Any tips for removing ticks from your dog? My doggo always attracts flees and I’ve tried several medications/products but they don’t seem to work :/
@El Batman, youll want to poke the ticks ass with something hot (this is not a joke fyi). If you just pull the tick off it will typically leave the head of the tick buried in the skin and this has a high chance for infection. So you poke it with something warm untill you see it start to crawl around again and then you can remove it.
I dont personally know of any quick method for removing lots of ticks either which is what im sure you were looking for.
And weve alwats just used a flea and tick collar but seeing as how youve tried several products/medications thats probably old news. Have you tried any of the shots that are supposed to prevent them?
@El Batman, best way I know is a good pair of flat headed tweezers(not the sharp pointy ones), hold them to a flame, preferably a lighter, until they are warm (blackened, not red hot lol) grab the body of the tick and hold until you see it trying to struggle, slowly pull away, and I mean slowly, until it unlatches.
@Guy Fawkes, We have tried the collar but no effect. We actually have been giving them shots on a monthly basis and kept the dose the same, but it seems like it only works for like 2 weeks and they come back :(
@El Batman, when we find a tick on our dog, we use some Vaseline. What you want to do is suffocate the tick into unattaching from the animals skin, so you get a glob of Vaseline and rub all around where the tick is attacked to the dog, ensuring there are not air pockets. The consistency of fur sometimes makes this difficult but short haired dogs are the easiest for this method. Once it can’t breathe, the tick should release and you can dispose of it as you please.
@El Batman, there are special tick picks / tick pincettes for both humans and dogs. They grab the tick by their head, then you twist it/turn it and pull slightly. They exist as thin cards too, but the pincettes are a lot better I'd say.
@El Batman, not sure if they're picking them up in your yard or on walks, but there are plenty of products to spread in your yard that are supposed to prevent ticks and other nuisance bugs
So I had a tick on the back of my neck the other day. I felt something itchy and brushed my neck to find a tick on the end of my finger. I shrieked and flung the tick to God knows where and then went “well that was very manly.” I then proceeded to shower twice and lay on my bed in the fetal position shivering and crying.
How coincidental, I just pulled a tick off of me... I'm actually really stressed about it