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post #1 of 7 Old 07-13-2009, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Tick problem!

My dog has a tick on his forehead and every time we try to take it off he goes crazy. He's pretty small so it's really hard to hold him when he keeps thrashing around trying to bite us. (doesn't hurt since he has no teeth anymore ).
The tick is still kinda small so it's hard to get a grab onto it. :/
He's had ticks before and has never acted out like this! He's even had them on the same spot before.
Any tips on how to get it off?
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-13-2009, 02:26 PM
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My dog had a tick once. What you need to do is get a hold of your dog lol. I recommend giving him a benadryl (dogs can take those) to make him a little calmer. Then once you can have someone hold him light a match then blow it out. With the end still hot, put it on the butt of the tick. This will make him wriggle out and then you should be able to easily pull him out. The problem with just trying to pull him out is that depending on how far in he is, his head and part of his body could get stuck, making it even harder to get out.

Hope this helps! :)
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thank you :) I'll try that!
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here's a video hehe.
Remove a Tick From Your Dog: Flea & Tick Control | eHow.com

BTW Get a couple chickens if you have a tick issue. They will eat all the bugs in your yard. I raise dogs and I have two chickens and never had a tick problem :)
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i live in an apartment xD
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Thats how we do it...but everytime we touch the tick he starts freaking out. :/ It's worked before though.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-13-2009, 05:09 PM
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BTW Get a couple chickens if you have a tick issue. They will eat all the bugs in your yard. I raise dogs and I have two chickens and never had a tick problem :)
Do you know if ducks eat them? We have six ducks and I was thinking they'd help with tick control, but they seem to be worse than ever.

A trick about removing ticks that I have heard about, but not tried yet, is to soak a cotton ball with Dawn dishsoap and place it on the tick. Let it sit a few minutes and the tick will back out and will be caught in the soap and you dont have to pull it out. If it works, it may be less traumatic for your dog.

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