I heard once that if you put something on a cotton ball and put it on the tick area that it would kill the tick and draw it out onto the cotton ball. Problem is I don't remember what you put on the cotton ball. It was something very common. Maybe cooking oil??? Any ideas?
Actually I just found what I was looking for. You apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the tick for 15-20 seconds. Then the tick should come out on it's own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
Can't wait to give a try. I would love to hear if it works for anyone. What have we got to lose right?
Honestly, just pull it out and sink it in to alcohol. Thats the way to kill them. If you put stuff on it, burn it, it could cause it to upchuck its stomache contents into your dog, which can not be good. I learned this from an Emergancy room nurse in our rescue. All that you have heard about making it back out is old hat. Pluck it and clean the area good.
Whoever said you can't buy happiness, must have never owned a dog!!!!!!!!!!!
I guess the main question was on my cat, there is a spot on his head and I couldn't tell if it was a tick burrowed in or if it was a bite mark. It may sound silly but I am having a hard time telling what it is. I hate to jab at it if it is a scab and not a tick. He has had ticks on him before, but usually they stuck up and you could tell for sure that was what it was and we could just pull it out.