Touching a tick with a hot match or applying fingernail polish may kill the tick, but will not cause it to detach. Then you are likely in for a trip to the vet. Be sure to NEVER use flea and tick products on a cat that are meant for a dog. It can easily be fatal if you do so.
By Lizzyanny from Pacific Northwest
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Using tweezers to remove a tick is very bad advice, more often than not this will only lead to tearing the tick apart and leaving some of it imbedded in your dog. Use only tools that are specifically meant for this task.
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