The Trick About Tick Removal

Ticks. No matter where or what environment you live in, they are almost always inevitable to stumble upon at one time or another. What do you do when one of these pesky bugs winds up on your pet? Regardless of the type of tick, there are a number of steps to be taken in order to ensure proper removal and discard of the pest:

  • Protect: Protect both your pet and yourself from the diseases transmitted from a tick by wearing gloves and using an antiseptic.
  • Remove: Use tweezers to remove the tick’s body. Grasp the tick as close to your pet’s body as possible without pinching skin. Pull straight and outward, ensuring no piece of the tick is left behind. Never jerk, twist, or squeeze the tick’s body.
  • Dispose: Always make sure to properly dispose of the bug after removal. If you are worried about the tick possibly carrying Lyme disease, store the body in alcohol and allow your vet to inspect prior to administering any vaccinations.
  • Clean: Clean the area of your pet with an antiseptic to prevent infection. Make sure the tweezers used are disinfected with alcohol or a hot flame to kill anything left behind.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests checking pets for ticks daily, especially if they have spent an extended amount of time outdoors. Tick preventatives are also available and can help repel the pests when applied monthly. To help protect your loved ones, always remove a tick the moment it is discovered!

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Pet Accident? No Problem.

If you own a pet, there is a strong likelihood that you’ve had to deal with tricky stains at some point. While there are a number of cleaning products found in pet and grocery stores alike, some owners struggle with the use of chemicals in areas their pets frequent.

Creating natural stain fighters is often easier and cheaper than running out and  purchasing a bottle whenever your cat or dog has an accident. Many of these items you may even already have in your home!

Cleaning up after a pet accident doesn’t have to be stressful. By using the above items, you can rest assured your pets and your home will be protected from harmful cleaning chemicals.

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