They work on splinters, etc as well
They don't work very well in, um, hard to access places
Or on dogs where the fur just gets in the way. I prefer the hooked tweezer type.
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AND my new puppy progress DIARY
I have used the O'Tom tools for the last ten years or so and have removed two or three ticks a week from my tick-magnet springers during Spring to Autumn. I have not had one failure / break up in that time. Using tick tweezers or the stainless version of the card my success rate was fifty / fifty.
Go and have a look on the O'Tom website and look for the micro photographs of the tick mouth parts with its backward pointing barbs/hairs and you can see why rotating the tick in order to wrap the barbs around the beak works so well rather than just pulling out straight.
No connection, just a relieved and grateful user!
O'tom is the finest tick remover. Period.
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