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Baggins' Bites: An Easy Way To Get Rid of Ticks
July 05, 2011
Dear Dog Lover,

First, I want to say "THANK YOU" to all the moms of non fur children who shared their experiences introducing dogs and children. I have more than enough info for my article and I owe it all to you. Thank you so much!

For all the U.S. and Canadian readers, I hope you had wonderful Independence Day celebrations.

For Sammy and I, we had a much needed quiet weekend at home. We tested a dog treat recipe generously shared by a reader (it’s coming soon!).

I also pulled two ticks off of him which reminded me of an email my mom had sent a couple weeks ago and I posted over on the Facebook Page.

But I wanted to share with the loyal readers of Baggins’ Bites in case you didn’t see it over there.

The Easy Way to Get Rid of Ticks

My mom sent me this info. Don't know it's origin but the advice is good. Sounds like it "suffocates" the ticks which I've always heard is a good idea. Hope it helps!

“Please forward to anyone with children, hunters or dogs; or anyone who even steps outside in summer!

A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- and it really works!

"I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick.

This is great because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc."

"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.."

"Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"

Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.”

Reader J.J. Creger says vaseline works too. It's the same principle.

Good luck and may you and your pets have a tick free summer!

If you’re interested in natural flea preventives you might want to check out my

natural flea prevention page.

Yours in Treats and Health,

Jen & Sammy the best in dog treat recipes

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