How to Get a Tick Off Your Dog

Finding ticks on your dog shouldn't be cause for immediate panic, but you do need to remove them as soon as possible. With the use of a simple tick removal tool, you can pop those suckers right off your dog, barbed mouth-parts and all.

Removing ticks from a dog is not difficult. Getting a good grip on the tick, from the tip of its head - as close to your dog's skin as possible - is the most important step. Special tick removal tools like Nancy Kerns' favorite, the Pro Tick Remedy, are designed to wedge the tick securely and lever it by the mouth out of its victim's skin, keeping the tick's drill-like hypostome intact.

Continue Reading

More Skin & Coat

Getting Rid of Fleas in the House

 Subscribers OnlyThe job of getting rid of fleas in your house or yard really consists of taking on both the adults and all the other...

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs

Browsing through Internet postings about the benefits of apple cider vinegar will likely give you pause. In some...

Vitamin D for Dogs

 Subscribers OnlyVitamin D deficiencies in dogs can cause health problems over time, but so can an oversupply. Because vitamin D is...