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How to Remove a Tick

Things you will need:

  • gloves
  • fine point tweezers or tick remover tool
  • container with lid or Ziploc bag
  • alcohol
  • disinfectant

Steps for Removal:

ticks

1. Put gloves on to avoid any contact with your skin

2. Prepare your container or plastic bag for disposal of the tick once you have removed it. You can add alcohol to your method

3. Take your pointy tweezers or tick remover tool in one hand and spread the fur of your dog with the other hand. Grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible while trying to keep the head and the mouth intact

4. Do not twist or jerk the tick, gently pull it out straight, steadily and firmly. Anything left behind like the mouthpiece can lead to an infection

5. Once the tick is removed, dispose of it properly. Clean the site with some alcohol, wash your hands and disinfect your tools.

Here is a video demonstration.

Written by Carisa Leblanc, Technician Student

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Last updated: July 12, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Baxter Animal Hospital