How to remove a tick (if you are coordinated)

03/20/2009 at 6:44 AM 3 comments

Hey guys, if you arent normally coordinated dont try this, but for the rest, it could keep you from having to go to the office for tick removal

those pesky tics. They are insatiable. and I remove at least 30 each year–and that’s just from my cats. Yes this works on cats too. don’t do dogs, so i dont know how they will respond, but they are pretty docile.

you need a sharp blade—NO, we are not going to cut anything, just read on—- slide it close to the ticks head, right up to where it is attached. then while holding tension on the skin on the same side of tick as the blade, leverage the tick out of the skin. It is a rotating motion mostly and it does not pull the tick out but you pry it out. IT can take a couple of  tries, but it doesnt hurt anything, the patient does not feel anything but some presure and a slight scraping. The tick comes out whole and usually still alive and only rarely is there any bleeding. IT takes a bit of practice but if you get good at it and that fact gets out, expect lots of calls.

I dont use this on deer ticks because I cant see the dastardly bastards.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. RaiulBaztepo  |  04/01/2009 at 3:50 AM

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

    • 2. aliekat55  |  04/01/2009 at 8:47 AM

      Thanks for the support. Your english is excellent. What is your primary language? Spanish? Portuguese?

  • 3. PiterKokoniz  |  04/08/2009 at 5:32 PM

    Hello ! ^_^
    I am Piter Kokoniz. oOnly want to tell, that I’v found your blog very interesting
    And want to ask you: what was the reasson for you to start this blog?
    Sorry for my bad english:)
    Thank you:)
    Your Piter
    Hi Piter, I have been writting for years and wanted to record some of the experiences from my practice. I started a book form but prefer the short informal format of the blog. which I may later collate into a book format.
    Your english is excellent. Where are you from?


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