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    Default Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    What do i do???

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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    Natural Tick Repellent
    I cannot tell you how excited I am to discover this ridiculously easy, natural tick repellent that really works!




    But before I spill the secret, let me give you some background information:


    We just moved to a property deep in the woods of Pennsylvania.


    My dog and I were diagnosed at the same time with Lyme’s Disease 2 summers ago


    We caught it early, got treated and now we’re all better.




    I hike and/or creek swim in the woods with my dog 5 to 6 days a week, March through October.


    Where I currently live has the greatest number of confirmed Lyme’s Disease cases in the whole country.




    I hate chemicals.




    Before I discovered this natural tick repellent, we’ve been pulling a minimum of 3 to 4 ticks off my dog each day and usually one to two on me.




    I hate ticks.




    My husband told me we had to figure something out with all these ticks or else he wanted to put Frontline on my dog.




    I hate Frontline.




    It’s full of dangerous chemicals and not good for dogs (or for people that love to hug and cuddle their pets).




    Okay, got all that?




    So then a few weeks ago, my essential oil guru, Meagan from Growing Up Herbal, wrote a guest post on Primally Inspired teaching us how to make super easy homemade bug repellent oils. I tried her easy recipe since bugs are terrible where I live this time of year. Her homemade oil recipe worked like a charm! Truth be told, it even surprised me how well it worked.




    In the post, she also mentioned that Rose Geranium Essential Oil was a good tick repellent for animals. So I bought some Rose Geranium oil, hoping and praying it would work or else I would have to go the Frontline route.




    I put a drop of Rose Geranium Oil in between my dogs shoulder blades and a drop at the base of his tail each day before we go outside. That’s it.




    I also put a drop on the insides of my wrist and a drop behind my ears.




    We did our daily hike and creek swim in the woods. We came back. No ticks.




    What, no ticks?! I thought this is too good to be true.


    To this day (it’s been going on 4 weeks now *update 3/22/14 – it’s been going on over 8 months now and no ticks!!!!!!!), I have not pulled one single tick off my dog or me. We went from pulling 3 to 4 ticks a day off him to NONE. Zip. Zero. Nada.




    This is huge!




    I have no idea why Rose Geranium oil works so well, but honestly, I don’t even care. Okay, scratch that – I’m a nerd and I am kind of curious to learn why it works so well, so if you know, please enlighten me.




    I’m just so happy that I don’t have to put Frontline on my dog and that I found something completely natural that costs way less than Frontline AND that really works for both me and my dog! (and it smells really, really good!)
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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    Where do you get the Rose Geranium? At a health food store? Thank You. Does it work for fleas also?

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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    oh no. Ticks are the worst. if it's burrowed deep, i would take her to the vet to have them remove it, just to be safe. You don't want the head to get stuck in there.
    I think there are some options like using heat to get them out. I usually just find the head of them and tweeze them out and clean the spot really well. Poor Daisy! I hope you get it out.

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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    I've mastered getting them off with tweezers. But I wouldn't recommend it unless you can get a good grip without squeezing the tick, and Daisy will sit still. It usually takes two of us, me and my husband to get the tick out.
    Otherwise, just go to a vet and have them do it. It won't be expensive as usually a vet tech does it, not the actual vet.


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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    I've mastered getting them off with tweezers. But I wouldn't recommend it unless you can get a good grip without squeezing the tick, and Daisy will sit still. It usually takes two of us, me and my husband to get the tick out.
    Otherwise, just go to a vet and have them do it. It won't be expensive as usually a vet tech does it, not the actual vet.
    Me too i just use tweezers and pull really fast when i get a good grip. Then clean and disenfect the affected area. Vinegar is a good natural Tick repellent.

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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    If you can't get the whole body out w/tweezers, I agree w/the gang… take her to the vets!!! Good luck...

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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    If it was me I would be marching of to the vet to get the bloody thing out and be safe.

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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    Well, you pull it out! We have one of those tick lasso things. It's easy to use and removes the whole animal. A pair of tweezers will do the trick too, but make sure you manage to get a good grip of the whole little beast so that the head doesn't remain (if it does, you will need to keep a close look as there's an increased risk of infection).

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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

    I've become very good at removing them with a match and it makes them move!! LOL!

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    Default Re: Need help! Just found a tick. Its in her skin!!!

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