- A tweezers is one tools you can use to remove ticks that is latched to the Dog's skin. The tweezers is able to actually grip the tick at the right area for easy removal. Other than a tweezers, you can actually purchase a tick remover tool.
Cloth with mild rubbing alcohol
- Once you remove the tick, you want to ensure that the area you removed the tick from is now germ free. pour less than a quarter bottle of rubbing alcohol into a bottle and add about half cups of water. This mix will not burn the skin of your pet and will help to kill any germ left by the tick.
Use your fingers to create a clear path so that you can easily see the tick and that you don't accidentally pick out the Dog's fur when removing the tick
Get your tweezers and use the tip of the tweezers to hold the head of the tick. If the tick has been feeding, his body will be swollen with blood suck from your dog. Do not try and remove the tick by gripping and pulling on the blood filled body as this will cause the tick body to burst and spilling of the blood.
Gently Pull with an upward movement. and the tick should be pulled off. If the tick got broken during the pull. Do not leave any portion of the dead tick on the animal as this may cause infections or Lyme disease.
Use the cloth with the diluted medicated alcohol to wipe the area where the tick was attached. Your dog is now tick free and should be wagging his tail in appreciation.
If you are unable to use the tweezers properly or don't have a tweezers, there are other products available to easily remove ticks from dogs. The Tick Key is one of my favorites as i never loose it or forget where it is placed as it is attached to something important.....my house key!