HOME-MADE TICK REPELLENT RECIPE: Mix organic apple cider 50/50 with water and spray or comb into your dog’s fur. It will act as a repellent and condition the skin.

MYTH: Smothering the tick with Vaseline or burning it with a match is a good way to remove a tick. FACT: Both methods traumatize the tick and it releases fluid into the skin which can lead to infection.

TICK REMOVAL: You will need tweezers, rubbing alcohol, cotton ball, soap, a pill bottle with a lid. Sterilize the tweezers with the rubbing alcohol or wash thoroughly with soap. Slide the tweezers as close to the skin as you can and pull straight up (do not twist). The tick may take a chunk of skin with it or leave the mouth parts attached to the skin. Do not worry, the mouth parts cannot release any bacteria once the body is gone. Pull the mouth parts off the skin and rub with an alcohol soaked cotton ball.

TICK DISPOSAL: Place the tick in the seal-able pill bottle, a Zip-Lock bag or attach it to a piece of tape and throw it in the garbage. DO NOT flush the tick as they can survive very well in water.

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