Here’s the best way to remove a tick from your dog or cat so you’re prepared to get rid of these dangerous parasites.
Prompt and proper removal of ticks is important in preventing an attached tick from to your pet. It can take between 24 and 48 hours for a burrowed tick to infect its host, so removing it quickly is critical. For purposes of this article, we refer to the removal of a tick from a dog, but the same steps will apply to most pets.
Dog got a tick in its ear from the garden....removal was done and now is better.... I'm not a professional it was just a simple task to remove the tick... The dog was not harmed in this video.
How to Remove a Tick from a Dog
Here is another video on removing ticks from your dog...
In this instructable I will demonstrate how to easily remove a tick from your dog without pulling it out. The tick will crawl out on it's own and ...I easily remove about 20 ticks a year from my two dogs. When I used the old way, which was get your tweezers as close to the head of the tick and pull straight out, it would often leave parts of the tick behind. Ticks seem to like areas near the eyes and ears, which would leave marks and scars that wouldn't ever go away. In this instructable I will demonstrate how to easily remove a tick from your dog without pulling it out. The tick will crawl out on it's own and you won't have to deal with 'did I get it all out?'. This sounds like a magic trick and you might even think it is, I did. My sister inlaw had been telling me how to do it for quite a while and I just never tried it, because I didn't think it would work. One day when I was at the vet getting my dogs their yearly shots, my vet found a tick and removed it using this method and I was sold.Removing embedded ticks is a delicate operation because it’s easy for a piece of the tick to break off and remain in your dog’s skin if done improperly. Follow the removal steps below or consider bringing your dog to a veterinarian who can safely perform the task and, possibly, show you how it’s done. Infection can occur after 24 hours, so if you find a tick on your dog, remove it right away. Always wear rubber gloves to protect yourself from possible injury or infection.This was our first time removing a tick from a dog. This method worked well with no distress to our dog - although I did run away quickly (I was holding our dog) once the tick jumped out. Tick is now in a jar with all body parts in tact. My husband wore disposable gloves and we cleaned the area where the tick had held on with an antiseptic wipe. Thanks for the advice - it really workedWhen removing an embedded tick wear gloves to avoid touching the tick and contacting any diseases. Using a pair of fine-tipped tweezers or a tick-removal instrument, gently grab the tick close to the head. Do not grab the tick by the body as this may crush the parasite and cause harmful bacteria to enter the dog's bloodstream. Without twisting, firmly pull the tick outward. If the head detaches from the body and remains in the skin, remove as much of the head as possible. However, leaving part of the head in the skin typically is not life threatening for the pet.