My new favorite product – The Tick Lasso
Quite a while ago, I saw a product I had never heard of before at my vet’s office. It is called the Trix TickLasso.
Of course, since I regularly use Frontline on the dogs, I have never had the chance to use it. It sat in my junk drawer for months. I had completely forgotten I had it.
But recently, I was a little late in applying Frontline on the dogs and Daisy got a tick. (I hate those damn little buggers.)
I was upset that my lapse in memory had allowed one to attach to her. Damn ticks.
I was also really worried about removing it and not getting the head out. In the past, I have tried to remove a rock using a tweezers. Getting the head out was usually futile. But, this time I had the TickLasso! So, I thought I would give it a try.
It was money well spent.It was really easy to use, and unlike a pair tweezers, it removed the tick intact, head and all. What a great product.
So how does it work?
- Like a ballpoint pen, you push the button on top of the applicator and a small lasso appears at the other end.
- You loop the lasso over the tick (down where the head is attached).
- Release the button and the lasso tightens around the tick (just like lassoing a bull).
- Twist the applicator and pull.
That’s it! The whole tick comes out and you’re done.
You can see a video of how it works below.
If you want to purchase one for yourself, they are pretty much everywhere, including Amazon.
Note: I purchased this product myself and used it. I was not approached by anyone to endorse this product.