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Old 12-12-2008, 11:41 AM
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no burning. no suffocating. use tweezers and just pull. if you stress the tick with the burning/suffocating/etc it can cause them to regurgitate all their cool little diseases into the dog.

if you don't get the head, it's not really a huge deal. just keep the area clean and the body will expel the head in time.

keep a note of the date, and just keep it in mind. it takes 48 hours-ish of being attached for a tick to transmit lyme disease, and it takes weeks to months for them to get sick from it if they're going to. lethargy, lameness, fever, "just not right' are the most common symptoms of lyme. i think vets are pretty good about testing any lyme-suspicious dog in this area since it's so common.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:39 PM
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OK... I will just keep the area clean and just have the vet take a look at the area to make sure she isn't getting a bit of an infection if we didn't get the head out since she is going to be there already anyway.

Now I'm pretty sure Belle has had a lyme vaccine... does that help anything or is it just to make us feel better lol.

I guess I better go hunting for our tweezers since this probably won't be the last time this happenslol

GOD I hate ticks... they freak me out lol.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:46 PM
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They only time my guys got ticks was hunting. I want to pick up one of these for the next time..

http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/...ck_removal.htm
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:50 PM
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Don't forget that the wood tick is much larger than the lyme tick !
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:03 PM
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They only time my guys got ticks was hunting. I want to pick up one of these for the next time..

http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/...ck_removal.htm

Whoa that thing is COOL. I may have to get one

We have A LOT of ticks around here... so I guess I should be surprised that this hasn't happened before
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