It’s important to remember that examining your pet's body regularly should be part of your total pest preventive plan.
Removing most of the pests you occasionally find on your dog or cat is not a big issue except for the fact that ticks bore into your pet’s skin using backward-pointing spikes that can make safely removing them difficult. If you try to remove a tick by squeezing it and pulling it out, this could cause the tick to secrete more saliva into your pet and pieces of the tick's rostrum could remain embedded in your pet's skin.
So, what can you do to safely remove ticks? One of the best tools that Dr Karen Becker of Mercola Healthy Pets that she has come across and highly recommend as part of a system for protecting your pet is the Tick Stick. The Tick Stick is one of the few tools that allows you to actually hold the tick (without compressing it) and remove it by using a twisting, rather than a pulling motion. Why is the twisting motion so important? This is because ticks anchor its rostrum into your pet with backward-facing spikes. So, if you try to pull it out, the spikes work against you locking the tick ever tighter in place. And if you continue to exert more pulling pressure on the tick, the rostrum could break... potentially leaving tick body parts in your pet's skin. The twisting motion allowed by the Tick Stick takes advantage of the tick's rostrum structure. As you twist, the spikes bend into the axis of rotation, making it easier to remove the tick. You should be able to see why I included the Tick Stick as part of my advanced regimen to protect your pet against ticks.
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