How do I safely remove a tick from my cat?

Table of contents:

  1. How do I safely remove a tick from my cat?
  2. How do I get a tick off my cat without tweezers?
  3. Why should you not burn a tick off?
  4. How do you remove a burrowed tick?

How do I safely remove a tick from my cat?

Step by step guide to removing a tick from your cat: Part the fur around the tick so you can get a good view. Position the tick remover around the body of the tick, close to your cat's skin. Carefully pull and twist the tool (making sure not to squeeze) to dislodge the tick. Take your time with this step.

How do I get a tick off my cat without tweezers?

Use Dental Floss In a Pinch But if you don't have tweezers around, some dental floss might work as well. Simply tie some thread around the mouthpart area of the tick (as close to the skin as possible), then pull up and outwards. Pull slowly, so you don't break the tick off but rather pull it off completely.

Why should you not burn a tick off?

But while burning a tick into submission is probably the most popular removal method, studies show that it can also be the worst. Getting the tick out as quickly as possible is crucial, since the likelihood of contracting Lyme disease or another infection rises steeply after 24 hours.

How do you remove a burrowed tick?

How to remove a tick

  1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible.
  2. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. ...
  3. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
  4. Never crush a tick with your fingers.