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How Do You Get A Tick Off A Dog?

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When a tick is seen on the coat of a dog, it is normally associated with swelling too. It can be pulled out with human hands but proper washing and disinfection should be done afterwards else one may get a tick borne disease. Hence it is advisable to wear a pair of gloves while trying to remove a tick.

Also the use of tweezers could be effective. Whatever device you use, do make sure that you catch hold of the tick as close to the head as possible and pull it out with constant force.

However, spotting and removing a tick everyday could be an arduous job. It is much better to use some commercially available products such as product like ProTicCallTM or DefendTM which when sprayed can kill the ticks and also remains effective for 2-3 weeks; another option would be to use specially designed tick collars which repels the insects. This will ensure that the dog is tick free for that period of time.
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My dog had a tick and we were very worried.i have an american eskimo but it said u only can wash that dog 1 every two months and i already washed him last week and if i do it again he will get dry skin what should i do?
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I just got a dog. An sadly she has ticks to. Being from the south we don't deal with this to much, but my aunt had to do it to hers when I visited a few years back. This is what she does. Of course she uses the drops sprays collar bs, but sometimes a lucky one digs its way into her dog an she takes a nail (or something metal an small) burns the tip an presses the tip to the butt of the tick. An when the tick removes its head someone (or her if shes alone an fast enough) pulls it off with tweezers. An that is what I did when I seen it on my dog. Works well. But my husband pulled it off an squished it on Accident when pulling it out an got blood all over the gloves an tub. Was gross haha
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Well you don't pull it off as hard as you can....DUH..
You can use  something hot
or dawn dish soap (original)
or vaseline
or a hair dyer bc they don't like heat
and the only reasons I know this is bc I am going through the same problem hat you are except my dog is COVERED in them and they were so bad that you couldnt see out her eyes and that happened all in 2 weeks... She ran away... And I have gave her 4 baths and have pulled off more that 300 of them=(
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All you ARE just Fujin dumb use a rock it really works com on no your Fujin  retarded the hair dryer works hot needles work tweezers work some times but mostlikly just break the tick instead of pulling it out so heat is your best option or vasline rubbing alc
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I advise you to let the vet do it as you don't want to hurt you dog.
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Use a match< its not that serious it just falls off dead. X_x it happened to my pup :(
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You burn it loll...... Joking you freakin pull it as hard as you can and I start pinching it and it should come off then you burn it and after that take your dog to the vet because it could have lime Disease or whatever its called.
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You give the dog a motion with out any thing in your hand or they will want more off you.
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Well my dog snow ball had a tic a buff her eye and I did not no what to do at 1st so my sis lit a cigarette and burnt it right off the dog cried but the tic is not there yeah lol:]]]

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