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How to Remove a Tick from your Pet

  • You can buy a tick remover from your veterinary surgery.
  • Select the large or small hook depending on the size of the tick.
  • Place the hook underneath the tick's body part.
  • Twist the hook to release the mouthparts whilst gently lifting the tick away.
  • Turn over the hook and look for the tick's head and legs to ensure it has been completely removed.
  • Clean the area with warm salt water.
  • DO NOT USE TWEEZERS!  The body part will become detached from the head, leaving the mouthparts still intact.  This often causes an infection requiring antibiotics.

If in any doubt, the veterinary nurses at your veterinary surgery will be happy to help you.

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