Gently press the remover against your pet's skin near the tick.

These ticks are parasites that could endanger the health of your dos. There are traditional methods of removing the ticks by use of tweezers and removing them individually. However, if the head is left behind and it is not removed properly, your dog's health is still in danger for health problems, infection might occur. Zypher Clarke-Dolberg, a dog trainer explains how to remove a tick from your dog.

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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.

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May 20, 2012 - Dog first aid: removing ticks Ticks are a major problem for both dogs and humans because of the dangerous diseases they carry and transmit. The brown dog tick is named for its color and because it is found on domestic dogs. Although it is unusual for a brown dog tick to bite humans, it will do so in the absence of a canine host. If bitten, the dog tick must be removed as soon as possible.

May 13, 2014 - Removing tick from dog with tweezers

The brown dog tick is named for its color and because it is found on domestic dogs. Although it is unusual for a brown dog tick to bite humans, it will do so in the absence of a canine host. If bitten, the dog tick must be removed as soon as possible.

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Ticks can be an unavoidable part of the spring and summer months for many dogs and their owners. The staff at has a lot of experience with ticks, both from our customers and our own dogs. Here is how to safely identify and remove them, as well as some tips on how to avoid them in the future.Several over-the-counter and prescription medications, shampoos and sprays prevent tick exposure in dogs. To reduce the risk of tick exposure, check the dog daily, especially during tick season. To check, run your fingers through the dog's fur, feeling for bumps on the skin. Embedded ticks are generally dark brown or black and can be as small as a pinhead or as large as a grape. Remove an embedded tick from a dog within 24 to 48 hours to avoid infection and diseases.When 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.In order to properly remove a tick you must be careful to get the entire tick out. To do this, you may wish to wear a pair of disposable gloves or use a paper towel for handling the ticks. Then, using tweezers or a special tick removal tool, grip the tick by the head and as close to the skin as possible. Pull the tick straight out slowly and firmly without squeezing the body.

Do not twist the tweezers when pulling out the tick, do not try to burn the tick with matches, and do not apply anything to the dog’s skin to try to get the tick to “back out.” None of these methods work.

After removing the tick, place the entire tick in a small amount of rubbing alcohol to kill it. Do not squash the tick with your fingers. The site where the tick was attached will leave a small wound, so you will need to clean your dog’s skin with a disinfectant and apply a dab of triple antibiotic ointment once you are sure that you have removed all the parts of the tick from the dog.