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Tick Removal

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I am posting this here, because I thought more members would ssee this, but feel free to move the post. This was sent to me by a friend with two pugs who lives in the middle of Maine deer country - plenty of ticks!

Tick Removal- It's that time of year!!!!

Please forward to anyone with children . or hunters, etc!! thanks!

A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And
it really works!! I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the
best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places
where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in
the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.
Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on it's own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me. Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with
tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say,
"It worked!" Please pass on; everyone needs this helpful hint.
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I'll move this to Care and Grooming

That's interesting information actually because my partner works on a farm, and the house across from it has a cat that comes to visit the farm everyday. Gil said the cat had a tick on it a couple of weeks ago, but said the owner was going to get it off because you have to be careful when removing them, so i'll be letting him know this to tell them all
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This is an excellent trick to removing a tick! Sometimes our dogs get them and I just pull them off; I'm kind of an expert on that now. You just have to grab them from the base and pull otherwise when you pull, their head will still be on the patient! Yeuch! But this works great as well, thanks a ton for the tip!
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