Tick removal from your dog or cat is serious business.
The Tick Twister Pro is a serious tick-removing tool.
Ticks carry many diseases dangerous to dogs and cats, some of which are transmissible to humans: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, Erlichiosis, Tularemia, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis and others.
When removing ticks from your pet you must protect yourself from disease. We will tell you how to do so in this article. Use of the Tick Twister Pro will help to protect you and your pet.
Using the Tick Twister Pro is as simple as Hook, Twist, Pull.
- Wear gloves. Household vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves are fine.
- Hook the tick as close to the skin as possible. The gripping device on the Tick Twister Pro is tapered, so slide it as far toward the tick as it will go without applying excessive force.
- Twist around a few times, but as you twist, keep the tick firmly pressed into the Tick Twister Pro.
- Lift gently as you twist.
Now you have the tick in your Tick Twister Pro. Do not touch the tick with your bare hands. Continuing to wear your gloves, slide the tick out of the Tick Twister and flush it down the toilet.
If your pet has multiple ticks, dispose of them individually. Removing them from the Tick Twister onto a paper towel or other surface risks having them escape.
Disinfect the site of the tick’s attachment. Use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or cotton-tipped swab.
The Tick Twister Pro is sufficiently economical to have one for your car, one for your home and one for your backpack.
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.
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