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Roadtreking: Protect your pets against ticks

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

It’s that time of year again.

We were petting Tai the other day and noticed a little bump between his eyes on his forehead. There it was: The season’s first tick.

We took him to the vet and had it removed. You want to get the entire tick out, in one piece. “Most people just try to squeeze it out,” our vet told us. “That’s never good. They more often than not break it off on the head. They get the tick’s body out but it’s head – where the toxins are – remain in the dog.”

She showed me how to do it, using tweezers to dig way down, under the head, and then pulling it up.

“Be sure to ear disposable gloves,” she added. “It protects you from disease. Never try this with your bare hands.”

To read the full story by Roadtreking, click here.

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