"If you find a tick on your dog, grasp it at the head with tweezers and use gentle, steady tension to pull it away from the skin. If you grab the tick and twist or wrench it sharply to one side or the other, you have a real probability of leaving the head in the skin...|
"...flush it down the toilet...
"Ticks are members of the arachnid (spider) family" (Kim Campbell Thornton. "Putting Pests to Rest." Dog World, April 2004: 38-41).
Colby Glass, MLIS