy object (penny nail works) with a torch. Be careful and stick it on the ticks arse, it will release and kill it. I did this on horses, cows, dogs, cats, myself, never had a problem.
Did this on yourself, eh? How long did it take you to let go?
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Peppermint oil or vaseline like mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post


Saw that video on Youtube earlier. My wife found that exact tool at Bed Bath and Beyond so we're going to try the procedure in that video.

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