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« on: October 28, 2009, 23:35 »
Keep an eye on your moggies, just had to remove 3 tics of my cat!!!!
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Re: Cats
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 10:56 »
Eeurgh-hate ticks :tongue2:

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 11:51 »
Got a load to remove from a couple of hoggies. The O Tom tick hooks seem to do the best job. Nasty creatures.  >:(

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 12:17 »
I used a method  a chap at work told me about, you rotate your finger anticlockwise around the tic (it doesnt matter if you touch them) and for some reason they dont seem to like it and release their hold and drop away. Was very sceptical when he told me, but he was right  :)

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 12:28 »
I used a method  a chap at work told me about, you rotate your finger anticlockwise around the tic (it doesnt matter if you touch them) and for some reason they dont seem to like it and release their hold and drop away. Was very sceptical when he told me, but he was right  :)

I like the sound of that  ::) I'll give it a go next time  :)

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Re: Cats
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 12:47 »
Blimey ! sounds intriguing. Just taken a couple of dozen of the nymphs (3mm) off. Nasty business. :(

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 13:45 »
Got a load to remove from a couple of hoggies. The O Tom tick hooks seem to do the best job. Nasty creatures.  >:(

Rob

We got a pack with 2 different sizes of that O Tom tick tool to use on the dogs. Its a great tool!
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Re: Cats
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 13:50 »
"I used a method  a chap at work told me about, you rotate your finger anticlockwise around the tic"

Is that like bathwater ?    Clockwise in Australia  ?

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 13:55 »
Thats what you do with the tick tool, it just saves you having to touch the horrid thing  :tongue2: not sure the rotational direction matters though  ??? but then I run a mile from that kind of operation and OH does the deed (while I hold the torch)  ::).

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2009, 16:11 »
The biggest mistake you can make with a tick is fiddling, just get hold and get the job done  :)

Spot 'em, grab 'em, twist & pull, jobs a good un   ;)



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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2009, 16:16 »
Don't squeeze the abdomen but hold them as close to the skin as possible with some tweezers, a gentle pull and they will let go.
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2009, 16:17 »
But it's fun to squeeze them once they're out Auntie, they go pop  :blink: :)

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2009, 16:20 »
oh... nasty girl  :ohmy:

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2009, 16:20 »
 :D  Thats me   ;)  :tongue2:

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Re: Cats
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2009, 19:28 »
Ever tried Puffed Ticks, Vember ?



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