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How to remove a tick?

Discussion in 'Pets and Animal Lovers' started by Sriniketan, May 6, 2008.

  1. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Friends,
    Thought it would be useful, if we find a tick on our pets....

    Don't touch the tick with your fingers.
    Using a pair of tweezers, grasp the body of the tick and then pull slowly.
    Once the tick is out, check to make sure that the head of the tick has been removed.
    If it looks like there are 'black lines' in your pet's skin, the head is probably still there.
    If your pet is co-operative, you can try to tweeze it out..otherwise take him to a vet and they will do that job..
    Make sure the tick's head is removed, otherwise it can lead to infection or abscess.

    Drop the removed tick in alcohol to kill it or place it ina sealed conainer or small plastic bag and dispose of it in the trash..

    don't worry, if you are not able to remove it..go to the pet's vet...

    sriniketan
     
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  2. Kodavati

    Kodavati Senior IL'ite

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    Hi

    I would like to add just a few more points to what has been said about ticks.
    We should touch the Tick to remove it.
    U should put fire on the Tick and then it come off easily.
    Once it comes off u should go to the doctor.
    Not only pets but ticks can even be on us.
    It happened with my husband and also one of our friends.
    Proper medical care should be taken otherwise it may become serious even causing death in a few situations.
     
  3. Sriniketan

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    Thanks Kodavati for these tips..
    True these ticks affect human beings too...thank God your husband and your friend has escaped from its impact....

    sriniketan
     
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    Hello,

    I would like to add that u can put the ticks in Dettol or Kerosene, if alcohol is not available. The ticks are sure to die. Keep it in a small plastic container as said earlier.

    Thanks.
     

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