by Susie Bearder
Tick removing device
When I first encountered ticks on our animals, ignorance on my part and a certain squeamishness meant that I went to the vets to deal with it. I know, I know.... I have come a long way.
My various searches of the internet didn't help particularly as they just weren't clear enough and were full of dire perils like not leaving the head in.
The other issue was what exactly to use. This little gadget has been the most effective in my opinion. Being steel (easily washable), good grip for fingers and strong I felt much more in charge of this little operation - which I am sure is conveyed to the animal.
The 'v' of the remover can be slipped with a little pressure under the tickhead along the skin and the tick will finally have to release its hold as the gadget moves totally under the body of the tick.
I took these photos meaning one day to share them with other people who may be a bit like me.
Hi Susie... Thanks for the nice tip. Please tell us the name of the device and where you got it.
Are ticks commonplace in Spain?
Here are some other posts on the horrible tick: