Question by  Peter (31)

What are the procedures for getting seed ticks off of dogs?

My dogs went running in the woods and now they have several seed ticks, can you tell me how to get them off?


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

One way to get rid of seed ticks is to coat over them with vasoline or nail polish remover.This will smother the tick and make it much easier to remove.Because they are so tiny it is difficult to remove these ticks but sometimes you can have great luck wrapping a few lehgths of tape around hand and touch to ticks.


Answer by  marly (29)

When removing a seed tick, you don't want to just pull it out. This could leave the head and cause infection. Light a match, and then blow it out. While it is still very hot, touch it to the tick,causing it to withdrawl from the skin. Then remove from the animals skin.


Answer by  Bill16 (11)

While using latex gloves remove the seed tick from the dogs skin using a firm pulling action with tweezers. Avoid squeezing the body of the tick when removing.


Answer by  soapjunkie (581)

Try applying a large dab of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the cotton ball for 20 seconds. Afterward, the tick will come out stuck to the cotton ball as you are lifting it off. Visit your vet before trying any treatments.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

When they got on my dog I called the vet and he had my husband take his solder iron and get it hot and dont touch them just put the heat by them and they will back out and fall off whn they do make sure you clean them all up and burn them so they don't get back on.

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