No matter how many times someone tells you to smother the tick, or touch a flame to the tick’s back, don’t do it. These are myths that could seriously harm your dog. The best way to remove ticks from your dog is the simplest: Pull it out with tweezers being careful to leave the head intact.
IF THE HEAD IS NOT INTACT WHEN YOU REMOVE THE TICK FROM YOUR DOG don’t panic. You should try to pluck it out with the tweezers. If it’s embedded deeply, the veterinarian might need to remove it.
SANITIZE SANITIZE SANITIZE.
Don’t forget to sterilize the spot with an alcohol swab.
And finally, have your dog tested for Lyme Disease. If your dog doesn’t test positive, ask the veterinarian about a vaccination.