Tick removal tip

Dan, thanks for this correction. I didn't check snopes, as I trusted my friend. But the write up here is good info.
Again, sorry for the mis-information.

Sharron, no worries at all - it came from the goodness of your heart.

Thanks Fran for being so kind, but its good to double check things.. I forget to do it sometimes and am glad others are not as lax..
Hope you all have a wonderful evening.

I got a little v shaped tool called a tick off at my vets office a couple yrs ago, you slide it under the tick and the tick catches in the v and comes right out. We only get a few ticks a yr, but this tool work great and it was only about $2.

Thank goodness we have very, very few tick problems here in No. Cal….

@sharronhurlbut:

Dan, thanks for this correction. I didn't check snopes, as I trusted my friend. But the write up here is good info.
Again, sorry for the mis-information.

No apologies Sharron, you're always of help to us and we appreciate that. I just happened to go through the tick thing some weeks ago because I found 2 on Buddy and did some research before attempting to remove them.

A couple things to remember about ticks … check immediately when you've been outside, even if just in your own backyard; if you find one that has attached itself, pull the tick straight out. If you twist it or pull sideways the head will break off and leave its toxic.

Recently found an organic spray for ticks and mosquitos - it contains citronella, rosemary, and garlic oils and you rub it into their fur. I think it must work because I haven't found any ticks on Gossy but plenty on me!

I made my own spray - similar to what Wizard posted - same oils.

But then I was at Planet Dog last summer and they had wipes that come pre-moistened with the same ingredients and I use those now as they are super convenient and the dogs don't seem to mind them as much as spray.

I have O'Tom for removing ticks and it's really great! (Lisastewart, do you have same tool?)
http://www.otom.com/

@Tiva:

I have O'Tom for removing ticks and it's really great! (Lisastewart, do you have same tool?)
http://www.otom.com/

Interesting because most say don't twist but pull gently and slowly straight up.

yes, the O'tom is exactly like what I have, mine came with 2 sizes as we have little seed ticks here that are the size of a pin head and really hard to get out.

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