Ticks. These bloodsucking creatures are no good in the pet world (unless you keep pet ticks. If that's the case that is pretty cool.) and can cause the transmission of diseases such as Lyme disease. If you are like me and live in a rural area surrounded by trees and deer (and also a forester for a dad) you probably have seen a few attached to your dog or even on yourself. So what's the best way to remove these suckers? We have the answer for you: TickEase®!
TickEase® is a company started by Dan Wolff to help stop the spread of tick-borne illnesses to people and pets. He also educates people on how to repel and prevent ticks and even has a tattoo of one to show off his passion! Cool, huh? We have tried other popular products to remove ticks so I was really excited to try TickEase out as tick removal seems to be some kind of science and nobody can agree on the right way to do it. So let's take a look at this neat tool...
TickEase has two ends: the thin tweezer end for people and the slotted scoop end for animals. The tool itself complies with the CDC guidelines for removing ticks and is made out of stainless steel which is great for keeping it clean to prevent the spread of infection.
You can see in the above diagram how to use TickEase on your pets. Just a scoop of the tool and the tick is removed! Let's test that out. One problem though - my dogs don't have any ticks! I decided to go to our local animal control in Floyd County, Georgia for my tick quest and found 3!
First off, we have this sweet young female dog who wanted so many hugs! This stray had a tick on her ear.
With such an excitable puppy, I thought this was going to be hard but I just scooped up the tick with ease! No yelping, no struggle, quick and painless.
Our next dog is a Bull Terrier mixed male who was just a ham for the camera! He had a tick on his ear as well. The ears seem to be a prime place for these external parasites. It looks like this tick has been causing this pup some skin irritation which along with reducing disease transfer, is a great reason to remove ticks as soon as possible.
With just a scoop, the tick is in the grasps of the TickEase! As much as it tried to escape it couldn't which is helpful in disposing of it or you can use the testing instructions that are inside the TickEase packaging. If your pet has a tick it is advised to keep it for a while and monitor your pet to see if they experience any strange symptoms. If they do, the tick you kept will help provide the answer to the ailment.
Our next tick dog is a beautiful female pitbull with some skin dermatitis who was just so chill. Again, another tick in the ear! These are nice warm spots for them.
After you remove a tick from your pet, grab some rubbing alcohol or soap and water to rinse the area. A treat afterwards is a nice reward too!
|My sister and assistant Lily checking out a tick under the enclosed magnifying card|
In a Nutshell...
- TickEase complies with the CDC and is effective in removing ticks from humans and pets
- The slotted scoop side of the stainless steel tool is used for pets and quickly removes ticks without any fuss
- Because of the design of TickEase, the tick stays in the tool until you remove it to dispose or test.
- In the packaging, testing instructions and a magnifying card are included
- You can buy TickEase on their website or on Amazon
I have tried different tick removing devices from just plain ol' tweezers to the twisting ones and I am so impressed with how well TickEase worked. I wasn't expecting this kind of result with how simple it looks, but after trying it out I am definitely keeping this awesome tool in my parasite arsenal!
|So happy to be tick free!|
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TickEase is a wonderful tick removal tool that is easy to use and is painless! Review: https://t.co/KilyG4NVWW #ad pic.twitter.com/yRnFKUKNWW— Abby Chesnut (@TheChesnutMutts) September 3, 2016