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How to remove ticks from a dog?

Never had to deal with this myself so I have no idea how to do it.  My friend's dog picked up a little friend while out for a hike with her this weekend.  How do you get rid of them?
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Re: How to remove ticks from a dog?

  • Use pointy tweezers to try and remove the tick near the mouthparts. Then clean with alcohol or betadine.
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  • I don't know much more than this: tweezers, alcohol and make sure You get the head.
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  • I have a tick spoon from the vet but I have found that tweezers can be easier.  Then I just make sure to clean the area and treat with antibiotic cream if necessary.  I usually flush the tick.
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  • I'm so impressed with everyone!  I work with ticks and have heard the most crazy ways that people think a tick should be removed.  The only way to safely remove a tick is to take a pair of tweezers, get as close to the skin as possible, and gently but firmly pull the tick straight out.  It will often look like a chunk of skin has come out with the ticks mouthparts, but that is actually tick cement that the tick has secreted in order to hold itself in.  Was the tick huge and engorged?  Those are the females.
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