TICK REMOVER

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  1. laurieash

    laurieash Funster

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    Just seen Pedro wishing merry exmas thats just reminded me to get a tick remover for my old dog as last year he picked up 2.
    Any place that does them cheap?
     
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    Pound shops usually have them in the pet section....3 or 4 in a pack.
     
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    I don't really know because at skool I never got any, innitt.:D
     
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    Thanks for that papajohn will have a looksee after the xmas madness is over, or i should have put it on oscars xmas list.
     
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    We use the little plastic hook type removers.
    if we run out or cant find one a pair of tweezers will do.
     
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    Little tip I got from an army guy when their dogs are deployed in afghan etc....use a chemical impregnated wipe, eg an alcohol wipe or I have used screenies fron lidel.... Gently grip the tic and rub chemical of choice into body of the tic, this causes it to withdraw its mouth parts, then gently pull....hey presto...tic removed no bits left to risk infection.

    Chris
     
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    Interesting, not heard that before, but use the hooky thing or tweezers usually:xThumb:
     
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    Sounds brill!! I must tell the guy next door, he's had this tic for years. Cant understand him at all sometimes.
     
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    lymediseaseaction.org.uk

    Get your tick removers from here and help a worthy charity too.


    :cooler:
     
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    Do a google search as there's a few good videos on what a tick in the skin looks like and how to remove them properly.
     
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    I've had two myself ! One on my inner thigh in France. The other on the back of my neck in Australia.

    Yeeukkkk.
     
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    I cant find the link now but a couple of years ago saw a video where you rest your finger lightly but with slight pressure on the body of the tick and rotate in either direction like a mini 'round and round the garden' action, it is amazing tried it three times now never failed, apparently it makes the tick giddy and it retracts fully

    Worth a go particularly if you are stuck with out the fork, which I must say I have never found very easy due to long fur on Lola
     
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    Tick remover just use some meth's on a bit off cotton wool even after save less chance of infection any spirit will do I have never used one of those tick removers sum one who used to be a friend tried to remove a tick Frome my dog with one of them things I ended falling out with him
    just a cotton bud socked in any strong spirit will make the little buggers let go
    bill
     
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    We were given some advice by a kind German which works well, cover the tick with some Vaseline for two or three minutes, they can't breath, and naturally start to withdraw. Once they are reasonably visible use a tissue to get a grip, gently turn and pull. Normally ensures that they come out without to much problem. The other tip is to do the same with nail varnish, again stops them breathing
     
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    hello

    I do it with alcohol and cotton. ... it's very easy, jusr put a lit bit alcohol cotton, put near the tick and it lose them self from the skin.... after pick it up and do little BBQ with it....lol
     
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    Does any kind of alcohol work, vodka, wine etc or does it have to be rubbing alcohol which I read about often and never find in shops.
     
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    Should NOT do this! It can cause them to throw up before retracting and that is where most of the nasties are! :xsmile:
     

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