Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest NJ
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I don't think I've ever had to pull a tick off of Gracie, but I've taken them off my sisters dog, and several off of myself. What I do is take tweezers and grab the tick, then flip it on its back. Then, I give it a tug and the tick comes out with no problem. From what I understand, the ticks head goes into you like a hook, and you have to flip it to pull it out. Otherwise, if you just pull it without flipping it, the head can remain under your skin. Don't know how true this is, but it's the only way I now do it, and have never had any problems.