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July 12, 2019


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Laurie Stone

Yick. Just got a tick off my dog Libby the other day. So gross. I also find taking an alcohol pad and just holding it over the tick for a few minutes causes it to pull away. I'll also try the tweezer method.


Another important thing to note is that the tell-tale target rash doesn't always show up. So if you've been bitten by a tick and start to feel flu-like symptoms then tell your doctor about the tick. The rash only shows up between 70-80% of the time.


Great advice. I'm getting itchy just thinking about it I've found one once or twice on myself and on my dog. Luckily, no other reactions.


Hi Laurie, Jennifer, and Rebecca,

Thanks for writing about your tick experiences and tips.

It's serious if you're bitten and get Lyme disease.


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