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7/11/12 10:43 A

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Thank you for the link. Good reminder. emoticon

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7/11/12 10:06 A

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Yes, please don't use the lighter or matches. Here's step-by-step instructions from WebMD which is a reputable site and also has a pet health section.

firstaid.webmd.com/tc/how-to-remove-
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7/10/12 4:36 P

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I don't have the benefit of living there. Sure wish I did!. Sure am being bothered by pest city here though.
Sure can't wait to get that tick key. emoticon

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7/10/12 4:16 P

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We live out in the woods in the Pacific Northwest and it depends entirely on the weather and the time of year as to how bad the ticks will be. Some years Jenny might pick up one tick and other years I'm pulling them off her weekly. I have in the past gotten the shot for Lyme disease for another dog we had, but it really isn't very prevalent here, so I haven't done it with Jenny.
I found the tick key a couple of years ago at one of our pet stores, and it's been soooo much better than trying to use my fingers or tweezers. It gets the whole tick without bursting it and you can get really little deeply embedded ones with it too.

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7/10/12 3:47 P

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I was thinking about that. I better call my vet because, yes, we do have that here. I live in california. The tick I removed from his ear seems to have causes an infection. Thank you for the reminder. emoticon

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7/10/12 3:29 P

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I hate ticks but we have a multitude of them out here. Sounds like you all do too. Do you get your pups vacinited for Lyme disease?

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7/10/12 11:02 A

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Thank you for the link. I did go to the site but I don't have any of those stores close by, so I am going to order some. I even saw a video and it looks so much easier than what I was doing. Thanks much! emoticon

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7/10/12 10:52 A

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Thank you for that information, I hope I am keeping a vigilant enough eye on Hobo..

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7/10/12 9:01 A

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tweezers. then kill the b***ards with a bottle. LOL. i took one out of Kirby's ear last night and killed it with a beer bottle cap. LMAO. it felt good.

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You can call and ask too. They'll know what you're talking about.

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7/9/12 7:56 P

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If they don't have them at Pet Smart, BearGoddess posted a link. Order on line if you need to.
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Yes, Thank you also. This sounds so much easier than what I have been doing. I sure hope they have these at Pet Smart.

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7/9/12 7:17 P

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Thanks. I've never seen nor heard of them before. emoticon
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The best thing I've found is a little thing which looks like a soda can pop top which is called a "tick key". Most pet stores carry them now for about a buck and half. They're really great! They get the head and everything out quickly and painlessly. Here's their website:

www.tickkey.com/

Best thing I've found. Especially for getting those really small firmly embedded ones out.

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7/9/12 12:32 P

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Tweezers. I would go through my dogs with a flea and tick comb each day and then use the tweezers to remove them. My dogs both had short hair so it made it easier to go through them. Tea tree oil is also supposed to be helpful to use to get them to let go as well as a natural preventative that you can spray on your dog before they go outside.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Flea-and-Tick-
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Yes please tell us the best way to remove the darn things. This area isfull of tics and I want to be prepared and not have to take him to a vet.

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7/9/12 12:13 P

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I have been having trouble with removing ticks lately. It's hard to get them to, I guess you would say, let go. I have tried the lighter fluid. I have tried matched(not in that order). I worked hours to get one off of him! I don't even know where they are coming from. emoticon

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