My collie, Mia, has just come back from our walk with a tick on her face. It's not unusual for her to pick up ticks and she is regularly Frontlined, but this tick is inbetween her eyes and is very close to her right tear duct. I've tried to get it out with a tick remover hook but as I started to twist it Mia squealed and pulled away so I imagine it's painful. The tick isn't dead but it's not moving too much and hasn't taken in any blood, so I imagine it is on its way to ticky heaven.
What is the best way to get it out? Should I just wait for it die and hopefully fall off? She's incredibly wriggily, understandably, and I don't want to hurt her or stress her out any more, or accidently poke her eye out with the remover. Is there a good way to restrain her without stressing her out so I can try and quickly remove it? At the moment she's just padding around the garden quite happily, it doesn't seem to be irritating her. I don't want to risk Lyme disease but I also don't want to cause Mia any stress.
Thanks for your help!