Sometimes even with frontline a tick will attach himself to my little dog... his nose is always sniffing in the long grass.
I discovered a simple technique to 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.
When you remove
ticks using tweezers you get as close to the head of the tick as you can
and pull straight out, it often leaves parts of the tick behind and
that can be really bad and cause infections and other problems for your
dog. Ticks seem to like areas near the eyes and ears, which could also
leave marks and scars that wouldn't ever go away.
So how do you do it?
the tick in a circular motion and pretend you're trying to make the
tick dizzy. I generally stick with one direction, clockwise. It usually
takes less than a minute, so if it's not working, make sure the body of
the tick is moving around. Remember you can't get dizzy unless you're
actually moving in a circle, quickly. I doubt the tick actually gets
dizzy, but they sure don't like something about the movement and they
crawl out on their own.
I used this technique only today and it worked a charm!