O’Tom Tick Remover (5 packs)
O’Tom Tick Removers are designed to grasp the tick exactly at the point where its’ jaws attach to the skin. The device can then easily be rotated between the finger and thumb, gently removing the tick and all its mouth parts. This is far more effective than pulling on the body of the tick, which could easily leave jaw parts embedded in the skin. It is not advised to try to kill the tick first, just gently remove it with this neat little device.
Each pack will consist of one small and one large remover as seen in the picture.
Sold as 5 packs containing 2 tick removers. Suitable for removing ticks on all of your pets.
In the past people would often kill ticks before removing them. It is now known that this can encourage the tick to inject liquid back into the host animal, increasing the risk of localised infection or systemic disease. If you remove the tick and leave the mouthparts of the tick behind in your pet this can also cause localised inflammation and pain.
Ticks in the UK can carry a disease called Lyme’s Disease, a very serious disease that can result in severe illness in dogs, cats and humans.
Babesiosis is another disease carried by ticks. It is found in ticks on mainland Europe but also in the UK, mainly in Southern Britain currently. If you are taking your pet abroad you must protect them against ticks. You can talk to one of our experienced qualified vets to find out more information regarding ticks in the UK, and in mainland Europe, and how best to protect your pet.
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