Ticks are one of the most common parasitic insects in the world. Frequently found in tall grasses or wooded areas, ticks latch onto larger hosts like dogs and cats using their mouthparts. Once attached, they suck blood from hosts, engorging to several times their original size. It is extremely important to completely remove an embedded tick within 36 hours, otherwise, tick-borne diseases can infect the host. These harmful diseases include Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Powassan, plus many more. Be forewarned: improper removal won’t get rid of the tick, and, may cause a tick-borne disease to spread faster.
In this guide, we will go over the proper steps to take when removing a tick from your beloved animal. We will also cover how to identify a tick on your animal’s body, and, provide detailed information on the best way to remove a tick using the Revolutionary TickZapper® – the easiest, safest, and most effective way to remove the entire tick – including mouthparts! Read further to learn more, and order your TickZapper®today!
In order to locate and remove ticks before they have a chance to harm pets, it’s best to perform a thorough inspection of the animal’s body after he or she has been exposed to the outdoors, regardless of the season! By the time a tick has engorged itself on a host animal, it can look suspiciously like a wart or skin tag. Use your fingers to slowly and carefully feel for small bumps on your animal’s skin surface, beneath their fur. If you’ve found white, gray, or light-brownish mass on the animal’s skin, check at the base of the mass, where it will be flush. If the mass is indeed a tick, you’ll find the mouthparts burrowed in the animal’s skin, as well as four pairs of legs, nearby. The six primary areas to check for ticks, after outdoor activities, are as follows: inside of ears, between toes, under the tail, in the genital regions, around eyelids, and under the collar.
Fun Fact: Did you know that ticks do not have heads? Ticks have three body regions: the capitulum (basis capituli, palps, and various mouthparts), body, and legs. The capitulum is often mistaken for a head. In reality, there is no head! Ticks rely on their Haller’s organ to source blood hosts. This organ operates much like an antennae. Located in the two front legs, it is an important sensory organ that enables ticks to detect factors emitted by potential blood hosts, such as odors, heat, vibration, as well as other external factors. It is vitally important to be prepared when engaging in outdoor activities so ticks may be removed from dogs, cats, or other pets as soon as possible – to avoid disease transmission. Be prepared! Have your battery-free, lightweight, always-ready TickZapper® on hand for fast and easy tick removal!
How to Remove a Tick from a Dog, Cat, or other Animals with the TickZapper®
Removing ticks from animals with tweezers can be difficult, frustrating, time-consuming, and potentially unsafe if the ticks are not contained and fall away. Not removing a tick quickly – and thoroughly – may lead to a transfer of unwanted and potentially dangerous tick-borne diseases. It is vitally important that the person doing the tick removal avoid making physical contact with the tick, to ensure that pathogens that cause tick-borne diseases are not transferred. For animal owners who deal with tick issues on a regular basis, or, for new pet owners with no experience removing ticks, the revolutionary TickZapper® provides an effective way for pet owners to remove the entire tick (including mouthparts!) – while also eliminating the risk of touching the tick. This quick and easy method can reduce stress for both pet owner and pet, save time, and eliminate the need for human contact with ticks.
So, what is the most efficient, effective, and easiest method of tick removal? The answer is…TickZapper®! A tick removal solution that works to remove the entire tick (plus mouthparts!) from pets – with no need for direct human contact with the tick! TickZapper® has a convenient encapsulation chamber at the tip, which securely captures and contains ticks. No more worries about a tick falling away and living on, only to find its next host! Simply press the lever to open the tip, and release over your tick. It is now secured! Push the green button to stun your tick, which will force it to release from your pet – including its mouthparts! No more pulling on your pet’s skin, or leaving mouthparts behind! Once the tick is gently stunned, you will be able to choose what disposal method works best for YOU…send away for analysis, dispose of tick, or relocate. Either way, the choice is yours…and you did it all without the risk of direct human contact with the tick!
The Steps for Quick Reference:
- Step 1: Locate tick on your pet; move fur away to expose tick’s location.
- Step 2: Push clear lever, place tip over tick, release lever for secure containment.
- Step 3: Press green button twice to stun the tick, prompting it to release.
- Step 4: Turn your TickZapper® clockwise, then pull directly outward, to safely remove the tick from your pet.
- Step 5: Send your tick away for analysis, dispose of tick, or relocate it…your choice!