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My new favorite product – The Tick Lasso

October 8, 2015 6 comments

The Tick LassoQuite a while ago, I saw a product I had never heard of before at my vet’s office. It is called the Trix TickLasso.

What??? A lasso for ticks? Yup. It’s a real thing. And, the veterinarian staff wholeheartedly endorsed it. When they showed me how it worked, I was sold. I purchased it immediately.The Lasso

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?

  1. Like a ballpoint pen, you push the button on top of the applicator and a small lasso appears at the other end.
  2. You loop the lasso over the tick (down where the head is attached).
  3. Release the button and the lasso tightens around the tick (just like lassoing a bull).
  4. Twist the applicator and pull.

That’s it! The whole tick comes out and you’re done.

The lassoed tickJust make sure to dispose of the tick. (If you use a lit match to kill the tick, like me, make sure you let the tick out of the lasso before burning him otherwise you will ruin your lasso.)

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.

Wordless Wednesday #112

October 23, 2012 12 comments

 

Dog Boots or Fashion Statement?

February 13, 2012 15 comments

PugzOften on the way to or from the dog park, we will stop by a local feed and supply store in Rosemount called Fluegels. They carry all sorts of cat and dog supplies and often the premium dog foods you can’t find at the chain stores. Several times this winter I have seen a display for a new type of dog boots that I had not seen before – Pugz.

Immediately, I was reminded of the winter boots with a similar name that many of us humans wear (more as fashion statements than winter protection). I’ve got to be honest, I looked at these boots and laughed. First, for the clever name. Second, because I couldn’t tell if they were meant to be more of a fashion statement or function. They go up so high on the leg that I wonder about the dog’s comfort.

Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe they’re comfortable and a highly desirable item for the dogs that wear them.

What do you think? Have you tried these boots on your dog? What did they (and you) think of them?

Wednesday Winners: Paw Luxury

March 11, 2009 3 comments

Today’s Wednesday Winner is Paw Luxury.

Paw Luxury is a great website that features a lot of pet products that focus on organic and eco-friendly materials. Check out their Bella Beds made by Bella Creature Comforts, or their dog shampoo products like Bark N Bath Natural Lavender Dog Shampoo.

For dog toys, check out the West Paw Zogoflex Huck or the Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Eggplant.

Paw Luxury has tons of great products that are natural, organic and healthy for your pet. Enjoy today’s Wednesday Winner!

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