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How do I Safely Remove a Tick?

  From a Staffordshire Bull Terrier



Learn how to safely remove a tick from dogs or Cats.  To remove an attached tick, use a pair of fine-tipped tweezers or special tick removal instruments. These special devices allow one to remove the tick without squeezing the tick body. This inportant,as you do not want to crush the tick and forrce harmful bacteria to leave the tick and enter the dog's bloodstream.


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Grab the tick by the head or mouth parts right where they enter the skin. Without jerking,Do not grasp the tick by the body.



Without jerking, pull firmly and steadily directly outward.Do not twist the tick as you are pulling.



Using methods such as applying petroleum jelly,a hot match or alcohol will NOT cause the tick to "back out".In fact these irritants may cause the tick to deposit more disease-carrying saliva in the wound.



After removing the tick, place it in a jar of alcohol to kill it.Ticks are NOT killed by flushing them down the toilet.



Clean the bite wound with a disinfectant. If you want to,apply a small amount of a triple antibiotic ointment.



Wash your  hands thouroughly.



Please do not use your fingers to removed or dispose of the tick. We don't want you in contact with a potentially disease-carrying tick. DO NOT squash the tick with your fingers. The contents of the tick can transmit disease.



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