Monday, September 28, 2009

The Tick Key

This is the first time I have ever endorsed any product here, but I just have to share this with all you pet owners. Paul came back recently from a stop a Cabela's in Pennsylvania with this neat little gadget:

It's called The Tick Key, and it is without a doubt the quickest, easiest, most efficient way to remove a tick I have ever seen! We have deer ticks here in our area and Rosey, Lucy and Paul have all been bitten by them. Deer ticks carry Lyme disease which can be a devastating illness for man or beast if not caught and treated properly.

Deer ticks are so tiny that, despite our best efforts, often the head is left in the dog after removal, and then we end up with a wound that has to be treated because it becomes infected. That was until The Tick Key. This little doohickey works to remove the whole tick in one quick pull.

It costs about $5, is made out of aluminum and has a little hole it in to carry on a key chain or to hang right from your pet's collar. If you can't find one in a sporting goods store near you, visit their web site.

14 comments:

bluecottonmemory said...

What a great item! Tics give me the heebeegeebees!

Tammy Howard said...

When Tom and I were first married we rented (thank God!) a house that we thought was ideal - and we intended to try to buy it. There was a lot of acreage, although a good bit of it was protected woods. We had a big picture window in our bedroom and deer came right up to it. It was so romantic and beautiful. We brought Lea home to that house, and I couldn't wait to go on walks with her through our 'woods'. Turns out that deer who come right up to you windows also means deer tics that fall right out of the trees. Tom couldn't even mow the lawn without covering up from head to toe. I never took the baby outside without a little screen over her car carrier.

We moved as soon as our lease was up.

A little device like that would've come in mighty handy...

mama-face said...

Yes, I remember when we lived back east and we'd have ticks on the dogs, on us...this was in the olden days when you used a match to burn them off. I can't even believe that now that I think of it! Tis true, though.

HAHA...I thought this was an award when your page was loading on my computer. Maybe it could be...hmmm

Badass Geek said...

Necessity is the mother of invention. Things like this are so awesome.

honeywine said...

That is a handy dandy item! Poor Pas has only ever had one, but it was right next to his nose. That is a sensitive spot to try to get one off.

New England Girl said...

What a neat product - and such a cheap one!! :) Thanks for sharing it with us. I am definitely going to have to check it out. :)

Lani said...

hmm.. that is actually pretty neat. I HATE ticks!!

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Laoch of Chicago said...

Wow that is pretty cool.

~Kristen~ said...

Thanks for sharing that find with us! I always freak when I see a tick on our dog! I have to get me one of these.

Just Breathe said...

Very interesting. I've never seen that before.

Dreamgirl said...

Great tip!
Just stopping by from SITS wishing you a fabulous Wednesday!

Bethany said...

Nice! We just have the bigger ticks here so it's not a big deal but the little ones are tiny so I can see how this would come in handy!!

Erin M. said...

I haven't seen this product before, but it sounds great. We don't often have to deal with tics, but it's still smart to be prepared. I'm going to have to get one. Thanks for sharing this!

Krysten Hartenstein said...

That sounds awesome! My parents live in Northern WI and I know they have tons of problems with ticks - heck, we have those problems when we go to visit. This little invention looks like it could solve some problems!

 

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