How To Remove Ticks From Your Dog: Dos and Don’ts
Removing Ticks From Your Dog
The first rule is to get ticks off your dog quickly.
DO … remove ticks within 24 to 36 hours of a bite.
DO … check him thoroughly all over.
DO … use tweezers or use a tick removal gadget
DON’T … remove ticks with your fingers
DON’T … squish or crush a tick
DON’T … worry if the mouthpart of the tick stays in your dog’s skin
DON’T … put things like nail polish, vaseline or repellents on the tick
DON’T … burn the tick with a lighted cigarette or hot match
DON’T … throw the tick in your trashcan or sink
TIP: Pay special attention to these areas …
- behind his ears
- around his head
- the base of his tail
- his armpits
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