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removing ticks

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What is the best way to removing ticks from my lab I think I keep losing the head?

Is there a better product then front line it don't seam to do anything?

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I use tweezers to pick them off. If the tick is in the dog pretty good I apply some rubbing alcohol to the tick first. I also think front line is a joke.

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I have heard you can foam up some dawn and put that on there and in 15 minutes or so they let go. Can't confirm it.

Not sure about the Frontline. That's what we use and don't seem to have a problem with it. My lab runs through the woods regularly.

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I typically use the tweezers also, works better then the "tick removal tool" someone gave me. Just be sure to grab the tick right at the dogs skin and don't try to grip and rip the tick out, instead use gradually increasing force until the tick comes out. This is what has worked best me.

I heard someone say you could coat them in vaseline and they will let go in 10 or so minutes but haven't tried it.

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Another thing you could try is (kind of weird but) put peanut butter on it. The oil makes it so they can't breathe and the come out after a few min.

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