How to Remove Ticks

Unfortunately, you'll need to learn how to remove ticks, because try as you might, there will be times when ticks will attach to your dog or onto you, no matter what you've done to prevent them.

Removing ticks from dogs is a simple procedure. 

Finding a tick buried beneath all that fur is the hard part!

Using tweezers is best, but you can use your fingernails, if you see a tick and do not have a pair of tweezers readily available.

Make sure that you first separate and move your Golden's fur so you can see where the tick's mouth is embedded.

Slide the tweezers so they are on both sides of the tick and grasp the tick against the head where it has bitten in.

Apply some pressure while slowly pulling backwards.

The reason for the slow pulling is to be sure that the tick's head comes out, rather than breaking off inside, as this will cause an infection.

For an already engorged tick, removal will be the same, but it is a little bit harder to get the tweezers at the correct placement. 

If a tick is on a person, the same procedure can be followed.

You can then put a little bit of peroxide on the site of the bite.

Make sure that you kill the tick, as removing it does not kill it.

Return from How to Remove Ticks to Tick Bites

Go from How to Remove Ticks to Golden Retriever Homepage

Copyright 2008-2021
All Rights Reserved.

Information on this site is for educational purposes.
Consult your vet for advice about medical treatment for your Golden Retriever.
        Privacy Policy        Contact Us