The idea of discussing how to remove a tick is not pleasant for anyone.  Truth be told, I’m a bit grossed out by the entire topic.  But it is something that needs to be addressed.  Summertime is here.  You are outside more often than during any other months increasing the odds of ticks leaching on to your pets.  So you need to learn how to quickly, effectively handle the situation preventing further complications from arising.  Here are a few tips on how to remove a tick from your pet.

Wear Gloves

Never remove a tick with your bare hands.  Always wear gloves.  The reason being is a tick carries nasty, infective agents that penetrate through your skin and seep into your body causing havoc upon your system.  Prevent this from happening by just wearing gloves.

Find a Place to Put the Pest to Rest

The best place to put the tick after removal is an airtight, screw on top jar filled with rubbing alcohol.  Throwing it away does not kill it.  You need to keep it in a place where it cannot escape or cause further harm to your pets and others in the house.

Grab Tweezers

Grab a pair of tweezers or find a tick removal kit for pets, and start removing the tick from your pet’s hair.  Try not to turn the tick or squish it for the fluids inside may be released and harm your pet.  The idea is to minimize additional infection from occurring.

For more tips on how to remove a tick, talk to a Florida dog obedience instructor or a k9 obedience trainer today.