The Right Way to Remove a Tick from Your Pet

Man paddles a kayak with dog in lapYou’re petting your dog, when all of a sudden you feel that foreboding little lump… Yuck! It’s a tick! Now what? How do I remove a tick!?

Your first reaction may be to pull that pest off of your pet’s skin as quickly as you can. However, when done incorrectly, the head of the tick can remain embedded in your pet’s skin and continue to pose risk of diseases like Lyme disease.

To safely remove a tick (and educate you as to why it matters), your friends at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services have compiled tick removal tips and information regarding one of our least favorite outdoor nuisances. Continue…

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