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Wait a Tick! How to Safely Remove a Tick

June 23, 2014

It’s summer and summer means ticks. Ticks are gross, and not only are they gross, they are exceptionally gross. And just when you thought they could not possibly get any grosser, they do — sucking up blood, transmitting disease and just generally being the Michael Jordan of grossness. So, what do you do with a tick that has attached itself to one of your beloved pets? The next…  

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Ick, Ick, It’s a Tick!

May 12, 2014

I’m sure our veterinarian bloggers will agree with me, but parasites suck: literally and figuratively. Growing up in the country, I was no stranger to ticks. My first horrifying experience was waking up one morning to find that a tick had fastened on to my eyebrow….a nightmarish experience for an 11-year-old girl. And we quickly found out that ticks loved to latch on to our…  

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Detickification: How to Safely Remove a Tick

May 13, 2013

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 We’ve done ticks here before – and I’ve spent a lot of words focusing on the ‘yuck’ factor. Ticks are gross, and not only are they gross, they are gross, too. And just when you thought they could not possibly get any grosser, they do, just lying there, doing the 400 meters in the gross Olympics and taking home the gold….  

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Pacific Coast Tick (Dermacentor occidentlis)

Beat the Bite of Disease-Carrying Ticks

May 08, 2012

ABC said it, The New York Times reported it, and even The Wall Street Journal wrote about it— it’s a good year to be a bug – and the big bad, blood-sucking tick is no exception. The milder-than-average winter that much of the country celebrated last year has a dark side: the potential for much greater tick infestations. Where deep freezes did not occur to…  

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