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Thursday, October 8, 2009

August 2009 Newsletter

Here is the pet tip of the month. We are sure that everyone has had or heard of trouble with a tick on their pet or someone else's pet. Try this when a tick starts showing its head.
This method can be used to get them off of you, your children or your pets. Give this a try next time you run into a tick. This method will work in places were it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.

Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball, cover the tick with a soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it a few seconds (15 to 20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

This technique should work every time. We've used it and it's much less traumatic for the patient. Unless someone is allergic to soap, we can't see that this would be damaging in any way.

Remember that we are not professional doctors, and you should always read instructions and talk to your vet about what is best for your pet.

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